Your first ride: Essential kit for beginners

Our list of essential cycling kit to get your out on your first bike ride, including helmets, jackets, clothes and the tools you'll need

Photo: Chris Catchpole

As you’d expect, we’re always spouting on about how great cycling is. Of course, to truly understand you need to get out there and experience it.

January is the perfect time to take up cycling. New year, new you, right? So to help you get out the door and onto the bike we’ve compiled a list of the essential pieces of kit that make starting riding that but easier.

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