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
As always, there is a lot to choose from, so we’ve done the hard work for you with our cyclists’ Christmas gift guide.
From a cyclocross photo book to Topeak’s giant multi tool station, and from balance bikes to action cameras cams, there’s definitely something for everyone.
Browse below, but be quick: there’s not long to go!
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:
Stocking fillers – Up to £30
Hackney GT Bobble Hat £28
Keep your head and ears warm when you are off the bike with this bobble hat from East London cycle clothing company Hackney GT.
Human Race Gift Card £20/£10
It’s the time of the year to start planning your races and events for next season. Human Race have a large portfolio of events, so there’s no excuse not to get racing with this gift card.
Fabric Knurl Bar Tape £17.99
With the harsh winter roads it is a good idea to have some extra padding on your bars. Why not give your handlebars a new look this winter?
Camelback Ice Podium Bottle £21.99
Keep your water cold for four times longer than a standard bottle.
Whitstable T-shirt Company T-shirts £24.99
We all like to look good off the bike. With this t-shirt, from a company based on the Kentish coast, your friends will know you’re a keen cyclist.
Plain Lazy ‘My other jersey is yellow’ T-shirt £22
Plain Lazy has built a reputation for making quirky t-shirts. This cycling related t-shirt hints at your cycling passion and expertise.
Pegatin Stickers £10 (for 10 stickers)
We all like to stand out from the crowd. The frame stickers from Petagin mean you can give your bike a personal touch and avoid any embarrassing mistakes at the cafe stop.
Look Mum No Hands Tour de France Mugs £25
Coffee and cycling go hand in hand. This trio of Tour de France themed mugs will look great in your cupboard.
Knog Pop 1 Front Light £13.99
In the winter months it is important to have a good set of lights. The Knog Pop 1 is a stylish front light available in a range of snazzy designs.
Lights buyer’s guide
Muc-Off Travel Essential Kit £18
You’re going to get dirty, it’s a fact. Clean and condition your body with Muc-Off’s Hair & Body Wash, Body Scrub and Body Spray.
Velopac PhonePac £6.50
Like it or lump it, in the winter months it’s going to rain and you will get sweaty when putting in some effort. With the PhonePac you can ensure your, or your mate’s, money is dry when the time comes to pay for cake.
SIS Gel Variety Pack £8.99
Science In Sport has been at the forefront of sports nutrition and shall be supplying Team Sky for 2016. This seven flavour pack will help you find your favourite.
Katie’s Bike Earrings £17
Made from recycled bike chains, you’ll struggle to find jewellery that shouts “I’m a cyclist” louder than these bespoke earrings from Katie’s Bike. With six different colours to choose from and costing only £17 these could be a great stocking filler for the other cyclist in your life.
Ale Fleece Head Band £12
Your ears are one of the first parts of your body to feel the cold. The Ale headband can be worn beneath a helmet and should keep you warm when the temperature drops.
Mid-range presents- £30 to £150
Secret Training Race Day Personal Care Kit £49.99
In addition to its Stealth nutrition products Secret Training has a range of personal care products, that it calls Secret Training Race Informed Products (STRIP). Thus nice, nine piece bundle of STRIP personal care products will help the racer in your life get ready for races and freshen up afterwards.
FWE Mini Torque Wrench £39.99
With more and more bikes either being carbon or having carbon parts, it is fundamental to tighten any bolts to the correct torque. This mini torque wrench should ensure you use the correct torque.
Red Bear Christmas Cycling Jersey £38
This could be the ultimate Christmas themed item of cycling kit. In effect it is a standard short sleeve cycling jersey- silicon grippers, full zip and rear pockets- with just one stand out difference, it’s covered in festive decals.
Brooks Dalston Knapsack £130
Carry your possessions in style with this Italian manufactured rucksack. In addition to looking exquisite, the bag is also practical with a laptop compartment, several internal pockets and pouch for a bottle. Available in seven different colours the bold red option will look great over the Christmas period.
Track Day Taster Session at Lee Valley £35 adult/ £25 Junior
Now that Sir Bradley Wiggins has returned to riding on the track, why not get into track riding with a taster session at the Olympic Velodrome. The one hour coached sessions will teach to how to ride a fixed wheel and how to ride safely on the track- Rio might be too soon but…..
Campagnolo Corkscrew £130.99
For wine lovers this could be a great present. Who doesn’t need an oversized corkscrew from one of cycling’s most famous brands?
Bolle 6th Element with low light lens £155
Even on dark and gloomy days it is a good idea to wear sunglasses. Over the winter the Bolle 5th Elements are a particularly good option with their low light lenses.
Rapha Belt £80
This elegant looking leather belt is made for Rapha by Anderson’s of Parma- who have been making belts in their Italian workshop since 1966. The belt has a section of high-stretch woven fabric alongside the calfskin leather- the idea is to prevent stretching and improve longevity. It will look good on short commutes and, importantly, off the bike.
Flandria Retro Wool Jersey £99
In an era when lighter is seen as better, it might be refreshing to pay homage to the cyclists of decades past. Bring back memories of yesteryear with this classic jersey.
Cyclocross 2014/2015 Photo Album £29.99
At Christmas everyone loves a good quality book packed full of photos. This offering full of pictures from the 2014/2015 cyclocross season, will be perfect addition to the cyclocross lover’s coffee table
Big presents- £150 and above
Islabike Rothan Green £149.99
On Christmas day this could be more popular than the fabled empty cardboard box. The aluminium Islabike is designed to teach the little ones how to balance on two wheels without stabilizers and help the progression towards pedaling.
Huez Bomber Jacket £285
We all like to looking good on the bike and, if possible, simultaneously off it. The Huez Bomber jacket is designed to help you in this pursuit.
TomTom Bandit £299.99
Record and share your rides with this action camera. The TomTom has integrated sensors (such as G-force, Speed, Rotation, Acceleration & Altitude) which record your action data; it is claimed to have enough juice for 3hours of non stop filming; and when the time comes to charge, the integrated USB connector which means no cables.
Giro Empire ACC Reflective Shoes £229.99
A good pair of shoes will make every ride that little bit nicer. The lace up Reflective are not only top quality shoes they’re also the most eye catching shoes out there.
Tacx Neo Smart Trainer £1,200
Avoid upsetting the neighbours whilst at the same time making your indoor training more interesting. Tacx says the Neo is the quietest trainer on the market- its direct drive design removes the need for a rear wheel- and the unit adjust resistance to reflect the virtual reality display.
Garmin Edge 520 £239.99
Garmin is unquestionably the industry leader when it comes to cycling GPS computers. The Edge 520 is Garmin’s standout new release for 2015 and should help improve your training with real time data and feedback.
Enve SES 2.2 wheels £2,900
A new pair of wheels can revitalise a bike. The Enve SES 2.2 are pricey but they are staggeringly light tubular wheels at just 1225g per pair.
Topeak Prepstation Pro £599.99
This is the ultimate tool-box for the budding mechanic. It contains almost every tool you could imagine and, the family will be happy, as there’s no excuse to have any tools lying around.
Piccino Coffee machine £936 (inc carriage and VAT)
For all the coffee lovers out there this could be the ideal present. It is compact, easy to use and clean, and can be colour co-ordinated to match the home’s decor. For true barristas the most fundamental function might be the ability to make two coffees at a time and steam milk simultaneously!