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- Cycle clothing: Gloves, helmets, jackets, overshoes and more
- Cycling accessories: Lights, multitools and more
- Cycling t-shirts
- Cycling electronics: Cameras, bike computers and more
- Gifts for Gravel riders (USA)
- Turbo trainers
- Kids’ bikes
- Gifts for coffee lovers
- Gifts for cyclists: Under £20 / $20
- Gifts for cyclists: Under £50 / $50
- Gifts for cyclists: Under £100 / $100
- Gifts for cyclists: Money no object
Cycle clothing: Gloves, helmets, jackets, overshoes and more
Castelli Alpha Ros 2 Light jacket, men’s and women’s
We cannot recommend this jacket enough. It’s a two-part system, with a thermal inside and a wind and rain resistant outside. It’s always scored 9/10 or 10/10 with CW testers, and we’d happily name it the ‘one jacket to rule them all’. Pricey, yes, but layered up or down it can be suited to conditions from spring to autumn.
Read the review here
View in the UK: Castelli Alpha RoS 2 Light men’s jacket at Wiggle for £230 or women’s model for £230
View in the US: Alpha RoS 2 Light Men’s Jacket at Competitive Cyclist for $279.99 or women’s model for $249.99
Le Col Pro Rain jacket, men’s and women’s
This is another jacket that proved a real hit among our testers, keeping riders dry in wet weather without causing overheating.
Read more: Le Col Pro Rain jacket review
View in the UK: Le Col Pro Rain jacket, men’s and women’s models, at Le Col for £240
Rapha Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Tex Jacket
This jacket from Rapha meets Gore and offers total waterproofing via Shakedry fabric, alongside ample breathability. Rapha has added some reflective details such as a white armband, too.
There is also a pullover option whic has a hood with an elasticated closure and a chest pocket for storage, for adventures off-road.
Read more about the design here
View deal UK: Rapha Lightweight Gore-Tex men’s jacket and women’s jacket at Rapha from £220
View deal US: Rapha Lightweight Gore-Tex men’s jacket and women’s jacket at Rapha from $295
Loffi Gloves 2.0
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.
View item UK: Loffi Gloves at Loffi for £35
View item US: Loffi Gloves at Loffi for $47.19
Castelli Perfetto RoS gloves
Ok, so we agree that we’re recommending a lot of Castelli kit – but the winter range this year just impressed us so much! These gloves are warm, breathable, and allow for an excellent feel of the handlebar due to low profile padding. It’s a 10/10 from us!
Read the full review: Castelli Perfetto RoS gloves
See more UK: Castelli Perfetto RoS at Tredz for £65.00
See more US: Castelli Perfetto RoS at Competitive Cyclist for $69.99
Castelli Perfetto ROS Light Gilet
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
View item UK: Men’s gilet at Wiggle from £91.00 or women’s gilet at Wiggle from £89.00
View item US: Men’s vest at Backcountry for $179.95 or women’s vest at Backcountry from $143.96
dhb C1.0 Crossover Helmet
A safe, stylish and comfortable helmet doesn’t have to cost the earth. With dial adjustment, 19 vents and remove pads, the C1.0 Crossover Helmet is extremely good value—especially considering its versatility for road riding, commuting and mountain biking.
Although it isn’t as light as more expensive helmets, at 355g it definitely won’t be a strain on your neck.
View item UK: dhb C1.0 Crossover Helmet at Wiggle for £40.00
Giro Foray Helmet
A real stalwart of the Giro range, the Foray Helmet is for many people their first step up into more performance-oriented helmets. With 21 vents designed to maximise airflow, combined with Giro’s extensive research into helmet fit, you’ll barely notice it’s there.
View item UK: Giro Foray Helmet at Wiggle for £59.99
POC Ventral SPIN Helmet
As helmet sponsor to EF Pro Cycling, you can be sure that this Swedish brand makes a high quality product. Designed not only to be aerodynamic, lightweight and cool, the patent pending SPIN technology also reduces the amount of rotational force transmitted to the head and brain—should you be unfortunate enough to crash.
View item UK: POC Ventral SPIN Helmet at ProBikeKit for £161.99
Abus Stormchaser helmet
The Stormchaser is a versatile helmet that’s, comfortable, well vented and has Abus’s ActiCage, a structural reinforcement built into the EPS. It uses the Zoom Ace adjustment system from Abus’s pro-level helmets as used by Movistar.
View item US: Abus Stormchaser helmet at ProBikeKit for $144.99
Limar Air Pro Road Helmet
Blending 3K carbon with EPS foam, this high-end helmet is lightweight, very strong and looks really awesome. Wind tunnel tested and used in real-world conditions with the Astana team riders.
View item US: Limar Air Pro Road Helmet at ProBikeKit for $214.99
Cycling accessories: Lights, multitools and more
Exposure Trace and Trace R MK2 light set
Exposure makes seriously high quality lights, and this be seen set is high on our list of favourites, with USB charging and waterproofing a given, plus a bright bold beam that we’re confident in relying upon.
