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The 10 Best cycle helmets

There are as many high-tech skull protectors available as there are bikes, but which to choose? Here are a few ideas...

{1} Pro-Viz Triton

It may be an all-rounder, but this  light, well-ventilated helmet – with  snap on/off visor - should keep  long-distance cyclists just as happy  as commuters. Pro-Viz is well known for its high visibility gear and the  helmets are no different – there  are reflective strips along the head  and an ultra-bright LED light in the  rear headring.

£54.99, proviz.co.uk

{2} Bern Watts

By fusing helmet design elements  used for action sports; from cycling  to skating, Bern has managed produce  a helmet as popular with fashion- conscious urban cyclists as it is with extreme sports fanatics. The Watts is simple, original and is a world away  from the technical designs of most  high-end cycle helmets.

£44.99, brainbucket.co.uk

{3} Catlike Whisper Plus Deluxe

The headwear of choice for the  Cervelo Test Team, this dramatic  yet beautiful helmet is somewhat of  a design classic. The deep holes cut  into the shell not only create excellent aerodynamics but also make it  an incredibly light piece of kit.

£99.99, i-ride.co.uk

{4} LAS Victory Limited

For the racers, this high-end Italian made helmet is a must have. It received a five star review from BikeRadar.com which praised its excellent construction, sculpted interior and added extras to customize it for comfort during summer and winter.

£125.99, wiggle.co.uk

{5} Giro Savant

A top-end helmet for road cyclists at a fraction of the price of its competitors. Giro lives up to its reputation for quality; this helmet is comfortable,  light and the Roc Loc 5 dial ratchet  system means you can adjust it in  seconds while still riding.

£59.99, halfords.com

{6} Specialized Propero II

A well-designed helmet that will  perform well for road cyclists. It’s  well proportioned, easy to adjust  (thanks to the one-handed dial on  the rear) and, for the very reasonable price, has great airflow and weighs  in at a mere 238g.

£70, evanscycles.com

{7} Bell Presido

This great all-round helmet won’t break the bank. The Presido features the in-molding, easy to adjust straps and  one-handed adjustment dial that you would expect from all high-end helmets.

£29.95, johnlewis.com

{8} Bern Nina Girls Helmet

For active families, this stylish youth helmet from Bern will serve the kids who cycle in the summer and ski in the winter. It can be adjusted to two sizes and comes in a big range of colours and styles.

£39.99, cyclesurgery.com

{9} Pro-Viz Mars

If you are looking for an affordable helmet that will keep you noticed on  the road, the Mars is a great value buy.  It has a rear LED and adjustable headring for comfort, but most of all, comes in brighter than bright day-glo yellow.

£24.99, proviz.co.uk

{10} Kask Vertigo World Championship             

If you’re looking for a pro-level lid, the Vertigo is one of the best you can get. The helmet of choice for Team Sky, the list of high-spec features it can boast goes on and on. Kask has a reputation for designing some of the best safety helmets – this will give you the perfect balance of safety and speed.

£164.99, cyclesurgery.com