Best cycling caps 2024: If you want to get ahead, get a hat

Perfect for protecting you from both sunshine and rain - the cycling cap is a staple of any cycling wardrobe

A selection of the best cycling caps
(Image credit: Luke Friend)

The cycling cap, or 'La casquette' in French, might be basic in its construction but it serves multiple purposes. Its threads are woven into the very fabric of cycling, acting over the years as both protection against the elements as well as a billboard for team sponsors.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.