Imagine you've been handed a grand to splash on biking kit...
The cycling gods have deemed you worthy of a contribution to your funds of £1000, which must be spent on cycling kit rather than a 60-inch 4K television.
We recently asked Cycling Weekly readers what they would do with an injection of cash into their biking coffers, and here are a selection of their answers.
What would you do with £1000? Let us know in the comment box below.
I’d give it all to anyone that could invent a pair of waterproof over-shoes that actually keep your feet dry.
Rapha Shadow top, because it looks cool. I like my Ellesse cycling shorts, they’re only £20 so I’d buy a couple of those. I think then I’d buy a decent pair of shades (mine cost £4 on eBay), a Garmin 25 because that looks good enough for me, and a subscription to Cycling Weekly for a year, of course. I would probably have some change, so that would go on a sportive!
Two sets of budget cycling kits costing £300 maximum in total, leaving the rest to spend on the purchase and refurbishment of an old steel frame. It’s no good having kit without a decent bike to ride.
Some stronger wheels to cope with all of these bloomin’ potholes!
With wages as they are right now, I’d buy the controlling share of a women’s pro team for three years.
As much Assos gear as I could get. Always wanted some but couldn’t afford it.
Nothing, I’ve already got all the kit I need (well, maybe a pair of winter gloves that actually keep your hands warm as claimed). I’d be more inclined to get in touch with the local juniors setup or similar programme that gets kids started in cycling, and see if they need any kit. That’s surely more beneficial than a couple of expensive tops and bib shorts that’ll sit in the cupboard for all except the one or two perfect cycling days of the year.
Loads of Spokey Dokeys.
A power meter. Nothing else is going to help me go quicker.
Two Charge Plug One singlespeeds. One for dry rides and one for wet, which I would never, ever clean! Who am I kidding. I’d be all over it with my Fairy and my Muc-Off every time I used it.
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A cycling holiday.
Custom-made, proper fitting bib shorts for girls with fat bums and thighs. I can currently buy men’s stuff (long in the leg), eBay specials (with fingers crossed) or the FLAB pedal pushers (not bibs).
I’d get a Movistar team kit, and then a Garmin and that new car detector thing (that could be very helpful). I’d have some money left over.