Read more: Exposure Trace and Trace R MK2 light set review
See more UK: Exposure Trace and Trace R MK2 light set from Tweeks for £76.50
See more US: Exposure Trace and Trace R light set from Wiggle for $110
Exposure Strada MK10
Taking its name from the Italian for “road”, this light has a specific beam pattern to maximise its illuminating power, without dazzling on coming road users. This British brand has a reputation for reliable lights and their Strada front light really impressed when we had it on review, earning a full 10/10.
View item UK: Exposure Strada MK10 at Wiggle for £300
View item US: Exposure Strada MK10 at Wiggle for $369.00
View the range at Wiggle from £45 / $60
Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL
This 1000 lumen light packs some serious punch, and it also represents great value. A rubber strap means it’ll fit any handlebar, it charges via USB and the button on the top also indicates battery life.
Read more: Lezyne Lite 1000xl Drive review
See more: Lezyne Lite Drive 1000xl at Tredz for £70.00
See more: Lezyne Lite Drive 1000xl at Amazon for $69.99
Granite Stash RCX Multi-Tool Kit
The ‘Stash Multitool’ from Granite sits inside the steerer tube, so the rider you’re gifting will have an 8 piece multi-tool and spoke key ready to go should they need them. The set includes all the bits a cyclist is 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 a claimed 110g including the multitool.
View item UK: Grantite Design Stash Multitool at Amazon for £49.99
View item US: Grantite Design Stash Multitool at Amazon for $54.99
Muc off Wash, Protect and Lube kit
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).
>>> Best chain lube: wet or dry?
View item UK: Muc off Wash, Protect and Lube kit at Amazon for £15
Fabric Lumacell light set
The Fabric Lumacells are lightweight, compact and have a 180 degrees visibility with the battery lasting 2.5 to 8 hours depending on setting. Waterproof and USB chargeable, these lights are great for those dark winter rides.
View item UK: Fabric Lumacell light set at Tredz for
Cateye Sync Core/Sync Kinetic Light Set
Connected wirelessly to each other and to a smartphone app, the CatEye Sync Core and Sync Kinetic allow one button to control both lights. The app allows you to customise lumens as well as the ability to exclude modes you don’t use. Quick to charge and a run time of between 2 to 130 hours depending on setting.
View item US: Cateye Sync Core/Sync Kinetic Light Set at ProBikeKit for $109.49
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 “RichMitch, 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 available including prints of our favourite pros like Lizzie Deignan and Greg LeMond.
Although a British company, RichMitch do deliver worldwide.
View item: RichMitch t-shirts at Bike Ninja from £19
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.’
View item: Erstwhile 1000km at Erstwhile for €49.95
Patagonia Capilene Cool Tee Shirt
The Capilene is a versatile tee that feels just as good on a long gravel grinder as it does riding down to the brewery. Made from 50 percent recycled polyester and 50 percent new polyester, it’s fabric is soft, moisture wicking, and has a sun protection factor of 50+ so it will keep them comfy all day. It’s coated with a polygiene treatment that helps eliminate odors so they can wear it for the whole bikepacking trip without a cloud of B.O. following them around. Also available in a women’s version.
US view item: Patagonia Capilene Cool Tee Shirt at Backcountry $45
Cycling electronics: Cameras, bike computers and more
GoPro Hero 9 Black
The newest GoPro is ‘beyond next level’, according to the leading helmet camera brand. The smoothing has been turned up and the Hero 9 black has three levels of stabilization – on, high and boost – so you can pick the best option for what you do.
The body is waterproof up to 33ft (10m) and an intelligent photo mode adjusts images automatically whilst the GoPro App creates edits for you, too.
View item UK: Go Pro Hero 9 black at Amazon for £329.99
View item US: Go Pro Hero 9 black at Amazon for $399.00
Garmin Edge 520 Plus
Enjoy all the metrics provided with the previous 520 with this cycling computer: 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
View item UK: Garmin Edge 520 Plus at ProBikeKit for £199.99
View item US: Garmin Edge 520 Plus at Backcountry for $251.99
Omata One MPH or KPH cycling computer
This unique, steampunk-esque cycling computer displays an analog presentation of your riding data, in either imperial (miles/feet) or metric (kilometres/metres) units.
It can connect with ANT+ sensors on power meters, heart rate monitors and cadence sensors, and displays data for speed, distance, ascent, time and battery level.
This is for those who want to free themselves from the barrage of data flashed up by our screens, but still want to keep track of some metrics.
View item: Omata One MPH or KPH at Omata for $700
Garmin Edge 1030 Plus
The 1030 Plus is Garmin’s flagship cycling computer, with an easy setup process, turn-by-turn navigation and much more. This bundle deal comes with a heart rate monitor, a cadence sensor as well as a speed one, too.
