Christmas is coming… there are just a handful of weeks left until the big day, a time when all good cyclists will be dreaming of the lovely, shiny bike-related goodness that they will be unwrapping.
We recently asked Cycling Weekly readers for their most-wanted cycling-related Christmas gift. Here are a selection of answers, brought to you in association with Decathlon.
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Top of my wishlist: More people to take up cycling… simple
Special heated gloves and socks to keep me cycling through the Scottish winter.
My wish would be that Kent County Council highways department eradicates all shards of flint from roads in Kent.
Top of my list is a single, garage-space-saving bike to replace the current road bike, mountain bike, cyclo-cross bike, gravel bike, winter bike, commuter bike and single speed. Hold on, why would I want to do that?
£1130 to buy a B’Twin Ultra 720 AF bike and matching blue and pink shoes!
Some kind of device that means I do not feel guilty when stuffing my face full of delicious Christmas food instead of going out riding. Is it too early to be looking forward to Christmas dinner yet?
To return home to work back in the UK as cycling in the Middle East is about as pointless and enjoyable as a broken pencil being stabbed in your leg.
A turbo trainer (and pop-up gazebo!) so on those really wet nights after work I can still get the hours in.
A new knee so that I can ride my bike again.
Power and speed, or speed and power. I’m not fussy.
A year off work.
A 50-mile length of pristine tarmac that I can install on my favourite cycling route, which is only currently spoilt by the potholes, crumbling edges and cracks. Oh, and cars would not be allowed on it, obviously. It’s mine, I can do what I want with it.
Go back 30 years so that I can take up cycling again, but as a youngster.
My stolen Wilier back.
A pair of legs that never weaken on the hills, that deliver the power in a sprint, that can still feel fresh after 100 miles, that shave themselves and look mighty fine in a pair of shorts.
One of those new carbon-fibre aero road bikes with all the trimmings, please Santa. Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and Zipp wheels would be nice. First, though, I am going to have to work very, very hard to get myself off the naughty list.
A bit of respect from motorists.
Gatorskins and some dosh for cafe!