Crochet Cycling Gloves (£15)
You can throw a lot of money at a pair of specialist racing gloves that are as light as a vole’s whisker and woven from futuristic nano-Lycra.
Or you can throw a lot less money at a nice, comfy, pair of good gloves made from leather and cotton. These pleasingly just-retro-enough mitts are the latter.
Aftershokz Trekz Titanium (£95)
Bass beats make the wheels go round. Ok, so legs and carbohydrates might also have something to do with it, but a good tune or two can make all the difference on a thrashing run to your next PB.
And these sweat-repelling music-makers do just the trick: delivering mini-vibrations through your cheekbones to your inner-ear might sound a bit Frankenstein, but it leaves your big flaps free to pick up the shouts and horns of riders and road users beside you.
GIRO DND GLOVES X CINELLI NEMO PURPLE HAZE (£32)
Like all bus drivers everywhere, it's an unwritten rule that cyclists must greet each other when passing. Being British, though, can make saying hello to strangers (however tight their lycra is) quite difficult.
Let your hands do the talking with these Purple Haze gloves. With "Ciao" printed on the fingertips, a dose of Continental flair is but a wave away.
Fabric Lumaray (£28)
Cram a bell, a light, a computer and an action camera on to your bars and you'll soon be short of space to put your hands. Which is pretty important if you prefer to keep your tyres on the Tarmac rather than knee-deep in ditches.
This nifty glower sits neatly between your GPS tracker and its mount, with 30 lumens of shine packed in to a slimline build that won't affect your all-important drag ratio.
Rapha City Round Glasses (£60)
Sticking sunglasses in someone's stocking might seem like an optimistic choice in darkest December, but those rain-drenched roads can give off a pretty mean glare come spring.
Functional on the bike, with a lightweight frame and Carl Zeiss lenses, these Italian lookers ensure you can transition from well-pedalled to well-heeled in the care-free flick of a kickstand.
Morvelo Joey bottle (£8)
"Oh Joey Ramone," Noel Fielding once opined. "Loping down the high road."
What was going through his mind we might never know - but at least you'll be able to channel your inner punk while going at the high road yourself, with this 600ml rehydrator from Morvelo. It'll fit all standard cage mounts and if it doesn't match your paint scheme, well, that's just punk rock.