View item UK: Garmin Edge 1030 Plus at Tweeks Cycles for £520
View item US: Garmin Edge 1030 Plus at REI for $600.00
Wahoo Fitness Elemnt Roam GPS Bike Computer
Wherever your adventurer roams, they’ll always find their way home for the hoidays. Upload a route and get turn by turn directions. Follow breadcrumbs back to the start, or when directions get really buggered up get the fastest route back home on demand.
View item US: Wahoo Fitness Elemnt Roam GPS Bike Computer at Backcountry $379.99
View item UK: Wahoo Fitness Elemnt Roam GPS Bike Computer at Leisure Lakes Bikes for £299.99
Garmin Vector 3 Double Sided Power Meter Pedals
These are Garmin’s latest and greatest power meter pedals, which have been made significantly more user friendly than the previous iterations. It really is as simple as swapping out your pedals and pairing them with your head unit.
The dual sided readings will measure the power of your leg to an accuracy of ±1 per cent, helping you quickly spot any imbalances you might be harbouring.
View item UK: Garmin Vector 3 Double Sided Power Meter Pedals at ProBikeKit for £629.99
View item US: Garmin Vector 3 Double Sided Power Meter Pedals at ProBikeKit for $734.99
Garmin HRM Dual Heart Rate Monitor
Although power might be the most hyped metric right now, heart rate hasn’t lost its importance. Although power might measure the work you are putting out, it isn’t measuring the effect it is having on your body—heart rate does. There’s a reason why you’ll rarely see the pros racing without one.
This strap communicates over ANT+ and Bluetooth for fuss free connectivity and Garmin claim that the battery won’t need replacing for three and a half years.
View item UK: Garmin HRM Dual Heart Rate Monitor at ProBikeKit for £48.99
View item US: Garmin HRM Dual Heart Rate Monitor at ProBikeKit for $55.49
Garmin Forerunner 945
The cost of equipment for any budding triathlete can quickly add up, but Garmin’s Multisport watch can triple up for measuring your swims, cycles and runs. There are many great features relating to the other two sports, but we’ll focus here on the cycling.
The watch can pair up with your power meter and heart rate monitor to show you those metrics as you ride and also to give an estimate of your VO2 max. It’s also compatible with Strava live segments, so you can see your competition in real time as you blast it up those hills.
View item UK: Garmin Forerunner 945 at Tredz for £519.99
View item US: Garmin Forerunner 945 at REI for $600.00
Aftershokz Openmove Wireless Headphones
These headphones use bone conduction tech to send music to your ears without plugging them up – so you can still hear outside sounds. They’re also sweatproof, making them a great option for those training on the turbo.
View item UK: Aftershokz Openmove Wireless Headphones at Wiggle for £79.95
Gifts for gravel riders (USA)
This gravel ready kit is brought to you by US writer, Samantha Welter…
Trek Calivetta Long Sleeve Wool Cycling Jersey
A wool jersey will keep your rider warm and toasty on a wintry ride. The Calivetta from Trek is Italian made and inspired by vintage cycling clothing. The elegant style with modern tech features help control the ride climate and will motivate the gift receiver on even the blusteriest of days.
View item US: Trek Calivetta Long Sleeve Wool Cycling Jersey was $174.99 now $149.99
DeFeet Aireator 6” Barnstormer Ombre Sock
Made from recycled water bottles in North Carolina, these are an environmentally friendly hug for your feet. Wrap up your favorite cyclist’s toes in these socks for sweat-wicking performance. Maybe don’t hang these stockings by the chimney, even with care.
US view item: DeFeet Aireator 6” Barnstormer Ombre Sock at Backcountry for $14.99
UK view item: DeFeet Aireator 6″ Barnstormer Ombre Socks at Wiggle for £14.99
Assos Uma GT Clima Jacket EVO
Inevitably the rain and wind will kick up and make an adventure miserable–unless you have the right gear to block the cold, wet, and wind from chilling to the bone. The Uma GT Clima and men’s Mille GT Clima allow a bit of stretch for movement and breathability. And if unforeseen disaster keeps them out after dark, the reflective material will light up like Rudolf’s nose when headlights beam onto it.
US view item: Assos Uma GT Clima Jacket EVO at Backcountry for $210.00
UK view item: Assos Uma GT Clima Jacket EVO at Wiggle for £165.00
Assos Active Wear Cleanser
Sweat, rain, and mud create ripe bike gear post ride. Regular detergents can degrade the technical features over time and leave odors in the fabric. Help your gravel rider preserve and protect their clothing while neutralizing the stank of adventure.
US view item: Assos Active Wear Cleanser – $22
UK view item: Assos Active Wear Cleanser at Wiggle for £9.79
Effetto Mariposa, Tappabuco – Tubeless Tire Plug Tool
A really great adventure usually entails a bit of hardship. The Tappabuco Tubeless Tire Plug Tool can turn a catastrophic flat into a quick stop, plug, and keep journeying. To save the pointy applicator poking holes in your bags this tool is stashed as the bar end of drop or flat bars. It can also be stored inside most Shimano or SRAM bottom brackets. The 1.5 size is suitable for gravel tires with a bigger size for mountain bike tires.
