Riding a bike is a trend, there's no denying it. Whether you live in the city, or the suburbs, cycling has been in Vogue for a few seasons now, and it doesn't look like a trend which is on the decline.
Cycling is great cardio for your whole body, so why not look extra hot with a sleek, printed, or super-sturdy helmet.
Covered with strokeable faux animal skin, this racy leopard number means you needn’t skimp on vintage-style glamour, even when there’s an exhaust pipe in your face. It would almost be illegal not to pair this helmet with a leather jacket, strong red lip and chiffon neckscarf. Vrrooom. Leopard helmet, £84, Sawako Furuno.
For devotees of minimalism, the clean lines, muted colour palette, retro styling (look at that peak!) and high-shine finish of this perfectly pared-down helmet are a marriage made in helmet heaven. It also has comfort fit pads and internal cooling channels for when things get heated kerbside. Sahn gloss jade cycling helmet, £89, Tokyobike.
Not only are metallics totally happening trend-wise, this Bobbin Bikes gold helmet is also really quite striking, being all shiny and that. There’s also something about its Seventies motorbike helmet shape that makes you feel like an Evel Knievel-esque cycling champ. Bobbin gold bike helmet, £36, Cycle Chic.
Where safety meets art, there lies the fabulous Belle helmets. They're hand-painted in New York (so you will have to wait a few weeks for delivery) by Brooklyn-based artist Danielle Baskin. Our pick is the chic grey Tropical Storm design because it’s got lightening flashes on it, basically. Belle Helmets Tropical Storm helmet, £160, Saddle & Spoke.
Bern are the true bike geek’s go-to brand for sensible-yet-stylish cycle headgear - we love this helmet for its sleek design, sturdiness, snug fit and moulded visor that will keep the rain out of your eyes. Thumbs up also for the vibrant purpleness and matching chin strap. Bern Lenox women’s helmet, £34.99, Evans.