Ultimate setup – urban cycling

With winter beating a retreat, it’s time for the army of fair-weather cyclists to clutter the roads again. Stand out from the crowd with this lot


£70, www.hiplok.com

Designed to be “as effortless to take with you as your favourite belt,” Hiplok is a wearable bike lock. Whether you’d be as happy sashing up your grimy wheel rims to a lamp post with your best braces is another matter.

DZR Ovis shoes

£95, www.alwaysriding.co.uk

It used to be impossible to wear SPD (clip-in) shoes without looking like the sort of person who keeps protein drinks in the fridge. With DZR’s leather trainers, you can pedal smart and look normal in public.

Chrome Citizen Messenger bag

£115, www.wiggle.co.uk

Weatherproof bag, 26 litres, yada, yada. The Chrome Messenger’s buckle is a seat-belt clasp which doubles up – wait for it – as a bottle opener. Need we say more?

Viva Pista 1

£500, www.evanscycles.com

Leave gears to the mountain-riding, unitard-wearing, leg-shaving brigade and saddle up on this fine single-speeder with puncture resistant Schwalbe tyres. No one looks good pumping up a flat tyre.

Chrome Champ windproof jacket

£120, www.alwaysriding.co.uk

You’d think a cycling jacket should be hi-viz, right? Not brown. Then again, who wants to wear yellow once they’ve locked up their two-wheeler. The Champ has reverse reflective cuffs and a magnetized flap that flips down to reveal a reflective panel.

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