US view item: Effetto Mariposa, Tappabuco Tubeless Tire Plug Tool at Pro Bike Kit $15.60
UK view item: Effetto Mariposa, Tappabuco Tubeless Tire Plug Tool at Pro Bike Kit for £18.61
Portland Design Works Wraps with Silicone Tape
Rule number 3 of adventure cycling: “If you look good, you ride good.” I’m sure you’ll find that spoken and published by a great gravel guru somewhere. The truth is these PDW Wraps are cushy and comfortable for long hours of washboard beatings and they give off a free and fun vibe with designs from donuts to tacos to desert motif.
US view item: Portland Design Works Wraps with Silicone Tape $38
Portland Design Works Origami Rear Fender
Mud, sweat, and gears can leave a dirty lil stripe on a rider’s rear. Protect their clothes and their dignity with the Origami Rear Fender. It easily snaps on and off the mount, and can be slipped away in a gear bag when not needed.
US View item: Portland Design Works Origami Rear Fender at Rei for $22
Blackburn Design Switch Wrap Tool Kit
If something does go wrong while miles from civilization, this kit will save your rosy red cheeks. Save your adventurist from digging through bag after bag to find their tools. Keep tools nice and cozy in this compact seat roll that dangles everything you need right from the saddle. Includes Big Switch multi-tool pack and has space for a CO2 cartridge, tube, and tire levers.
US view item: Blackburn Design Switch Wrap Tool Kit at Backcountry $45
UK view item: Blackburn Big Switch Wrap at Tweeks Cycles for £29.99
Picky Bars Full Send Bundle
Snacks are definitely the most important bit of gear to pack for an all day trek. Picky Bars are made by athletes for athletes. Oatmeal in the morn over the fire to fuel up, and energy bars like “Ah, Fudge Nuts” to keep moving forward. This best of bundle gives a bit of everything, with other customizable bundles and monthly subscription club available too.
US view item: Picky Bars Full Send Bundle at Backcountry for $99
Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle 20oz
Nothing warms you on a bitterly cold day than a warm drink or hot soup. This OG thermos is slender enough to fit in a bike bottle cage. Imagine the delight stopping in the midst of a grueling adventure to luxuriate in a rich hot cocoa or sip wild rice soup.
US view now: Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle 20oz at Backcountry for $30
UK view now: Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle 0.75l at Amazon for £40.00
Lezyne Sport Gravel Floor Drive
Like a warm mug of cocoa isn’t scalding hot or tepid, gravel tires need just the right volume of air for a smooth tasting ride. Lezyne is known for its stylish line of functional bike accessories, and this one hits the spot. Sleek wooden handle, large analog pressure display, optimized for mid-volume tires, snaps on to presta valves, and screws onto the valve stem with core removed to seat tubeless tires for the marshmallow on top.
US view item: Lezyne Sport Gravel Floor Drive at Backcountry for $59.99
Otterbox Defender Series Case
This cell phone case offers multi-layer drop protection and dust covers to protect during the most rugged adventures. Phones are lifelines when exploring the world and this case makes sure it works even after colliding with a reindeer.
US view item: Otterbox Defender Series Case at Amazon for $49.95
UK view item: Otterbox Defender Series Case at Amazon from £36.72
Topo Designs Subalpine Hip Pack
Gravel rides and long adventures can be so out there that options for provisions are scarce. Your neature seeker will love the versatility of this gear/ tool/ clothing/ essentials/ snack pack. It features numerous loops, straps, and bungees for endless creative carry options.
US view item: Topo Designs Subalpine Hip Pack at Trek Bikes for $59
Goodr OG Sunglasses “Iced by Yetis”
Running away from a snow monster probably isn’t a typical adversity while gravelin’, but with these no-slip, super grip shades you’ll definitely be prepared! Goodr sunglasses are all polarized and come in more entertaining styles like “50 Shades of Gravy” and “Nakatomi Tower Christmas Party.”
US view item: Goodr OG Sunglasses “Iced by Yetis” at Rei for $25
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 steep as 20 per cent.
We liked the ride feel and clean aesthetics of this unit most over other versions, and the set up is as easy as plug and play.
Read our full review here
View item UK: Wahoo Kickr at Evans Cycles for £999.99
View item US: Wahoo Kickr at Competitive Cyclist for $1,199.99
Saris H3 Smart Trainer
The Saris H3 smart trainer claims to make less noise than a dishwasher (59 decibels), offer resistance up to 2000w and simulate 20% slope. Its power meter is accurate to +/-2% and can calculate your cadence and speed.
