The best gifts for cyclists this Christmas 2023: Present ideas they'll actually want

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It can be tricky to buy gifts for cyclists when Christmas rolls around each year. We cyclists are always buying ourselves useful bits and bobs that help us on and off the bike, so when Christmas time nears, it might appear that we already have everything we need. It can be hard to find useful presents for the cyclist in your life because of this, so we've pulled together a useful list of options to help you get the cyclists in your life something they will really like and will want to use year-round.

At Cyclingnews we do understand that if you are not a cyclist, from the outside looking in it can seem like there are a thousand unwritten, obscure rules around what you can and can't buy a cyclist each year and what they will actually use. Fear not, our list of Christmas gifts will ensure the cyclist in your life will be really pleased with any one of these choices and the present in question won't end up in the back of the cupboard by the New Year. 

You won't find a list of expensive bikes in this list, but instead, a carefully chosen list of useful gifts, accessories and tools that will be useful for any rider.

Quick ideas of Christmas gifts for cyclists

If none of our ideas floats your boat, you may want to have a look at what the big online retailers have to offer. Here are links to the sites where we'll regularly find quality cycling products and which often offer a markdown to SRP as a bonus.

UK:

🎁 AmazonPlenty of options for the cyclist from bikes to maps and more (opens in new tab)
🎁 Sigma SportsLoads of new products from leading cycling brands (opens in new tab)
🎁 WiggleCycling accessories and more from top marques (opens in new tab)
🎁 ProBikeKitHuge range of cycling glasses from Oakley, 100% and more (opens in new tab)
🎁 RaphaPremium cycling gear, from socks to bikepacking  (opens in new tab)
🎁 TredzBikes, turbos and everything to go with them (opens in new tab)
🎁 Evans CyclesBikes, parts and accessories from leading brands (opens in new tab)
🎁 Rutland CyclingLoads of top brands online and in stores
🎁 Chain Reaction CyclesEverything they need for indoor training (opens in new tab)
🎁 Cyclestore: Wide range of Specialized clothing and equipment (opens in new tab)
🎁 Pure Electric: Everything for the electric bike rider (opens in new tab)
🎁 Oakley: Great looking and performing eyewear, plus more (opens in new tab)
🎁 Garmin: Great ideas and offers for the gadget lover (opens in new tab)
🎁 Hargroves Cycles: All things bike online and in stores 
🎁 Leisure Lakes Bikes: Cycling and casual apparel from top brands (opens in new tab)

USA:

🎁 AmazonLoads of cycling books, gadgets, and affordable kit options (opens in new tab)
🎁 Competitive CyclistA huge range of helmets from top brands (opens in new tab) 
🎁 Jenson USACheck out Gear Stoke to see what others are buying (opens in new tab)
🎁 BackcountryEverything for cyclists plus a load of other sports (opens in new tab)
🎁 REI CoopBikes and gear and lots of other sports too (opens in new tab)
🎁 RaphaNot just clothing: Get a Rapha Cycle Club membership for $95  (opens in new tab)
🎁 Chain Reaction CyclesHuge range of clothing from top brands (opens in new tab)
🎁 ProBikeKitLoads of workshop tools for the bike fettler (opens in new tab)
🎁 WiggleLots of options for runners, triathletes and others as well as cyclists (opens in new tab)
🎁 VelocioQuality cycling clothing from a niche brand (opens in new tab)
🎁 Mike's BikesTop brands from the Bay Area's largest cycle retailer (opens in new tab)
🎁 Garmin: Bike computers, wearables and other tech for the cyclist (opens in new tab)
🎁 Oakley: Eyewear, apparel and more (opens in new tab)

Gift cards for Christmas

Sometimes it's just easier to let the cyclist in your life decide what they want for themselves. Keep it focused with a gift card from one of these online cycle retailers if they are super picky or you really don't know what to get.

