December 17, 2015

Christmas Gift Inspiration for the Cyclist in Your Life

Do you have somebody on your gift list who’s an avid cyclist? Whether it’s your friend, sibling, colleague or significant other, finding the perfect Christmas gift for riders isn’t always an easy job.

We’ve put together our favourite finds from the last year or so to help you find that perfect item for your loved one. From simple stocking fillers to more splurgy surprises, they’re bound to make their faces light up on the big day.

  1. Human Race Gift Card – £10-20

For more competitive riders, a Human Race gift card will go a long way towards getting them motivated for their upcoming races taking place throughout the season. Let them choose from a number of events and start their 2016 off right.

Available from: HumanRace.

  1. Fabric Knurl Bar Tape – £17.99

Your cyclist friend has got a tough couple of months ahead – bitter winds; merciless rain and inevitably frostbitten knuckles. Give them some extra padding on their hands with this fabric Knurl tape (and give their handlebars a new look).

Available from: Fabric.cc 

  1. Camelbak Ice Podium Bottle – £21.99

Every rider will no doubt already have their own water bottle, but the Camelbak is one with a difference. With superior insulation from the environment it keeps water cold for up to four times as long as a regular bottle, and will fit snugly into most bike holsters.

Available from: Tredz

  1. Katie’s Bike Earrings – £17

Nothing says ‘I’m a cyclist!’ than some cycling-inspired jewellery! These adorable earrings are made from recycled bike chains and available in several different colours, making the perfect gift for your female cyclist friends.

Available from: CycleChic

  1. FWE Mini Torque Wrench – £39.99

With an increasing number of bikes now made from carbon or including carbon parts, it’s all the more important that their bolts are tightened to the right torque. This handy mini torque wrench kit comes in a cute compact carry case, meaning your rider friend need never be caught unawares.

Available from: Evans

  1. Brooks Dalston Knapsack – £130

For those who want to spend a little extra, this sleek and stylish Dalston knapsack from Brooks will really make their season. Italian manufactured, it encompasses every aspect of practicality as it does aesthetics, with various pockets for your belongings, a laptop compartment and water bottle pouch. It also comes in various colours, so you’ll have fun choosing one to match your recipient’s personality.

Available from: Brooks

  1. Gore-tex Oxygen 2.0 Waterproof – £ 209.99

Should really want to spoil your loved one, the Oxygen 2.0 waterproof jacket is just the thing. Even if they already have a waterproof in their arsenal, few jackets can beat the superiority of Gore-tex, designed to be incredibly lightweight whilst keeping its wearer comfortably warm and dry. A must-have in all conditions, one lucky rider will be sure to thank you.

Available from: Wiggle

  1. Sense Lights – £79.99

Ensure your nearest and dearest are staying safe when riding in the dark this winter, with a set of these clever sense lights from See.Sense. Including both the rear and the front, they use smart sensors to adjust their brightness and will blink faster when approaching other vehicles, junctions and/or traffic lights.

Available from: SeeSense.cc


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