View item UK: Saris H3 Smart Trainer at Evans Cycles for £849.00
Tacx Flux 2 Direct Drive Smart Trainer
Taking a maximum power of 2000 watts, it will need some amazing efforts to cause it any problems. The gradient simulation isn’t as big as some other trainers available, but at 16 per cent, it is still going to test your legs.
Compatible with Shimano and SRAM eight to 11 speed cassettes, it should cover the bike you have. There is also the option to replace the freehub with a Campagnolo one post-purchase.
View item UK: Tacx Flux 2 Direct Drive Smart Trainer at Wiggle for £699.00
View item US: Tacx Flux 2 Direct Drive Smart Trainer at REI for $900.00
Wahoo Kickr Core smart turbo trainer
The Kickr Core is the little brother of the Kickr further up the page. While it is smaller and cheaper it can still be involved with some of the best.
Of course, the first thing is it is very compact. Like the Elite Suito, the Kickr Core is ideal for a place with limited space, although, it is a slightly awkward shape.
It is also able to take 1800w but is a touch slow to catch on that you’re changing resistance.
View item UK: Wahoo Kickr Core smart turbo trainer at Evans Cycles for £699.99
Elite Direto Smart Turbo Trainer
With the Direto taking 2200 watts, this could take anything you throw at it. Simulating 14 per cent in gradient rise, you will definitely be feeling those virtual hills.
Compact and easy to carry when the legs are folded in, this is one of the best for storing away in a cupboard or corner of a room. The legs are extra wide when out to give extra stability as you move on the bike.
View item UK: Elite Direto Smart Turbo Trainer at Wiggle for £769.99
View item US: Elite Direto Smart Turbo Trainer at Wiggle for $899.99
Tacx Neo 2T
The Neo 2T is Tacx’s latest top of the range smart turbo trainer. It maintains many of the characteristics of the original Neo, with it’s large stable structure and shape and large electromagnetic flywheel.
The main changes are inside, with the 2T featuring a more powerful motor that improves your ride experience, while a magnet redesign has made it quieter.
View item UK: Tacx Neo 2T at Wiggle for £1,199.00
View item US: Tacx Neo 2T at REI for $1,400.00
Kids’ bikes for boys and girls
It may surprise you that children’s bikes are actually unisex. At that age, the physiological differences between boys and girls aren’t large enough for a bike to be tailored to a particular gender.
Even in bikes for adults, the differences between two men can often be greater than that of between a man and women—which has lead some brands to a complete shift away from gender specific bikes and focus instead on phenotype (a person’s physical structure).
Although some children’s bikes are marketed for boy or girls, the differences are really just in colour and accessories—but that doesn’t necessarily limit you to a particular gender either!
Strider 12″ balance bike
Start them young with this 12″ Strider balance bike, designed to teach the skills of balance before adding pedals into the equation. This size is designed for those around 18 months to three years.
View item UK: Strider 12″ balance bike at Amazon for £109.99
View US: Strider 12″ balance bike at Competitive Cyclist for $89.99
Co-op Cycles REV 12 Kids’ Balance Bike
Get your little one used to balancing on two wheels without the fuss of pedals. The Co-op Cycles REV 12 kids’ balance bike has a maneuverable aluminum frame and a pack of stickers for personalization.
View item US: Co-op Cycles REV 12 Kids’ Balance Bike at REI for $110.93
Invert Runner Lightweight Balance Bike
We’re big fans of balance bikes for helping little legs get riding. This one comes with a lightweight Aluminium frame, steel fork and 12″ wheels. Weighing approximately 3.3kg it shouldn’t be to heavy for little ones to manoeuvre, or for you to carry if they get tired.
View item UK: Invert Runner Lightweight Balance Bike at Evans Cyles for £35
Hoy Bikes – balance bikes to 24″ wheel options
Hoy bikes are designed in house at Evans Cycles, alongside Olympic medallist Sir Chris Hoy. They’re created to offer little ones an excellent first experience of cycling, with lightweight frames, no unnecessary features which add to weight and maintenance and contact points that are ergonomically designed to offer a good entry into life on two wheels. There’s balance bikes, drop bar road bikes for pre-teens and teens taking it seriously, plus everything in between.
View the range here
Vitus kids’ bikes
Vitus, the in house brand at Wiggle, is another kids bike brand that offers a great first experience for children.
Again, there’s a range of options depending upon the age of your child – but we’re big fans of the 20+ and 24+ bikes, which offer wide, knobbly tyres for kids’ looking to take their first steps into the off-road world, without loading them up with suspension which adds to the weight. The tan side walls are an exceptionally lovely touch.
View the range here UK
View the range here US
Gifts for coffee lovers
These gifts for coffee lovers are brought to you by US writer, Riley Missel…
Rapha Rainproof Essentials Case $35 / £25
Speaking of cafe stops, the recipient of this gift will never have a pocket of soggy bills when they arrive at the coffee shop. The Rapha Rainproof Essentials Case is constructed with a waterproof fabric and zipper to keep items protected from sweat and precipitation. It measures 15-by-9 centimeters, and fits most smartphones, along with room for cash, keys, cards, or even a multitool. The interior features a divider and a small zip pocket to keep everything organized in there. If the rider you want to give it to carries a plus-size smart phone, check out the Large Rainproof Essentials Case.
