Total Women's Cycling

By Jacqui Ma

Here are a few essentials to help keep you comfortable…

Good Ordering Handlebar Bag

£38 here

Sure, we could suggest a pannier bag and rack. If you’re set up and good to go with a rack, we’d certainly recommend the convince of panniers. However, if like the vast majority of commuters, you tend to use a backpack, you probably don’t want to install a pannier rack for the few weeks of the year it’s actually sunny.

Handlebar bags are a great alternative. Unlike a backpack, they don’t sit against your skin and create a sweat patch, but a bag such as this one from Good Ordering can be attached to your handlebars with no further fittings. It’s got plenty of compartments and looks pretty nifty, too.