How many leotards is it healthy to encounter in a single day? For many, even one may be too many. But if you’re a fan of this sleek look – which, though it may not actually make you go faster, certainly looks like it does – then we suggest investing in a few key pieces from Italian brand Castelli, which designs with performance and style in mind.
The Castelli Prologo 4 zipped cycling jersey is crafted from the label’s breathable, moisture-wicking Prosecco fabric for a comfortable fit with additional, convenient patch pockets, elasticated to keep your belongings secure when on long rides. mrporter.com
Castelli Free Aero Race vortex and mesh bib shorts are a more aerodynamic version of the label’s best-selling Free shorts and are crafted from Vortex, an exceptionally soft and breathable stretch-jersey fabric that provides unbeatable support without constricting, with a dimpled weave to optimise air flow. mrporter.com
The POC Octal cycling helmet has a fully wrapped aerodynamic unibody shell that enhances protection while maintaining a lightweight feel. The Coolbest padding offers superior cushioning while helping to regulate temperature on long rides whether it be to withstand the rain in London or Majorca’s Tramuntana mountain range. mrporter.com
The Fizik R5B perforated Microtex cycling shoes are made in Italy in a streamlined shape with durable uppers, crafted from resilient Microtex fabric and ventilated for optimised breathability. The innovative Boa IP1 closure system creates a fit adapted to the shape of your foot.mrporter.co
These POC DO half blade sunglasses (£170) have anti-fog, glare, dirt and water-repelling polycarbonate lenses perfect for city or country riding with a flexible wrap-around frame and rubber nose pad to keep them in place. What’s better is that they seamlessly integrate with the POC helmet. mrporter.com