US view now: Rapha Rainproof Essentials Case $35
UK view now: Rapha Rainproof Essentials Case £25
Whole Bean Stumptown Coffee
It’s hard to go wrong getting a coffee-loving cyclist some high-quality whole beans. We stan these beans from Portland, Oregon-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and the Amazon reviewers back us up: 4.4 starts from almost 1,500 reviews. Snag a 12.6-ounce or 5-pound bag of espresso roast or drip-specific beans. It’s a teensy bit pricey compared to grocery store-bought coffee, but part of the reason for that is the company’s commitment to sustainable, fair-trade practices with its growers around the world. And we assure you, it’s worth it.
US view now: Whole Bean Stumptown Coffee $15 at Amazon
UK view now: Whole Bean Stumptown Coffee £11.48 at Amazon
AWAKE Caffeinated Chocolate Energy Bites
Caffeine doesn’t always come in a warm mug. These little two-bite-sized treats pack 50g of caffeine each (about as half a cup of coffee), and since they’re spill-proof, can be easier to consume on the go. Stashed a couple in your commuter pack for an extra boost to get you home at the end of the work day, or keep them in your desk for a quick pick-me-up before you dash off to catch the group ride. Choose between caramel, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, peanut butter, and mint flavors. You can also get them in candy bar sized packages that offer a full cup of coffee’s worth.
US view now: AWAKE Caffeinated Chocolate Energy Bites $19.61 at Amazon
UK view now: AWAKE Caffeinated Chocolate Energy Bites £15 at Amazon
Healthspan Elite Kick Start Caffeine Gum $34 / £24
There’s no weird way to get your caffeine fix, apparently. Each piece has 100mg of the stuff, and a package of the unflavored version comes with 120 pieces. You can also get the mint-flavored version, and those come in packs of 20. The caffeine in the gum is absorbed through the lining of the mouth and is designed to be fast acting; the company reports it will be at 85 percent absorption in 10 to 15 minutes. Just maybe spit it out before the ride starts so you don’t choke.
US / UK view now: Healthspan Elite Kick Start Caffeine Gum $34 / £24 at Chain Reaction Cycles
Portland Design Works Bar-ista Coffee Cup Holder
No more pouring that last of their latte into a water bottle in order not to waste it—with this little handlebar-mounted cup holder, the cyclist you give this to will be able to take their mid-ride joe the rest of the way, or carry a thermos spill-free on their commute. The rubber-lined aluminum holder is 8 centimeters in diameter, and will hold most standard to-go coffee cups and travel thermoses. Choose between a 31.8mm bar clamp or one that fits bars 22-26mm in diameter to ensure a no-slip hold on your handlebar.
US view now: Portland Design Works Bar-ista Coffee Cup Holder at Competitive Cyclist for $17
Nanopresso Travel Coffee Maker
Give the gift of high-quality coffee ANYWHERE with this travel espresso press. It’s manually operated, meaning it’s ready when you are to brew a single shot of velvety joe. As long as you have hot water on hand (you can grab it from a gas station and/or take it in thermos if you’ll be brewing somewhere super remote). All you need to do is tamp some fine grounds into the filter basket end, add 2.7 ounces (80 milliliters) of water to the other end, and hold it filter-side down over a cup, pressing the manual pump. After about 20 to 30 squeezes, your coffee comes out the bottom. There is an included cup that screws onto the water-tank side so you don’t have to pack an extra. The whole unit is a little more than 6 inches long (10 centimeters) and only weighs three-quarters of a pound (336 grams).
View now UK/US: Nanopresso Travel Coffee Maker $64.90 / £49.86 at Amazon
Gifts for cyclists: Under £20 / $20
Lezyne Tubeless Tire Repair Kit
A compact tubeless repair kit like this one could save the day for your favorite off-road rider. It includes a tool that acts as a tire reamer and inserts the plugs (it comes with five plugs, but you can buy more here). Small enough to fit in a hydration pack or jersey pocket, it all packs into its own storage tube that is 2.25 inches long and an inch in diameter. Check with the intended recipient to make sure their bike has tubeless tires before you buy them this—not everyone does.
View item UK/US: Lezyne Tubeless Tire Repair Kit $20 / £15.47
Nuasan Active Body Wipes
Whether you’re on an epic bikepacking adventure or at the other end of your commute, sometimes a shower simply isn’t an option.
These Irish-made, 100% biodegradable, freshening wipes are perfect for keeping clean and smelling great—wherever you are!
View item UK: Nuasan Active Body Wipes at Amazon for £13.50
Endurance, Mark Beaumont
Ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont, who’s perhaps most famous for circumnavigating the globe by bike in under 80 days, has published all about long distance cycling.
