Some companies have been making messenger bags for way longer than they have been cool for style-conscious urban riders. "Timbuk2made the first popular bicycle messenger bag back in the early 1990s and their design is still as great today as it was then," Chipps Chippendale says. "The Classic, which can now be fully customised, is bomber strong, with enough pockets and straps for everything from a week's shopping to an urgent "wait and return" delivery to Soho.
Where: Cycle Surgery (0800 298 8898; www.cyclesurgery.com)
How much: from £53.82 (small)