UK: 

💳 AmazonPlenty of options for the cyclist from bikes to maps and more (opens in new tab)
💳 Sigma SportsLoads of new products from leading cycling brands (opens in new tab)
💳 WiggleCycling accessories and more from top marques (opens in new tab)
💳 RaphaPremium cycling gear, from socks to bikepacking  (opens in new tab)
💳 TredzBikes, turbos and everything to go with them (opens in new tab)
💳 Chain Reaction CyclesEverything they need for indoor training (opens in new tab)
💳 Cyclestore: Wide range of Specialized clothing and equipment (opens in new tab)
💳 Oakley: Great looking and performing eyewear, plus more (opens in new tab)
💳 Hargroves Cycles: All things bike online and in stores 
💳 Leisure Lakes Bikes: Cycling and casual apparel from top brands (opens in new tab)

USA:
💳 AmazonLoads of cycling books, gadgets, and affordable kit options (opens in new tab)
💳 Competitive CyclistA huge range of helmets from top brands (opens in new tab) 
💳 Jenson USACheck out Gear Stoke to see what others are buying (opens in new tab)
💳 BackcountryEverything for cyclists plus a load of other sports (opens in new tab)
💳 REI CoopBikes and gear and lots of other sports too (opens in new tab)
💳 RaphaNot just clothing: Get a Rapha Cycle Club membership from $100 (opens in new tab) 
💳 Chain Reaction CyclesHuge range of clothing from top brands (opens in new tab)
💳 WiggleLots of options for runners, triathletes and others as well as cyclists (opens in new tab)
💳 VelocioQuality cycling clothing from a niche brand (opens in new tab)
💳 Mike's BikesTop brands from the Bay Area's largest cycle retailer (opens in new tab)

Christmas gifts for cyclists

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Christmas cycling gift hampers

There are lots of cycling-themed hampers and pamper kits out there that make a really nice present for cyclists. There's a lot to choose from so it should be easy to find a present for someone. Most will also fit through a letterbox so delivery is easy or you can just send it straight to someone if you won't be seeing them in person. Here are some of our favourites: 

UnboxingRituals Cycling Recovery Box | From £21.55 (opens in new tab)

UnboxingRituals Cycling Recovery Box | From £21.55
(opens in new tab)This recovery gift hamper can be personalised with a handwritten message and comes with bath salts, an electrolyte drink powder, SIS Isotonic Energy gel, a loofah, a spa treatment body pouch, a selection of vegan-friendly snacks, a coffee bag, and relaxing and energising tea bags.

Mrs L Cards 'Cyclists Kit' Letterbox Gift  | £16 (opens in new tab)

Mrs L Cards 'Cyclists Kit' Letterbox Gift  | £16 (opens in new tab)
Add a handwritten personalised message to this letterbox gift set that contains 10 stretch cards, three food or drink items, two sachets of Epsom salts, and a gift card.

Made and Sent Personalised Recovery Cyclist Letterbox Pamper Kit | £25 (opens in new tab)

Made and Sent Personalised Recovery Cyclist Letterbox Pamper Kit | £25 (opens in new tab)
Add their name and a personalised message to this letterbox pamper kit that comes with a magnesium muscle rub, shampoo and body wash, and a pillow mist to aid deep sleep before that big sportive in the new year.

Jewellery & trinkets

SRAM Bike Chain Cufflinks | From £26.26 (opens in new tab)

SRAM Bike Chain Cufflinks | From £26.26 (opens in new tab)
Regardless if the cyclist in your life runs SRAM Red or Shimano Tiagra, a set of chain link cufflinks is sure to add a nod to their favourite hobby when dressed up smartly.

Bicycle Tie Clip | From £21.98 (opens in new tab)

Bicycle Tie Clip | From £21.98 (opens in new tab)
Continuing the theme of smart accessories, if the cyclist in your life wears a tie clip then why not get them one of these for the collection? They can be personalised too, both on the front and the back to make it extra special.

Inner Tube Wallet | £24.50 (opens in new tab)

Inner Tube Wallet | £24.50 (opens in new tab)
Someone worn out their wallet? If so then maybe a sustainable, recycled one made of innertubes might be the one to go for. Plus, when it wears out they should know how to patch it, too!

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Personalised helmet hook | £13.00 (opens in new tab)
Treat them to this personalised stainless steel helmet hook and they will always have somewhere to hang their helmet up, and they will hopefully never bother you again when they can't find it before a ride. 

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Drink Beer Ride Bikes bottle opener | £6.00 (opens in new tab)
This bottle opener should go down a treat with any cyclist (or beer drinker) after a long ride. It has a sturdy wood handle and stainless steel bottle opener. 

