YAKKAY Helmet and Cover, £95, www.yakkay.com


There’s no need for fashion to fly out the window if you wear a helmet. This Danish-designed lid conforms to safety standard EN1078 and comes in three sizes, which you can fine-tune to fit your head using the supplied foam pads. You can wear the helmet alone, but for a sharper look choose one of Yakkay’s unique covers to up the fashion appeal. 

They do four styles, but we thought the Paris watch-cap style in a Prince of Wales check (shown) would top off a tweed ensemble really rather well. Available from Bobbin Bicycles (www.bobbinbicycles.co.uk).