Keep on top of your performance with a clear eye on the road with a help in hand from our pick of the top 10 glasses for road cycling.
[part title="Bianchi Aquila"]
Add a touch of Bianchi’s iconic celeste colour to your face with the Aquila sunglasses from the Italian brand itself. They’re also available in white, but why would you want that when you can be loud and proud in these? Made from high impact polycarbonate with 100% UV protection, the flexible temples help the glasses to fit perfectly to your face, and anti-slip rubber on the inside of the arms and nose pads ensure they stay in place. Not just stylish, they’re also good value as they’re supplied with three sets of lenses – smokey, clear and yellow.
Price: £59.99, available from Bianchi.
Best Price: £44.99, available from Winstanley Bikes.
[part title="Salice 006 ITA"]
Continue the Italian cycling theme with this racy looking pair from Salice. A single peripheral lens gives total optimal vision, and the multi-layer, triple-vented mirror-coated lens cuts glare, increases contrast and promotes air flow. Views of the road ahead will stay clear thanks to the scratch resistant IDRO lens, which repels water and dust, and if the sun isn’t playing ball, switch the lens to the spare clear vented polycarbonate lens, supplied along with a protective case and cleaning cloth.
Price: £69.95, available from Salice.
Best PriceL £62.95, available from Smart Buy Glasses.
[part title="Bollé Vortex"]
With a fantastic field of vision and packed full of technical wizardry, it’s clear to see why Team Orica GreenEdge have the Bollé Vortex as part of their team kit – the lens is designed to offer the ultimate high speed protection from the elements, handy when you’re racing for the line. The Vortex are as tough as old boots – the polycarbonate optically perfect lenses are 20 times more impact resistant than glass, and have carbo coating on both sides of the lens for optimal scratch protection. Plus the lenses are interchangeable, and double plus, they’re able to fit prescription lenses.
Price: £125, available from Bolle.
Best Price: £94.99, available from Outdoor Mania.
[part title="Smith Pivlock V90"]
With a larger silhouette than many of the cycling glasses here, the Smith Pivlocks have a more feminine shape that could work off the bike as well as on it. With the great coverage you also get excellent ventilation and top of the range protection from the elements. A secure fit is ensured with soft TPE at the nosepiece and temple pads, and the lens has a hydrophobic coating to repel water, dirt and grease as well as providing 100% protection from harmful UVA, B and C rays.
Price: £113, available from Smith Optics.
[part title="Madison Wishbones (Triple Set)"]
Straightforward and to the point, the Madison Wishbones are a great value option to see you through all scenarios. They come with a set of three lenses – dark tinted for bright conditions, clear for year-round eye protection, and persimmon yellow for low level light enhancement. The frame is durable and tough, with a rubberised finish, ideal for any outdoor activity, not just cycling.
Price: £34.99, available from Madison.
Best Price: £23.31, available from Tredz.
[part title="Lazer Argon AR2 Glasses"]
The little sister to Lazer’s Argon series, the AR2 suit smaller, feminine faces and have a simple, sleek lightweight frame that weighs just 25g. Comfortable to wear, Lazer has perfected the fit-and-forget feel, with a close, but not too close, fit to the lens. Made from a shatterproof PC material, the lenses offer complete UVA/B protection, and the AR2s come with three lenses (yellow, clear and grey/silver), or a photochromic version is available for £10 more.
Price: £64.99, available from Madison.
Best Price: £58.49, available from Cyclestore.
[part title="dhb Pro Triple Lens Sunglasses"]
Price: £39.99, available from Wiggle.
[part title="Spiuk Ventix Sunglasses"]
Best Price: £35.53, available from Bike Inn.
[part title="Rudy Project Ladies Agility Racing Sunglasses 2013"]
Price: £202.99, available from Rudy.
Best Price: £111.64, available from Wiggle.
[part title=" Oakley Ladies Radarlock Edge Sunglasses"]
Price: £195, available from Oakley.
Best Price:£174.95, available from Trek.
And then treat yourself to some road accessories?