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Bike chain coaster | £10.00 (opens in new tab)
This coaster uses a bicycle chain set in resin, it's a great way of recycling an old chain any cyclist will get a kick out of using it. Each coaster is unique and there are rubber feet on the bottom to protect your coffee table. 

Books & prints

The road book 2022 5th edition front cover

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The Road Book 2022 - Fifth Edition

Perfect for any fan of the sport

Specifications

RRP: £50.00

Reasons to buy

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Lovely hardback edition
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Fantastic record of a year in pro sport 
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Every WorldTour race featured

The Road Book series began in 2018 and provides a fantastic and detailed record of every single World Tour men's and women's race of the year. The 2022 version contains nearly 1000 pages on every big bike race of the year - nearly 200 in all. As well as essays and special features. An edition of the road book will make a fantastic Christmas gift for any cyclist and a lovely record to look back on in years to come. 

a book cover of A Race For Madmen

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‘A Race for Madmen’, Chris Sidwells

The brutal history of the Tour de France

Specifications

RRP: £9.99

Reasons to buy

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Some jaw dropping storied from a race with rich history
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Easy gift with no sizing or colours to consider

Reasons to avoid

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Only a suitable gift for those who read

The Tour de France is an annual touchstone for every keen road cyclist, and while it's undoubtedly one of the most gruelling races on the calendar it's not quite as extreme as it once was. With 'A Race for Madmen' Chris Sidwells threads together tales from historic editions to inspire the modern rider.

Sure you're unlikely to have to repair your own frame mid-race at a local blacksmith or carry a broken wheel for thousands of miles so that it leaves a sprocket-shaped scar in your back, but these tales might help when your dad needs to fix a puncture. You could even treat him to a lobster and champagne dinner a la Jacques Anquetil.

A print showing the anatomy of a bicycle

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Anatomy of a Bicycle Print

Perfect if they want to learn more about how their bike is put together

Specifications

RRP: £29

Reasons to buy

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Includes all the key parts of a bike
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Simple aesthetic

Reasons to avoid

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Frame sold separately

The cliché of the cyclist loving to spend time in their shed is well-worn but based on some sort of truth. If they like to squirrel themselves down the bottom of the garden to work on their bikes then maybe something to elevate his workshop from a scruffy storage space to a bicycle boutique maintenance centre is in order.

A wooden block with 'Anatomy of the Sunday Ride' written across the top, mountains in the centre, and notations for personalised points of interest.

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Delightful Living Personalised Cycle Ride Wooden Print

Perfect for the Sunday Club rider

Specifications

RRP: £44

Reasons to buy

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Personalised
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Made to order with fast delivery

Reasons to avoid

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One size only

If the cyclist in your life is a dedicated Sunday Club rider, then this made-to-order, personalisable wooden block print is a lovely gift idea. Choose the landmarks to add, personalise them to their life and routine, and give them something they can display with pride.

A print showing the anatomy of a bicycle

(Image credit: Anthony Oram)

The Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive book

All the inspiration they needs to get out and adventure

Specifications

RRP: £28

Reasons to buy

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Incredible images
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Little slices of history
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No real reading required

Reasons to avoid

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Softcover only

Has your other half ever mentioned 'the good old days? Mine too, don't worry. If this is the case then why not treat them to a beautiful photobook chronicling the rides of the world's oldest off-road cycling club, the Rough Stuff Fellowship.

I am a member of the club and own both this book and the second volume (Further Adventures in Rough Stuff), and cannot recommend them more highly. The images are beautiful, well laid out and often humorous too. The book is split into seasons, so you can see hardy men and women pushing their bikes through snow, rain, sun, and more rain, uphill and down dale on bikes from when there was only 'the bicycle. It'll certainly make you reconsider how much a bike can handle with the right attitude.

The cover of a black book with a road sign depicting a steep gradient on it

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100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Simon Warren

A pocket guide to the greatest climbs the UK has to offer

Specifications

RRP: £7.99

Reasons to buy

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Portable size
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All areas of the UK covered
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Fun to tick off

Reasons to avoid

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May instill more fear than actual confidence

This little pocket guide to all the hardest hills in the UK might be just the inspiration a cyclist needs at Christmas after gorging on food and drink for a week or more. Avid climber Simon Warren has scoured the British Isles for the toughest, longest and most interesting climbs on offer. Challenge the cyclist in your life to try and tackle them all, though it may take them some time. 

