Thinking of gift ideas for someone who loves to cycle? Let them know you care this Christmas with a present that will keep them riding into the New Year! From small gadgets to top-of-the-range bikes, here are the best Christmas gifts for a cyclist…
1. Oakley Sport Performance Sunglasses
The Jawbreaker Prizm Road Sunglasses from Oakley a great pair of shades for road cycling and the perfect gift for cyclists. The optics are crystal clear with no distortion and the Prizm tint clarifies road surfaces as well as providing basic UV protection. The adjustable fit is comfortable and sturdy, with a solid frame, secure fitting and a decent airflow keeping the lens clear whatever the weather. Shop the Oakley Jawbreaker collection and customise your own pair here.
Manchester based RYDBOX is a monthly subscription box for cycling enthusiasts, and each box contains at least five cycling items ranging from nutritional supplies and clothing to accessories and unique items. You can buy a one off, limited edition Christmas box packed with cycling goodies with no recurring subscription. The box retails at £60 and you can shop it on the RYDBOX website here.
3. Albertine windproof jacket
Designed for riding in the cold, this jacket is one that looks as good off the bike as it does on one. Made with a combination of merino polar fleece fabric and Primaloft Active insulation, it’s the perfect winter essential for cyclists. You can shop the jacket by Cafe Du Cycliste direct from their website.
4. Muc-Off Ultimate Cleaning Kit
This cleaning kit covers all bases when it comes to protecting, cleaning and lubing your bike. This kit isn’t style specific either with all the essentials for road, cyclocross, MTB and the daily commute. Shop the Muc-Off Cleaning Kit for around £45.
5. Gore Wear M Windstopper gloves
If there’s one Christmas gift you need to buy for a cycling fanatic, it’s a good pair of winter cycling gloves. The windstopper gloves from Gore are made from a water repellent fabric, have silicone grippers at the thumbs and forefingers and have been optimised for use with screen. Shop here.
6. Britain’s greatest cycling climbs by Simon Warren
Simon Warren has been writing about steep cycling climbs for over seven years is his excellent collection of 100 Climbs books. Divided across eight regional anthologies that cover England, Scotland and Wales, Warren covers 545 climbs with key statistics and location information along with detailed briefings on some of the toughest ascents in Britain. You can buy the collection on Amazon here.
7. Cycling prints - The Handmade Cyclist
The Handmade Cyclist provide the ideal gift with either one of their beautiful art prints, china mugs or t-shirts. The Handmade Cyclist produces designs that capture every detail of a bike ride - the epic escapades, skullduggery, the panache and the impossible suffering.