Inspired by Lara's recent blog about cycling getaways, we've put together a selection of favourite outfits to inspire your next two-wheeled adventure.

We're more than up for taking in the sights and scenery of Europe at a relaxed pace. And stopping off to enjoy that vinyard tour, art gallery or to sample the local delicacy would work wonders with an on-the-bike / off-the-bike approach to your cycling kit.

That's why we've chosen the lovely Bon Courage t-shirt. Its super-soft feel feels amazing against the skin and its little bicycle motive does a perfect job of sharing your passion for cycling with the rest of the world. 

Take a more relaxed approach with your bottom half - wear a pair of Urbanist padded cycling knickers with your 'normal' shorts or trousers, for that familiar chamois pad comfort.

Our final two items really set the outfit off - a Café du Cycliste cotton cap and Bobbin pannier bag, both in matching burgandy - together they'll shield the sun from your eyes, and make carrying your cargo a piece of cake. Also, a big tick in the colour coordination box.

There's nothing quite like the hill climbs and descents of the many popular overseas road cycling destinations. Smooth, pothole-free tarmac, basking in sunlight, encouraging us to enjoy the delights of their mountains, coastlines and, of course, local cafés.

For this type of riding, you're going to need kit that you can trust to keep you cool, comfortable and distraction free.

We've chosen Primal's new 2016 Frequency Evo kit. It has been tailored to give you flawless aerodynamics whilst maintaining excellent wicking capabilities thanks to their choice in elite fabric.

For safeety, we've chosen the HardnutZ Road Helmet. Its super light, sleek design and fantastic ventilation makes this a perfect choice for those days in the sun. It also benefits from hi-vis reflective detailing, a juicy bonus that will come in handy on those late rides back on your home turf.

We've finished off the look with a pair Morvélo arm screens, which will provide much needed extra protection from sunburn, and a pair of Café du Cycliste socks - the spotty, white ones - they add a touch of playfulness, don't you think?

Heading off road, into an untamed landscape will always throw up new challenges - and that's why we love it! Give yourself a head start by packing your holiday luggage with the right kit - Durable and comfortable with plenty of look-good-feel-good confidence boosting.

The staple to our getaway mountain bike outfit is the mega-stylish and always poised for action, Flare Stage Enduro shorts. We've picked the grey ones for this outfit, but do take a look at the full collection because they are, quite simply, the bees knees. British designed by lovely lady Hannah, they combine substance and style to give you a reliable, hardwearing mountain bike short.

To keep the flavour going, we've chosen the Polaris Sante jersey, which with its hard-wearing design and flattering fit, will do you proud as you tear up the trails (or desert, as per Lara's getaway blog).

Top the outfit off with the Bern Melrose helmet, it's got plenty of ventilation and features a nifty visor that will help to keep the sun out of your eyes. The fuschia colour works wonders for this outfit too, that's another tick for colour coordination.

Sock doping returns for the last piece in this puzzle. Vulpine's polka dot socks are a nice finishing touch to your holiday masterpiece. They're merino too, the best thing for sweaty feet - no more nasty odours.


Not sure where to take your wheels away this year? Read Lara's Get Away From it All blog here for some holiday inspiration.