Call us old fashioned but we can’t think of anything more suave than a classic cycling cap (or ‘casquette’ to give them their French name) for wearing on or off the bike. Just ask Jacques Anquetil and his buddies on the Bic team of the 1960s.
Don’t take Jacques’ word for it though, the ‘Cannibal’ will tell you the same thing.
And it wasn't just the continental racers, check out the iconic British Holdsworth Campagnolo team, great caps and a matching car to go with.
To be honest with all this proud history, we don’t like seeing modern pros wearing… *shudder* baseball caps when they take to the podium at the end of a race or stage. Fortunately there’s still a few guys in the peloton representing, like Ian ‘Yogi Bear’ Stannard who won the Omloop Het Nieuwsbladd AGAIN at the end of last month.
Or this guy, not sure what his name is though…
It’s not all about team caps either, nowadays we’re blessed with more exciting designs and brands than you can shake a tyre lever at. The incomparable Italian brand Cinelli has an amazing selection of bright and brilliant caps – perfect for commuting and messenger wear. Try this brightly coloured beauty on for size!
Or there’s premium part-maker Chris King, we like this limited edition turquoise one.
Whatever your personal style there’s a casquette to fit, we stock a huge range of Cinelli, Bianchi, Chris King, Peugeot and Raleigh in our shop at 38 Store Street, so pop down and have a peruse!