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Tour de France 2014: 10 best cycling clothes

Saddle up and get in gear for summer rides with our choice of biking apparel

Rhodri Jones
Wednesday 11 June 2014 16:53

With the Tour de France coming to England, there is no better time to get back in the saddle.

But whether you want to be Wiggins, are pretending to be Pendleton, or simply out for an afternoon pootle on your bike, you need the right gear to keep you cool, comfortable and, most importantly, safe. So whether you’re after a simple top to wick away sweat, new waterproof gear to keep you dry in an unexpected downpour, or are embarking on a new exercise regime after you’ve let things go, we have something for everyone.

Click on the gallery to see the IndyBest buys

Verdict:

There is so much gear to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to start but with the price range available, only the more experienced cyclist will notice the difference in performance. For those on a tight budget you can do worse than choosing the Tenn Active range from Halfords, which offer excellent value for money. If you have more cash to splash, Altura do a superb range of jackets and accessories, Sealskinz’s range of gloves keep you warm and waterproof, even in the most extreme conditions, and the Bergans tops have that valuable asset of keeping you cool on a hot day, and warm in the cold.

Buy now

1. Altura Night Vision Evo Jacket, £89.99

2. Ocealis Damart Women's Short-Sleeved T-Shirt, £25

3. Fat Lad At The Back Short-Sleeved Cycle Jersey, £49.99

4. Fat Face Activ88 Capri Leggings, £38

5. B’twin 700 Ultralight Cycling Gilet, £19.99

6. Halo Cycling Cap, £29.95

7. Sealskinz All-Weather Cycle Gloves, £35

8. Teko EVAPOR8 Ultralight socks, £13

9. Fjellrapp Tee, £50

10. Tenn Active Lycra Shorts, £10

IndyBest product reviews are unbiased, independent advice you can trust. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and buy the products, but we never allow this to bias our coverage. The reviews are compiled through a mix of expert opinion and real-world testing.

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