The sun has returned, so it's time to dig out your sunglasses and discover that leaving then in the bottom of a kit bag with your shoes wasn't such a good idea. Time to buy some new ones.
However, if you're feeling less than flush we've also had a dash around the cycling retailers and pulled together a list of some of the best budget options to save you the time. We are not endorsing the quality fit or style of any of these but if you feel good about saving a few quid then these are the shades for you.
If you can find any better deals or discounts on cycling sunglasses then post them in the comments below and share the love.
Leisure Lakes will lop off 10% from the RRP of selected Endura sunglasses with the code END5ROADCC. Endura's wide selection of glasses ranges from straightforward single-lens shields to modern vented glasses with photochromic lenses. Like all the glasses here they meet European standards for UV protection.
If that's not enough Leisure Lakes will also take 12.5% off selected Tifosi sunglasses with the code TIF5ROADCC. Their combination of quality and value for money has made Tifosi glasses firm favourites with road.cc reviewers and the range is vast. You'd have a very odd-shaped face indeed not to find something that suits you!
Pro Bike Kit have taken 47% off these Salice 005 RWB glasses with mirror lenses. They have a durable frame with interchangeable lenses that boast mirror coating to reduce glare and vents to fight fogging. You get a carry case and a spare pair of clear lenses. The frame is made from Grilamid TR90 while the nose piece has a rubber insert for additional comfort and support.
How about some photochromic wraparounds for just £20? Cycle Store has 50% off Endura Manta glasses. They're also made from TR90 with flexible temple tips and an adjustable rubber nose piece for comfort. Cycle Store reckon they look good off the bike too, so if your taste runs to wraparounds you need never take them off. You also get a case to protect them and a microfibre carrying pouch to keep them clean.
Over at Merlin Cycles, they've got 56% off these BBB Adapt Sport glasses, bringing the rice down from £80 to just £34.99. You get two extra lenses - yellow and clear - that swap out witha twist of the nose pieces to unlock the lower part of the frame. The frame is made from Grilamid and the rubber nose piece is adjustable. They're also available in back/white and white/red colour schemes.
Finally, Chain Reaction Cycles has a whopping 61% off these Uvex Forceflex sunglasses knocking them down from £53.99 to just £20.99. They're made from a high-tech, cold- and heat-resistant elastomeric material that's as flexible as rubber so if you bend them they just return to their original shape. The polycarbonate lenses are shatterproof and the Uvex Supravision coatings mean a scratchproof outer lens surface and a fog-free inner lens surface.
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Acknowledged by the Telegraph as a leading cycling journalist, John Stevenson has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.
He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.
Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc editor Tony Farelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.
John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.
He joined road.cc in 2013 and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.