It’s pretty exhaustive, covering the psychology, planning, bike set-up, equipment, training (and much else besides!) that’s needed for anyone to progress in endurance cycling—whether you’re yet to do your first century or already crossing continents.
View item UK: Endurance, Mark Beaumont at Global Cycling Network for £16.99
View deal US: Endurance, Mark Beaumont at Global Cycling Network for $20.88
Worry Less Designs Strava Mug
The motto every cyclist has ringing in their head when they press “stop” at the end of a ride…
View item UK: Strava Mug at Wiggle for £9.99
View item US: Strava Mug at Wiggle for $12.00
Cyclists love good funky socks, and Primal has a pretty incredible selection, with something for everyone – from pandas to unicorns, and from stripes to geometric shapes.
View item UK: Primal socks range at Wiggle from £10.00
View item US: Primal socks range at Wiggle from $13.00
Where there’s a Will, Emily Chappell
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.
View item UK: Where There’s A Will at Amazon for £14.99
View item US: Where There’s A Will at Amazon for $9.99
The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Performance and Pleasure
Written by Michelin-starred chef and leading sports nutritionalist Alan Murchison, this recipe book contains more than 70 easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals, designed for cyclists of all levels.
View item UK: The Cycling Chef at Amazon for £15.60
View item US: The Cycling Chef at Amazon from $14.28
5 Rings Coffee
What cyclist doesn’t like coffee? It is very much a part of our cycling culture, and so much so that three of GB’s Olympic champions – Philip Hindes, Owain Doull and Callum Skinner – have come together to “find that perfect cup of coffee” with their own brand, 5 Rings Coffee.
The coffee is sustainably sourced and they say their Loring “smokeless” roaster produces up to 80% fewer greenhouse gases in every roast, compared to conventional roasters. Single origin Costa Rican, Brazilian and Colombian options are available, as well as subscription packages from £14.99.
View item UK: 5 Rings Coffee at Five Rings Coffee from £8.59
Specialized Insulated Water Bottle
The recipient of this insulated water bottle will be thinking of you gratefully when they take an icy sip of water on their hottest rides. The BPA-free bottle has flexible walls that make it easy to squirt water out of the wide nozzle and slips in and out of tight cages easily. It holds 23 ounces of liquid and has a hydrophobic lining that shields the inside of the bottle from accumulating mold, stains, or bad taste, so their first sip will be as awesome as the 500th
View now US: Specialized Insulated Water Bottle $20 at Backcountry
Gifts for cyclists: Under £50 / $50
Supacaz Fly Cage Ano
Anodized is back, baby! Loads of cyclists would love to pimp their ride with a pair of these dazzling bottle cages. The anodized aluminum is lightweight and durable, and the minimalist design is sleek and subtle. Available in seven colors on backcountry.com, and more on Supacaz’ website, so you can find the one that compliments their bike best.
US view now: Supacaz Fly Cage Ano $25 at Backcountry
For the times when you stray too far from the café, the aeropress go is a more portable version of the highly popular original. Packing down to about the size of a water bottle, there’ll be space for this (arguably) absolute necessity in just about any bikepacking setup or racing kitbag.
View item UK: Aeropress Go at Amazon for £30.11
View item US: Aeropress Go at Amazon for $31.95
Skratch Labs Hydration Mix Variety Pack
A delicious nutrition option is always appreciated. Whether the cyclist in your life rides for sport or for transportation, they work up a sweat doing so and need to replenish the nutrients lost through perspiration to rehydrate and avoid cramping. Skratch Labs drink mixes are made from all-natural ingredients, featuring a ratio of sodium (salt) and glucose (sugar) among other nutrients lost in sweat designed for quick-absorption for mid-ride energy. This variety pack of 20 single-serve packets includes four each of these five flavors: Lemon & Lime, Oranges, Fruit Punch, Matcha Green Tea & Lemon, and Strawberry Lemonade.
View item US/UK: Skratch Labs Hydration Mix Variety Pack $35/£39 at Amazon
Pactimo Quick Release Changing Kilt
Give the gift of privacy (sort of) with this velcro changing skirt. If the cyclist in your life does a lot of parking lot quick-changes pre- or post-ride, this could be the thing that makes that whole process a lot easier (and a lot less revealing). If you need to go from bib shorts to normal shorts before leaving the trailhead, simply fasten it on overtop, pull your bibs out the bottom, and then slip into something non-Lycra for the rest of your day. A silicon gripper at the waist keeps it from sliding down, and the sweat-wicking fabric won’t feel sticky against your skin.
UK view item: Pactimo Quick Release Changing Kilt at Pactimo for £41
US view item: Pactimo Quick Release Changing Kilt at Pactimo for $41
Target Velo build-your-own-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 – both road and mountain bike – come with moving wheels, cranks and chains – even the brake levers work and squeeze the calipers closed.
