Best Christmas 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.

Christmas Gift Cards from Evans Cycles – 50p

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Evans Cycles had a range of cards in Christmas 2018, and there’s still some left – they’ve been reduced from 99p to 50p – so it’s well worth snapping a few up in preparation!

Buy now at Evans Cycles for 50p

X-Tools Pro Coloured Allen Key Set – £12.99

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A nine piece Allen key set with all the most common sizes (10mm, 8mm, 6mm, 5mm, 4mm, 3mm, 2.5mm, 2mm and 1.5mm hex keys) – colour coded to make finding the right tool easy.

Buy now at Wiggle for £12.99

Loffi Gloves 2.0 – £35

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Loffi Gloves are all about “spreading the glove”, or rather, sharing positive messages on the road – and we were really impressed with our last pair on test.

The gloves have since been redesigned, with an improved palm smiley and touchscreen compatibility.

Buy now at Loffi for £35

Granite Design Stash Multitool – £49

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The ‘Stash Multitool’ from Granite sits inside your steerer tube, so you’ll have an 8 piece multi tool and spoke key ready to go should you need them. The set includes all the bits you’re likely to need – a 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, T25 and flathead end.

Compatible with tapered and 1-1/8″ straight steer tubes with different low cap options, and finished in a fetching orange, the unit weighs 135-145g depending upon which option you choose.

Buy now at KOM distributors for £49.99

Retro Style Messenger Bicycle Pannier Bag – £55

Goodordering’s bags are designed to be transferred from bike to high street/office effortlessly, with enough zip pockets and compartments to please even the most organised hoarder.

This model can be used as a messenger bag or pannier, with hideaway clips. There’s reflective strips for additional visibility, and colour options range from green to navy blue and grey.

Buy now at Not on the High Street for £55

Worry Less Designs Strava Mug – £8

The motto every cyclist has ringing in their head when they press “stop” at the end of a ride…

Buy the mug at Wiggle for £8

Primal socks – from £8

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Cyclists love good socks – and Primal has a pretty incredible selection, with something for everyone – as well as a few festive prints for those December club runs.

Buy from Wiggle, from £8

Bike lights women’s Christmas jersey – £24.99

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Christmas jumper day doesn’t have to exclude your hobby – this cotton (80%)/polyester (20%) mix jumper lets you celebrate life on two wheels with a festive twist.

Buy now at ProBikeKit for £24.99

Ritch Mitch t-shirts – £19

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

Where there’s a Will, Emily Chappell – from £14.99

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The story of 2016 Transcontinental winner, Emily Chappell; the former courier outlines her first steps into ultra endurance racing, the way markers en route to her first win, and the come-down that can follow on from such life changing journeys.

Buy now at Waterstones for £14.99

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 £14.40

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 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.

The Road Book – £50

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The annual journal of all things racing in 2019, these pages track the season, with analysis from the monuments, all three Grand Tours, and the Yorkshire Road World Championships. Enjoy firsthand essays from journalists like Orla Chennaoui plus riders such as Philippe Gilbert and Annemiek van Vleuten.

Buy it here from the official shop

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 £60, or women’s gilet at Evans Cycles from £75

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 £149.99

Rapha Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Tex Jacket – £220

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Brand new for 2019, this Rapha meets Gore creation offers total waterproofing via Shakedry fabric, alongside ample breathability. Rapha as added some reflective details such as a white armband, too.

Read more about the design

Buy now at Rapha: men’s jacket and women’s jacket 

GoPro Hero 8 Black – £379.99

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The newest GoPro is ‘beyond next level’, according to the leading helmet camera brand – which means smoothing has been turned up to 11, the body is waterproof, and an intelligent photo mode adjusts images automatically whilst the GoPro App creates edits for you, too.

Buy now at Evans Cycles 

Wahoo Kickr smart turbo trainer – £999

 

Wahoo Kickr

Wahoo Kickr smart turbo trainer

‘Best on Test’ in Cycling Weekly’s smart turbo trainer group test, the Wahoo Kickr weighs in at 22kg, can withstand up to 2,200 watts and replicate climbs as steel as 20 per cent.

We liked the ride feel and clean aesthetics of this unit most over other versions.

Read the full review: Wahoo Kickr core smart turbo trainer

Buy now: Wahoo Kickr smart turbo trainer at Evans Cycles for £999.99

Erstwhile 1000KM for Cancer Research t-shirt

This cool Belgium brand have done a colab with the famous Belgian concert hall Ancienne Belgique (AB) to participate in ‘1000KM against cancer’.

To help raise funds, all profits from this t-shirt will go directly to cancer research charity ‘Kom op tegen Kanker’  (It’s all Dutch to us)

Buy now at Erstwhile


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 £25 and increases to £77 with liability and legal insurance.

‘Ride membership’ (£41) 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 for an adult comes in at £4 a month 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… 

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