Road Bike Handlebar Tape
Handlebar tape is wound round the handlebars to provide comfort by soaking up some of the road vibrations and prevent hands slipping from the bars. It comes as a two piece set with an adhesive side placed near the bar and bar plugs to hold the tape in the end of the bars and prevent injuries from an open ended bar.
Tape can come in various materials and thickness so if you want more comfort choose thicker tape or try gel pads on the pad underneath the tape. Some riders even go for two sets of bar tape when riding on exceptionally rough terrain like cobbles!