View item UK: Build-Your-Own-Bike at Target Velo from £24.75
Target Velo also sell cycling themed photo frames and jewellery including necklaces, bracelets and cuff links so it is worth browsing their entire collection of cycling gifts.
For book lovers, who already have an expansive collection of books that doesn’t really need adding to, this pair of bookends featuring racing cyclists can help keep their books in good order while looking great.
The bookends are made from sturdy metal and have a bronze colour painted finish.
View item UK: Cycling Bookends at Not on the High Street for £45
View item US: Cycling Bookends at Not on the High Street for $60
The Road Book
This popular, now annual, account of the road season is out once again for 2020. Among a host of stunning images and essays, this coffee table book includes a contribution from Cycling Weekly’s own newswriter and Tour de France correspondent, Jonny Long.
View UK: The Road Book for £50
Gifts for cyclists: Gifts under £100/$100
Lezyne Digital Road Drive mini pump
Ok – so it’s quite expensive for a hand pump (unless you can grab that CRC deal in the US!) – but Lezyne’s offering here provides peace of mind via a pressure gauge, it’ll get a rider up to 160psi (should they really wish… most will be aiming for 60-90psi), and it weighs only 117g. The recipient will thank you profusely once it saves them from a miserable ride home, on 20psi!
See item UK: Lezyne Digital Road Drive mini pump at Chain Reaction Cycles for £70
See item US: Lezyne Digital Road Drive mini pump at Chain Reaction Cycles for $39.54 (was $75!)
Racing Bike Wheel Clock with brake disc
Make sure the cyclist in your life is never late for the club run with a clock inspired by their hobby.
There’s a choice between red, silver or black clock hands, for branding stickers on the rims or not, and whether to have a polished disc brake decoration in the centre.
View item UK: Racing Bike Wheel Clock at Not on the High Street for £75
View item US: Racing Bike Wheel Clock at Not on the High Street for $100
Tifosi Crit Cycling Glasses
Cyclists don’t only need glasses in summer – they also wear them in winter to keep grit and debris out of their eyes. These glasses proved hugely successful for our tester – and come highly recommended.
Read our full review of the Tifosi Crit sunglasses
Buy now in the UK: Tifosi Crit sunglasses from Leisure Lakes Bikes for £49.99
Buy now in the US: Tifosi Crit sunglasses from REI for $99.95
Gifts for cyclists: Money no object
Camden X KPP Cycling Edition watch
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
View item UK: Camden X KPP at the Camden Watch Company for £149
View item US: Camden X KPP at the Camden Watch Company for $195.77
Carbon Concepts jewellery
Olympic medallist Rob Hayles is the man behind Carbon Concepts. He makes custom items, including rings, keyrings and more.
Each item is bespoke, and made in Hayles’ Peak District workshop by hand, cycling inspiration is aplenty and carbon and titanium are key ingredients.
View the range here
Oakley Radar EV Cycling Glasses
There are hundreds of glasses available for cyclists to choose from, but the Oakley Radar EV’s still represent the most popular choice – they’re large enough to provide enough protection, but the rimless lower half means they’re not distracting and suit most face shapes/sizes.
Read our full review of the Oakley Radar EV sunglasses here
Buy now in the UK: Oakley Radar EV sunglasses from Wiggle for £120.99
Buy now in the US: Oakley Radar EV sunglasses from Competitive Cyclist for $196.00
Giro Aether Spherical road cycling helmet (MIPS)
A 10/10 scorer at Cycling Weekly, we loved this lid – and it’s now reduced – we can only imagine because the Helios has since been launched. The Aether is the more premium of the two though and this deal price is lower than its RRP.
View Item UK: Giro Aether Spherical road cycling helmet (MIPS)
£289.99 £219.99 from Tredz
They’re not cheap, but these shoes are an absolute favourite among cyclists – Specialized has its Body Geometry department which informs any kit that interacts with the rider. These shoes have a firm, stiff sole, provide ample breathability and offer support which can provide a more efficient (and injury-proof) pedal stroke.
Read our full review
See item UK: Specialized S-Works 7 Shoes From Cycle Store for £339.99
See Item US: Specialized S-Works 7 Shoes Jenson USA for $399.99
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 £24.99 for 12 weeks
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 12 week subscription to the print mag for as little as £28.99, or get an iPad/iPhone subscription for the same time period for £24.99.
Strava subscription – £47.99 a year
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 subscription pack, the tool moves from being a social ride sharing app and to a evaluation tool and training aid, with advanced analytics and personalised coaching. As well as safety features, personal heatmaps and route planning capability.
British Cycling or CyclingUK membership – £22-£75
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 £26 and increases to £78 with liability and legal insurance.
‘Ride membership’ (£43) and ‘Commute membership (£39) gets users legal and liability insurance when commuting or riding for leisure and the ‘Fan’ option (£25) unlocks a selection of discounts at major cycling retailers.
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
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