BONTRAGER Heritage gloves, £19.99,


Heading the banned list of items never to be worn off the bike — or singly — these retro-styled mitts have a grippy, lightly padded palm with some protection for the ulna nerve; the back’s mesh-vented in an old-school Bonty ‘paw’ logo, there’s a ‘snot-wipe’ on the thumb and closure’s a simple Velcro affair. Sizes S-XL, but go up a size if you’ve got ‘thicker’ hands.