RAPHA Shirt, £75, www.rapha.cc

Rapha’s short-sleeve shirt uses almost 70 percent cotton, making it very comfortable to wear — even if you do work up a bit of a sweat, it dries quickly to leave you as cool as when you set off. Like most of

Rapha’s gear, the short-sleever has quite a slim fit, but a dash ofElastane means you’ve got a bit of give when you’re cranking it and it’s a bit more sympathetic if you’ve not got a slim build. And yes, this shirt has a few of those Rapha design touches for which you’re handing over the extra readies — here it's the button details and a single back pocket that make it stand out.