“Wednesday evening racing after work here at the VeloPark on the road circuit is always good fun,” says Mark Barningham from Cycle Surgery Lee Valley VeloPark. “It’s also a great opportunity to test the new OakleyJawbreaker Mark Cavendish Prizm sunglasses. The circuit has a mixture of sweeping turns and fast straights. The pace is normally quite high and as we’re just past the midpoint of the season, everyone is coming into good form, which makes for exciting racing!

Oakley has produced yet another groundbreaking product that sets the benchmark for sports eyewear. I’ve wornOakley sunglasses for years and I wouldn’t want to wear anything else on the bike because they offer such a high level of protection – not only from the sun, but from flying debris too…


“My initial thoughts were that you could really notice the increase in contrast and how much brighter and clearer everything seemed. I have been riding in a pair of Oakley Radarlock Path sunglasses for a while using various lenses, and straight away I could tell the difference.


“The wider lens of the Jawbreaker gives a great field of vision and it goes without saying that when you are wearing Oakley that it’s completely distortion-free thanks to the High Definition Optics. These improvements show that cyclists have been key to the Jawbreaker’s development. For example, the frame is no longer obscuring your vision when you’re in the drops, much like the Oakley Radarlock XL frames which have an extended nose piece and larger lens (this lifted the frame to give more vision through the upper portion of the lens). Oakley have worked hard to achieve an optimum fit too. With the three-point fit on the Jawbreakers they are comfortable and stay anchored firmly onto your face.

“The Prizm Road Lens is also great for our changeable weather. On an overcast day when most people would be reaching for a low light lens or a transition lens, the Prizm Road Lens still performs very well under dark clouds and heavy rain.

“The racing went as expected: the pace was high from the start with a number of attacks. Even with Mark Cavendish’s signature Oakleys on, I couldn’t quite close the gap to the two just ahead of me in the final sprint and finished in 3rd.”







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