Queen of the Mountains is a performance cycling brand, creating beautiful cycling apparel designed by women for women.
Our mission is to inspire and empower women to ride and to conquer their own mountain.
We pride ourselves on creating the highest quality women’s cycling clothing and building a community inspired by the beauty and freedom of cycling in the big mountains.
The physical and mental challenge of these magnificent climbs, the sense of achievement you feel as you can finally see the summit is at the heart of our brand. It is these feelings and emotions that we want to capture and share with women.
Each collection is inspired by a mountain connected with cycling – with the details and designs of the garments being inspired by the flora, fauna and epic views from these summits.
Our first Spring/Summer collection, inspired by Mont Ventoux is available to order now.
Queen of the Mountains was founded by women who wanted to make a big difference to women’s cycling – starting first with making beautiful performance cycling apparel that is designed specifically for the female form and secondly through building a community of women cyclists who inspire and motivate each other to ride and to conquer their own mountains.
Our inspiration for the name and the spirit behind the brand came from cycling 1,000kms up and over the French and Italian Alps six years ago and seeing less than a handful of women who were doing the same. We believed that there should be more women experiencing that feeling of freedom and exhilaration you get when you ride through the big mountains and that women should have the inner confidence and belief that they can do it.
We pride ourselves on creating the highest quality women’s cycling clothing, and we are building a community inspired by the beauty and freedom of cycling. It is these feelings and emotions that we want to capture and share with women all over the world.
Encouraging participation is a key part of what we do – so please have a look at the ‘Ride with Us’ page of this website to see when rides are taking place ( men are welcome to join, but women set the pace!). We cater for all cycling levels and abilities.
Come and join our tribe, ride with us.
Designed by women, for women
Alongside our mission to increase cycling participation, we have created a range of beautiful cycling apparel that is all handmade in Italy.
Speaking to real women as we developed the range, it became clear that the male-dominated cycling industry was simply adopting a ‘shrink it and pink it’ approach to creating female cycling clothing. “Surely we deserve better?”, we thought!
Throwing out the rulebook, and taking a ground-up approach, the Queen of the Mountains collection has been designed in London - for women cyclists, by women cyclists.
Performance at every turn
We want you to look AND feel amazing when cycling in our clothes.
Using the finest Italian fabrics and collaborating closely with a boutique workshop in Italy, we have been able to create garments that feel as good as they look.
Our garments feature ergonomically cut panels for the female body shape, temperature regulating materials, fatigue reducing power Lycra, the market-leading Cytech chamois pads, and striking patterns.
While we have tested the whole range in the high mountains, we have also tested it on rough, pot-holed, dirty roads, and then put it through dozens of machine washes. Each time, the kit has come back ready for the next day’s adventure.
Each collection is inspired by a mountain that is close to our hearts. The colours and details of each garment is connected in some way to the flora, fauna, and views of the chosen mountain that we have seen and experienced whilst cycling up it – making each piece all the more special.
Our first collection (available now) is inspired by the legendary Mont Ventoux in Provence, France. Our design team has drawn on the natural colours and sights from the summit of this incredible mountain.