Chapeau!

I have hardly cycled at all this year which I really hate to admit. However on Saturday I went for my first bike ride in ages. A casual 40km with my partner in crime around the country lanes of Hertfordshire with a stop gap at The Hub cafe in Redbourn. If you are ever that way it’s a really cute cycling cafe with tonnes of cakes to choose from to keep you going for the rest of your ride. As we made our way back home the weather took a turn for the worst and before I knew it, it was hailing, my gloves were so soaked I had to wring them through and my toes were starting to go numb. Although I had my long bib trousers on and a jacket I didn’t think it was cold enough for overshoes yet! My one savior was borrowing Luke’s cycling cap. I have never owned a cycling cap before but after that weather I was a convert and when I got home I decided to browse for a cap. Why? Well the peak of the cap helps keep the sun out of your eyes, deters the rain from your eyes, keeps your head a little warmer and I personally think they’re pretty cool.
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A. Café du Cycliste, Octopus Cap at £26. A lovely design and there’s even an octopus on the bottom side of the peak. The fabric is windproof but breatheable and elasticated. There are others to choose from in their animal range if this isn’t the one for you. My only concern would be keeping the whites white.
B. Svelte, Hawaiian Cap at £15. The Italian made cap is a limited edition piece with only 50 sold. With an antibacterial headband and branding under the cap. The Hawaiian design is right up my street but I do like a fun under peak picture or quote.
C. Chapeau! Lightweight Cap in Pattern Mix/Surf Blue at £16.99. Fun retro design that comes in surf blue, purple and black. Hats Off!
D. Cinelli, Jungle Zen Cap at £13.19. These caps have some crazy cool designs and the fierce the teeth on the peak are what I’m talking about!. I first found this brand on wiggle and then went to check out their site as a lot of it was sold out on wiggle. This is another limited edition cap from the Cinelli Art Programme.
E. MAAP, Polygon Cap at £20. This cap is made from lightweight cotton and comes in two different colourways. I am a fan of MAAP in general with their geo prints and patterns, also rather stylish.
F. Morvelo, Ride Everything Cap at £15. Easily foldable and great for all year round use. The slogan under the cap is just awesome.
I haven’t quite decided which one I am going to go for or whether I can choose just one. Let me know what you think may be we can take a vote! Thanks, preparedtotri xx

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