If you’re looking to give a cycling-mad friend or loved one a thoughtful and useful gift this Christmas, we’ve rounded up a selection of top options. From practical accessories to a cheeky piece of cycling art, there’s something here to suit all tastes.
A new pair of cycling gloves is an essential accessory for any cyclist – they protect hands from the harsh effects of the road, make gripping the bike easier and help to avoid blisters. This cycling glove set from Specialized is an ideal present for any cyclist, especially if they’re planning to ride in the winter.
Every cyclist can appreciate a good set of cycling glasses, whether for everyday use or to help shield their eyes during longer rides. These cycling sunglasses from Rudy Project offer an excellent mix of style and function, with polarized lenses that cut out glare and UV rays to prevent eye strain.
The perfect stocking filler for any cycling-mad friend, these molar-sized cycling key rings are made from solid brass and have been engraved with a variety of funny cycling messages, including ‘I love to cycle’ and ‘I hate to climb’. They’re also great for joggers who want to be able to open their doors with both hands while still holding their keys.
Providing a cycling-themed finishing touch to any home, this hanging bicycle bike hook is the perfect place for anyone who loves to ride to hang up their kit. It’s shaped like a cyclist in the middle of a stride, and it can hold up to 20kg of kit.
A quality, autumn/winter jersey is a great way to encourage any cyclist to continue their riding through the colder months. This cycling jersey from Specialized is lightweight, breathable and has an anti-odor finish for comfort on long rides.
An insulated cycling water bottle is one of the most important accessories for any cyclist, particularly those who like to go on long distance bike rides. This CamelBak insulated water bottle is an excellent choice and helps to keep riders going when they’re pushing themselves to the limit.
If the cyclist you’re buying for likes to tinker with their bikes, they will definitely appreciate this ParkTools bike stand. It’s easy to use, a lot more portable than most other bike stands and can support a wide range of bicycles.
Rather than giving someone a cycling-themed present that they may not even end up using, why not consider a charitable donation to World Bicycle Relief? This organisation has a fantastic track record of delivering locally assembled Buffalo Bikes, which are designed to bear loads up to 100kg, to rural communities in developing countries. It’s an incredibly rewarding way to give back this Christmas. You can find more information about this worthy cause here. cycling gifts