dhb Elsted Bike Box
If you've sunk a grand or two into a gleaming new bike, the last thing you want is to let baggage handlers loose on it. A sturdy bike box will offer better protection than a padded bag and, while you'll have to remove the pedals, handlebars and wheels to squeeze it all in, it's a small price to pay for a functioning bike to do justice to the Alps or the Pyrenees. This good-value box includes wheel bags, a lock and should pass airline baggage restrictions.
Where: Wiggle (www.wiggle.co.uk)
How much: £160