Later this month I'm actually going to complete another one of my 2012 goals - cycle England coast to coast. I've had to buy a few things - slick tyres, a good map, a rack for my luggage and my top buy, a merino wool base layer from Howies. Yes I know wool sounds weird in summer but its super fine and feels so soft. It keeps you dry and warm in winter, and dry and cool in summer. Magic, right? And the best thing.. it doesn't get smelly like lycra. Honestly, go try it for yourself.