Don't miss the Christmas post: Our gift guide for cyclists (video)

Christmas is here, but it's not too late to think about what to buy the cyclist in your life, or better still find some seasonal bargains for yourself

For cyclists, Christmas is a time for planning the coming racing or sportive season, buying (or dreaming of!) a brand new bike, and doing their best to keep up with the winter training.

It's also a great excuse to buy yourself and your bike some presents, and of course buy stuff for friends and family who like to ride too.

If you are looking for something specific but aren't entirely sure where to start, for example what makes a good light rather than a bad one, check out our specific buyer's guides below:

>>> Lights

>>> Children's bikes

>>> Bibtights

>>> Winter clothing

>>> Garmin Edge cycling computers

>>> Helmets

>>> Winter tyres

>>> Saddles

>>> Winter gloves

As always, there is a lot to choose from, so we've done the hard work for you with our cyclists' Christmas gift guide.

Below are seven of our favourite gifts for the cyclist in your life. They're varied in price, so there should be something for everyone – whether that's something little or something large for those you really care about.

If you want to view a broader range of gifts then head over to our sister site TrustedReviews, who are hosting our in-depth cycling Christmas gift guide.

Browse below, but be quick: there's not long to go!

Christmas gift guide: Pantani: The accidental death of a cyclist (DVD)


Winter is the season of long, dark nights and cold evenings sat on the sofa in front of the telly. At least good films can keep the cycling passion burning over the festive period. Get the cyclist in you life this classic about one of cycling's greatest climbers, Marco Pantani.

Buy Now: Pantani: The accidental death of a cyclist from Amazon for £9.00

Christmas gift guide: oneten Merino long-sleeved base layer

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Merino is the wool of choice if you're looking to keep warm, and this oneten baselayer will keep you toasty.

The heavy weave insulates you well, plus it's close-fitting cuffs and neck band help keep out draughts.

Even better, Merino doesn't smell when you sweat into it, keeping fresher for longer.

Buy Now: oneten Merino long-sleeved base layer from Chain Reaction Cycles for £26.99

Christmas gift guide: Gore running wear women's sunlight neck warmer


Colourful and stylish this Gore warmer is a great addition to your cycling wardrobe. Come chilly days, we're never without a neck warmer. Great for retaining core heat and blocking the chilly wind.

Buy Now: Gore running wear women's Sunlight neck warmer from Amazon for £19.99

Christmas gift guide: Fizik R1B road shoes 2016

The R1B features a new carbon sole and two Boa dials

Trust us when we say that your nearest and dearest will love you forever if you get them a pair of these.

Not just good looking, the Fizik R1B shoes are great performers, too. Used by the likes of Geraint Thomas, they've got a stiff carbon sole and a Boa dial tightening system for a secure fit.

Buy Now: Fizik R1B road shoes 2016 from Chain Reaction Cycles for £251 

Christmas gift guide: Mountains: Epic cycling climbs by Michael Bann

Mountains: Epic cycling climbs by Michael Bann

For any cyclist, the prospect of cycling the world's greatest climbs can be a life goal. Now, let them complete them from the comfort of the living room with this beautiful coffee table book of the world's best ascents.

Buy Now: Mountains: Epic cycling climbs by Michael Bann from Amazon for £34.95

Christmas gift guide: Proviz Women's Switch reflective cycling jacket


Start a health kick this festive period by encouraging cycle commuting. It is made from a 100% reflective material, making it about as safe as safe can be.

That's not all, though. It's also highly waterproof and equipped with pockets and vents.

Buy now: Proviz Women's Switch reflective cycling jacket from Amazon for £89.79

Christmas gift guide: Garmin Edge 820

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Buy Now: Garmin Edge 820 from Amazon for £337.18

Nothing makes cycling quite as easy as a good cycling computer, and the Edge 820 is Garmin's flagship model.

It will tell you all your stats, provide maps as well turn-by-turn navigation, making cycling in new areas a doddle.

What's more, it's compatible with ANT+ sensors and mounts on your handlebar.

Christmas gift guide: FitBit Surge


Buy Now: FitBit Surge from Amazon for £147.99 

The FitBit Surge is the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life that likes to do it all. The automatic heart rate monitor helps improve training.

Plus, when you're not exercising it will still measure steps taken, calories burned as well as quantity and quality of sleep. It looks good too, ticking all the smartwatch boxes.

Christmas gift guide: Castelli Viva Thermo Skully

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Buy now: Castelli Viva Thermo Skully from Chain Reaction Cycles for £19

This Castelli Skully will be the perfect fit for keeping your cycling friend warm this winter, making sure heat doesn't escape through the top of the head.

Castelli are synonymous with good quality kit, so this gift could make their holiday.

Christmas gift guide: High5 Energy bars

High 5 energy bar

Buy now: High5 energy bar from Chain Reaction Cycles for £17.99

All cyclists need sustenance and these High5 bars will do just the trick. Jammed full of energy thanks to the mixture of simple and complex carbs these bars will keep your legs spinning all day long.

As an added bonus, they contain no artificial sugars or sweeteners. Plus they're suitable for vegans and vegetarians so they must be good for you.