Basil Jada-Bag Basket, £36.99, www.madison.co.uk
This is a good-looking modern day take on the traditional wicker basket. It’s roomy at 23-litres capacity (similar to a daypack), ideal for family cycling as nappies, drinks and extra clothing can all be thrown in and the full width opening means that everything’s easily accessible. The steel-framed basket shrouded in nylon is tough and has a waterproof rain cover. It clips on to the handlebar using the BasEasy-systems mount (not included) and once off the bike the clip is hidden under the material and the carry straps provide a versatile shopping basket.
CONS: mount costs extra (£19.99)