It seems like only weeks ago we were compiling our product suggestions for Christmas last year.

The tiny minority of you might have pulled out all the stops and got your shopping done and dusted but we suspect there?s many of you still hunting around for that perfect gift for a cycling friend or partner. So here are some suggestions.

And remember, at least with these cycling gifts, you don?t have to go elbow to elbow with the masses in the high street. Many of these ideas can be purchased from the comfort of your own armchair.

Christmas gifts for cyclistsBig Blue Book of Bicycle Repair Vol II £17.99

There’s everything you need to know about bicycle upkeep in this book from Park Tool. It?s packed with hundreds of photos, techniques and procedures from trailside repairs to complete overhauls, covering all cycling disciplines. Bedtime reading has never been so informative.

Contact: Madison,

Christmas gifts for cyclistsCannondale three season gloves £30

Another product to keep the extremities warm and toasted. The interesting design features a pouch concealing a windproof, lobster-style additional layer that can be pulled out and slipped on if things get really chilly. A leather palm gives them a quality feel too.

Contact: Cannondale 0041 61 4879380,

Christmas gifts for cyclistsTrek Oslo socks £9.99

It wouldn?t be Christmas without getting at least one pair of socks, but if it?s these Trek Oslo ?extreme weather? socks then you can genuinely be excited. You won?t need the old ?just what I needed? speech. A treat for your feet this winter.

Contact: Trek UK 01908 282626,

Christmas gifts for cyclistsAssos Fan Pack (towel & mug set) £39.99

ASSOS appears to have entered the golfing accessories market with this gift pack, but we like it, and think you will too. It?s spot on for the office; ride in, wipe down and get the kettle on.

Contact: Yellow Ltd. 01785 811810,

Christmas gifts for cyclistsRapha base layer bundle (three) £90

In true Rapha style, it has gone to the top of the tree using super fine New Zealand merino wool for these base layers. They?re luxuriously soft, itch-free and naturally anti-bacterial and odour resistant. Available in black or cream, in long sleeved, short sleeved and sleeveless versions.

Contact: Rapha,

Christmas gifts for cyclistsCampagnolo: 75 years of cycling passion £27.50

Imagine kicking back in the armchair after Christmas dinner, and taking some quiet time to flick through this lavishly produced hardback book. One for the true connoisseur, even if you are a Shimano user.

Contact: Prendas Ciclismo 01202 248649,

Christmas gifts for cyclistsPark Tool BBQ tool set £19.99

Men usually like to take control of the BBQ, so this Park Tool set will give them another reason to get excited about flipping burgers and grabbing a sausage. The tools are stainless steel and easy to keep clean. To really look the part, Park Tool also does a matching apron.

Contact: Madison,

Christmas gifts for cyclistsCycle Passion 2009 calendar £24.50

ANKE Wilken?s 2009 calendar is far from sleazy page three stuff. The collection of art in this calendar, while treading a mildly fine line, is very tastefully done, and really well presented with a glossy finish. The best bit is that all the models are female bike riders, including Beijing mtb champion Sabine Spitz. It?ll be a head turner on any workshop wall in the big format, 40cm x 68cm.

Contact: Prendas Ciclismo 01202 248649,

Christmas gifts for cyclistsPasta Bici £4.50 for 500g bag

You’ll be hard pushed to find a bike rider that doesn?t like tucking into a big plate of pasta after a hard training session, and this bicycle shaped design, lovingly made in Italy by Arte & Pasta, is a great way to enjoy some carbs. It?ll certainly raise a smile, and is a winner for a novelty stocking filler.

Contact: Foska 020 7233 1043,

Christmas gifts for cyclistsLezyne SV10 Tool £26.99

Multi tools are not the most exciting gadget but they are an essential piece of kit. Often left to rust in a wet saddle pack, they get a rough life, so this stainless steel, 10-function tool from Lezyne is built to tough it out, and likely to go down a storm.

Contact: Upgrade 01403 711 611,

Christmas gifts for cyclistsMister Speaker artwork prints £11.88 (£6.50 p&p)

Mister Speaker is a Swedish artist with a collection of cycling art depicting some of the all-time greats. The style is not too dissimilar to Andy Warhol and they?d look great individually or as a group adorning the walls of a cycling household. These examples are A3 prints with many others available, including Armstrong, Simpson and Indurain. Other sizes and original canvases are also available at varying prices.


Christmas gifts for cyclistsHarlot Fabulous hoodie £25

Apres-ride for the ladies, or any other occasion for that matter. The ?ride bikes be fabulous? caption is appropriate as the soft cotton is figure hugging so will show off those ?cycling toned curves?.

Contact: Minx Girl,