Our top picks for casual cycling

SmartHalo 2 - The bike computer for urban commuters
Riding your bike is rarely a race - and it needn't look like one. Cycle editor, Dan Joyce looks at casuals.

Our top picks

Axa Classic £10

That rare thing: a battery headlight that bolts to your bike. Runs for 50 hours on 2xAAA batteries (included). Output is 4 lux, enough for a 15m beam. Available in chrome or black. 

SmartHalo 2 £131

The bike computer for urban commuters? It links to your phone and functions as a navigation device, fitness tracker, 110dB alarm, and 250 lumen light. It also alerts you to incoming calls and gives weather updates. 

Cube Cargo Hybrid £4,449

Vaude Womens Skomer II Dress £90

Brompton London Waterproof Jacket £150

This jacket is waterproof (15k) and breathable (also 15k) but doesn’t shout ‘cyclist!’ off the bike. There are zipped underarm vents, fold-away reflective panels, and plenty of pockets. 

Cannondale Treadwell EQ £799.99

Alpkit Woodsmoke Mountain Shirt £59

Practical pedalling

For more information about commuting and transport cycling, visit our commuting advice page.