If there’s one unsung piece of cycle kit, its track pumps. They are the unsung hero of the workshop. Beyond the obvious advice of pick a bike that fits, get into clipless pedals, get a helmet that stops you from overheating and clothes that fit, it would be the one piece of kit that I’d really insist you invest in. Like painting the Forth bridge, pumping up your tyres is a never ending activity, and unless you really, really, really want one arm like Popeye, a track pump will save you a whole world of hurt.
Track pumps range from around £25 – £100 at a good local bike shop