Maximise your ride in our pick of this seasons trendiest and most high-tech cycle kit
Whether you’re more of a chilled-out weekend explorer or you’re ready to hit a new PB, it’s important to make sure your kit can match your motive.
So, to get you prepped for some epic rides this summer, we’ve picked the smartest gear – from foldable helmets to jackets that weigh just 250g, you’re set for the best season yet!
Look and feel fierce behind these HDPolarized lenses, which are as high tech as they are bold, filtering out 99 per cent of reflected glare.
►Oakley RPM Squared Polarized, £160, uk.oakley.com
Be game for a race on this beast – it boasts a full carbon-fibre fork with lightweight wheels for a speedy and comfy journey.
►Boardman Road Team Carbon Womens (Fi), £749.99, halfords.com
You can go wild and feel comfortable at the same time on this mountain bike, which features the ultimate adventure wheels and women-specific design features.
►Trek Skye S Women’s, £385, trekbikes.com
If the hot weather doesn’t put you off a long ride but you want to stay cool at all times, opt for this classic jersey with sweat-wicking and anti-bacterial properties.
►dhb Blok Women’s Meso Camo Short Sleeve Jersey, £40, wiggle.co.uk
Top it all off
Don’t let the sun or rain block your vision – this chic and casual cap is handy all year round, on or off the bike.
►Cafe Du Cycliste Cotton Cycling Cap, £15, victorandliberty.com
Bag it up
Team WF love this wax cotton bag, which can be easily attached to your handlebar and comes with a leather shoulder strap for when you’re off the road.
►Bramble and Mr Twigg Handlebar bag, £35.99, cyclechic.co.uk
Back to black
You can always rely on Brompton for a stylish ride that’s just as smart. This sleek city bike folds up to a third of its size and weighs just 11kg.
►Brompton Black Edition, from £785, check brompton.com to find your nearest store
Safety has never looked more stylish – leather details and a clever elastic system that enables this headgear to fold up make this a cycling must-have.
►JB Special Carrera Foldable Helmet, £120, brooksengland.com
Stay motivated and hands-free with these sweat- and weather-resistant earphones. They only take 15 minutes to charge, too!
►Jabra Sport Pace, £79.99, jabra.co.uk
Wrap up warm
Weighing only 250g, this lightweight jacket is a one-for-all wonder that comes complete with Coreloft compact fibre insulation and breathable fleece side panels.
►Arcteryx Atom SL Hoody, £170, arcteryx.com
This merino-blend workout top is a saviour for chilly evening rides. We love the contrasting panels and the detachable collar/headband.
►Sweaty Betty Intensify Seamless Merino Top, £85, sweatybetty.com