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Fairweather cyclists can rejoice now that warmer weather has arrived. Whether you’re whizzing down one of London’s cycle superhighways, navigating the cobbles in Paris or off-roading in the Alps, there are few better ways to enjoy the sunshine than taking to your bike. But before you zoom off, make sure you’re properly equipped with this season’s hottest accessories, including foldable helmets, leather wine carriers and anti-chafing cream. Now you’re ready, on yer bike!


1.
Gloves

Rustines
Crochet gloves in Tricolor hues from this French brand.

rustines.fr


2.
Pouch

Carradice
Stow your keys and change in this frame-fitting leather bag.

carradice.co.uk


3.
Bell

Crane Bell Co
This nifty copper-coloured design is made in Japan.

cranebellco.com


4.
Basket

Brooks England
Aluminium basket with a grip made with leftover leather from saddle-making.

brooksengland.com


5.
Lock

Martone Cycling Co
Sturdy foldable lock from this New York-based company.

martonecycling.com


6.
Light

Bookman
Stay visible with this Swedish brand’s rechargeable lights.

bookman.se


7.
Bottles

HydroFlask
Stay hydrated with help from this Oregon-based firm.

hydroflask.com


8.
Trouser strap

Brooks England
Keep your hems from tangling in the chain with these handy leather straps.

brooksengland.com


9.
Chamois cream

Udderly Smooth
This thick moisturiser contains Shea butter to prevent chafing.

udderlysmooth.com


10.
Hex wrench set

ParkTool
All popular wrench sizes are combined into one fold-up tool.

parktool.com


11.
Bike

Schindelhauer
Lightweight aluminium single-speed bike from the German brand.

schindelhauerbikes.com


12.
Bottle holder

La Bouclée
This strip of leather slots together to create a bottle-transporting appendage.

lookmumnohands.com; labouclee.com


13.
Tube patch repair kits and bungee cord

Rustines
Essentials from the French brand that opened its first shop in Paris in 1903.

rustines.fr


14.
Bag

Topo Designs
Made in the US, this bag attaches neatly to your handlebars.

topodesigns.com


15.
Helmet

Martone Cycling Co
This model collapses down to an easily transportable size.

martonecycling.com


16.
Glasses

Alba Optics
These frames come with interchangeable lenses. See?

albaoptics.cc

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