Pick ’n’ Mix
A resplendent caboodle of bicycling equipage
1 INNERMOST BOOSTERS
£24.95 (300g), liveinnermost.com
Until recently it was accepted that swordfish had no natural predators, but last month marine scientists at Hawaii University discovered the penfish, which is thought to be mightier. And just when you thought you couldn’t get any stronger, Innermost comes along with its Booster powders, which use everything from BCAAS to creatine to acetyl L-carnitine to enhance performance.
2 MUC-OFF PUNK POWDER BOTTLE FOR LIFE BUNDLE
People who claim to have swum the rivers of Paris and Cairo are either insane or in denial. But people who claim to have ‘the world’s first plastic-free bike cleaner’ are almost certainly called Muc-off. And that cleaner? It’s a powder that mixes with water and gets put in the aluminium spray bottle provided, thus making two litres of Muc-off’s original pink cleaner per Punk Powder sachet.
3 CICLISMO BADGES
£6 each, etsy.com
Struggling to exercise because you’re lazy? Then try doing some diddly squats. And struggling to exhibit your love of cycling in civilian clothes? Try pinning these cheeky little Ciclismo Badges – available in a host of perfectly detailed classic team kits – to your blazer. Mapei and Team Z for us please.
4 JIMMY’S ICED COFFEES
Top five Jimmys – go! Err… Jimmy White, Jimmy Hill, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy (nee Cricket), Jimmy Wales (he founded Wikipedia don’t you know). Although now Jimmy Cregan might well be our sixth, having co-founded Jimmy’s Iced Coffees with sister Suzie. Their chilled caffeine drinks pack big taste, low sugar and now come in environmentally friendly aluminium cans.
5 CHROME INDUSTRIES DOUBLETRACK HANDLEBAR SLING BAG
Anyone here for the yodelling session, please form an orderly, orderly, orderly queue. Anyone here for the bike luggage masterclass, please approach the Chrome Industries desk, which proudly presents the Doubletrack, a tarp material-tough, 400g-light, weather-resistant five-litre bar bag with magnetic closure and strap to convert it to a sling bag. Go tell it on the mountains!