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Following Aldi’s ultra-cheap merino, it’s Lidl’s turn to stun with low prices

If Aldi’s bizarrely cheap merino tops impressed you, check out the latest offers at fellow ‘hard discounters’ Lidl, where a pannier bag set (comprising not one, not two, but three bags) could be yours for a mere £14.99.

Or perhaps you’d prefer a tool kit, complete with Allen keys, screwdrivers and puncture repair kit among other things, for £4.99.

Other super-cheap offers on the Lidl site include a mini foot pump for £3.99 (with a pressure gauge that, perhaps slightly optimistically, goes to 170psi), cycle computers for £3.99 and a workstand for £29.99.

There is, of course, the old ‘get what you pay for’ argument, but at these prices it’s hard to care too much about that…

Lifelong lover of most things cycling-related, from Moulton Mini adventures in the 70s to London bike messengering in the 80s, commuting in the 90s, mountain biking in the noughties and road cycling throughout. Editor of Simpson Magazine (www.simpsonmagazine.cc).