Best gifts for cyclists 2019

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Looking to treat someone who is utterly bike obsessed?  The good news is that there’s lots of cycling themed gifts out there which will make their.

We’ve trawled through the virtual gift stalls to bring you a definitive list of the very best of bike related presents.

With each product is a ‘Buy Now’ link. If you click on this then we may receive a small amount of money from the retailer when you purchase the item. This doesn’t affect the amount you pay.

Worry Less Designs Strava Greeting Card

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Not quite the conventional ‘Happy Birthday/other’ – but then this will be a card any bike rider can identify with. There’s a matching mug, too, if you’re feeling flush.

Buy the card at Wiggle for £2.50 and the mug for £8

Ritch Mitch t-shirts

Not every rider can be King or Queen of the mountains – but your local cafe stop is fair game.

This is just one example of the work of Richard Mitchelson – or “Rich Mich, fuelled by tea.” The artist produces a range of cool prints, many of which have been produced in t-shirt form.

The organic cotton t-shirts come in at £19 each, and there’s a wide range of prints.

Check them out here

Recycle and Bicycle Recycled Bike Chain Cufflinks – £16

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These cufflinks are made from reclaimed chain links – they’ve been cleaned (you’d hope so too!) and polished, and come presented in a recycled cardboard box.

See them here at Wiggle for £16

Muc off Wash, Protect and Lube kit – £15

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A bike will look after its rider as long as the treatment is reciprocal.

A kit like this one from Muc Off provides the lucky rider with everything needed to keep the bike in tip top condition (you can always supply it with a link to this video about how to clean your bike in just seven minutes).

See it at Amazon for £15

Cycles t-shirt with reflective print – £24

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All cyclists need clothes to wear off the bike, and this t-shirt comes with reflective bicycles so no one will be in any doubt as to the wearer’s favoured hobby, even in the dark.

The garments are designed in Devon, and ethically produced from 100% cotton which is durable, and soft.

Buy now for £24 at Not on the High Street

Target Velo build-your-own-bike – £24.75

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Buy your own build a bike

Surrey based Target Velo creates miniature bikes – road and mountain – which come in kit form, so that the lucky recipient can spend a day building the model up.

The figurines come with moving wheels, cranks and chains – even the brake levers work and squeeze the calipers closed. Road and mountain bike kits start at £24.75 – see them here.

Personalised Tour De Sofa Cushion – £27.95

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It’s fair to assume that most of our readers will be watching the Tour de France, as opposed to racing in it… and you can have this comfy sofa cushion personalised with the lucky rider’s name on it, too.

Buy now at Not on the High Street 

Granite Rock n Roll toolkit – £29.99

There’s nothing worse than working with insufficient tools, and the Granite Rock’n’Roll tool case ensures that no cyclist ever has to.

The 136g package measures just 130x50mm – but it includes a mini ratchet tool, extension rod, and 9-bit kit. The toolbits are CNC-cut for precision and made from premium quality S2 alloy steel to ensure precision engagement.

Included are 7 Hex bits, a Star bit (T25), and Philips bit (PH2). Style is important, of course, and the roll case is available in black, or camo green.

See it here at KOM Ltd for £29.99

Racing Bike Wheel Clock with brake disc – £75

Make sure the cyclist in your life is never late for the club run with a clock inspired by their hobby.

See it at Not on the High Street for £75

Castelli Perfetto Vest – £150

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Whilst the calendar says its summer at the moment, the great British weather means that conditions are always a bit mixed – so a gilet is a perfect addition to the cycling wardrobe. The Perfetto offers wind protection and water resistance, keeping the worst off without any risk of overheating.

We loved this garment, giving it 9/10 – so it comes highly recommended.

Read our full review of the Castelli Perfetto Vest

Buy men’s gilet now at Wiggle from £70, or women’s gilet at Evans Cycles for £110

Camden X KPP Cycling Edition watch – £149

Cyclist Kitty Pemberton-Platt (bykkp.co.uk) has teamed up with the Camden Watch Company to create this beautiful leather strapped time keeper.

Don’t expect it to count miles or calories, but it does have a subtle spoke design and jersey style lettering.

Read our full review here

See it here for £149

Garmin Edge 520 Plus

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Edge 520 Plus

Enjoy all the metrics provided with the previous 520: power, heart rate, elevation, speed and so on – plus improved navigation with the 520 plus.

The unit is loaded with Garmin Cycle Maps, and you can plan a route on the fly or ask it to reroute you should you go off course.

Fitness monitoring, with FTP, V02 and recovery tracking, is included too.

Read our full review here

Buy the Garmin Edge 520 Plus now from Wiggle for £197


Print out and present gifts

Running out of time? All of these gifts will come with email certification that you can slot into an envelope on the day…

Cycling Weekly subscription – from £49.99 for six months

A Cycling Weekly subscription can provide a rider with news, fitness and training advice as well as insightful features and interviews, every single week.

You can set up a six month subscription to the print mag for as little as £54.49, or get an iPad/iPhone subscription for the same time period for £45.99.

Check out the Cycling Weekly magazine subscription options here

Strava Summit membership – £47.99 a year

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Strava is the cyclist’s social media platform – displaying rides and allowing riders to chase Strava segment success which is rewarded by Kudos from followers.

With Strava’s three part Summit pack, the tool moves from being a ride sharing and evaluation tool to a training aid, with advanced analytics and personalised coaching as well as safety features. You can upgrade your favourite cyclists account to include all three elements of Summit membership for just £47.99 a year.

Buy it now at Strava

British Cycling or CyclingUK membership – £22-£75

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Sign them up to British Cycling or Cycling UK

Memberships to British Cycling or Cycling UK carry a number of benefits for cyclists.

British Cycling Membership

British Cycling membership is available at a number of standards – from ‘Fan’ to ‘Race’.

Race license membership – compulsory for all UK racers – starts at £23 and increases to £76 with liability and legal insurance.

‘Ride membership’ (£39) and ‘Commute membership (£37) get users legal and liability insurance when commuting or riding for leisure and the ‘Fan’ option (£23) unlocks a selection of discounts at major cycling retailers.

Check out the options here.

Cycling UK’s Gift Membership

Cycling UK membership starts from £3.88 a month (£46.50 a year) and provides third party liability insurance cover with an indemnity limit of £10m, plus access to group rides, discounts, access to the Cycling UK ‘incident line’ – and you’ll be supporting the organisations missions.

Find out more and purchase a membership here. 

We’ll keep updating this page with new gifts – let us know in the comments if you’re a cyclist who has received a gift you think should be included…