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The best bike saddles

Successful cyclists need a good head on their shoulders and a good saddle on their frame. Here are five of the best

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. Big Bear Saddles Holeycross

The Holeycross is handmade from leather hide. Founder Phil Renshaw hand-punches the saddle using traditional tools and sews waxed linen thread around the seat.

£160, Big Bear Saddles, Buy it now

2. Bobbin Bikes Honey Leather Saddle

Bobbin’s wide saddle is made from leather and has stainless steel rivets. You can mould its shape to ensure the fit is comfortable.

£45, Velvo Vitality, Buy it now

3. Brompton Saddle in Sunflower Yellow

This cheerful yellow seat by Brompton is springy and well-padded.

£30.25, Brompton Junction, Buy it now

4. Decathlon B'twin 300 City Bike Saddle

Decathlon’s affordable, extra-wide saddle is designed for city cyclists.

£10, Decathlon, Buy it now

5. Fizik Antares R5 K:IUM

Fizik’s aerodynamic saddle is designed for competitive cyclists: it’s nose-less and made from light foam.

£112.49, Evans Cycles, Buy it now

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