The Cake Cook Book

(Image credit: Hannah Grant)

The Cake Cook Book, Hannah Grant

A recipe book full of healthy sweet treats from the former pro chef

Specifications

RRP: $27.99

Reasons to buy

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Recipes are healthy
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Full of easy-to-follow recipes
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Written by former Tinkoff-Saxo pro chef

If there's one thing cyclists love more than riding their bike, it's riding it to the cafe for a well-earned sweet treat. Given we love cake so much, this Cake Cook Book from former Tinkoff-Saxo cheg, Hannah Grant, should be a well-received gift. 

They needn't worry about their waistline either; all of these cakes are vegan, gluten free, dairy free, with no added sugars, and they're all made using vegetables.  

The front cover of Lonely Planet, 'Epic Bike Rides of the World', showing a drawing of two cyclists riding through an autumnal landscape

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Lonely Planet, 'Epic Bike Rides of the World'

A beautiful book to inspire their next adventure

Specifications

RRP: £19.45 / $22.19

Reasons to buy

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200 adventure ideas
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Beautifully finished

If your other half is a fan of travelling with their bike, and particularly if they've been dying to get out on another adventure, then this beautiful book from Lonely Planet could be the thing to inspire their next trip. Now the majority of travel restrictions are lifting for most parts of the world, there's nothing to stop them from delving into its pages and dreaming up the next big journey.

The Midlife Cyclist by Phil Cavell

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'The Midlife Cyclist', Phil Cavell

A roadmap for the 40+ year old rider who wants to train hard, ride fast and stay healthy

Specifications

RRP: £7.99 / $13.44

Reasons to buy

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Contributions from leading coaches, ex-pro and pro team doctors

Reasons to avoid

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Not everyone wants to be reminded of their middle age 

In his debut book, Phil Cavell - co-founder of Cyclefit and renowned biomechanics pioneer - has put together a manifesto for cyclists over the age of 40. It explores the trend of middle-aged and older cyclists seeking to achieve high-level performance and uses contributions from a variety of experts, including ex-pros, leading coaches, and pro-team doctors, to provide a roadmap for the mature cyclist.

Food & drink

A coffee pouch with a personalised message, a cup of espresso, and a welcome card

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Novello Cyclist's Three Month Coffee Subscription Gift

Give them the gift of coffee, universally loved by all cyclists

Specifications

RRP: £30

Reasons to buy

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Add a personalised message
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Choose beans or ground

Reasons to avoid

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Alternative non-cycling-branded coffee subscriptions available for better prices

If they are a cyclist they are probably a coffee lover - the two go hand in hand after all. Surely all cyclists these days love a coffee stop to gulp down a flat white or an espresso before carrying on their way. Why not treat them to a three-month coffee subscription? With this gift, you can choose whether to send them whole beans or ground, add a personalised message, and even extend the subscription to a longer duration. You can also designate which date you want the subscription to begin.

Fun and functional

cateye orb bar end lights against a white background

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Cateye Orb bar end lights

Perfect small gift to improve visibility and safety

Specifications

Price : £14.99 / €18.14

Reasons to buy

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Extra visibility at night 
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Makes cyclists look wider on the road 

Reasons to avoid

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May not fit all handlebars 

The Cateye Orb handlebar lights are two battery-powered lights that replace handlebar end plugs and serve as an extra set of lights. When approached from behind they ensure cyclists look wider on the road which helps improve road safety. They take small CR3032 batteries and have several light modes. 

A close-up of a wooden multi-tool with a name and image of a bike engraved on the side, and multiple bike cleaning products in the background

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Twenty-Seven Personalised Bicycle Allen Keys With Service Pack

Perfect for keeping their pride and joy running as it should

Specifications

RRP: £48

Reasons to buy

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Personalise it
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Encourage them to keep her bike in good repair

Reasons to avoid

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A better quality bundle can be compiled yourself for less

A nice simple gift that fulfils a functional need and comes with a personalised option. This Weldtite Service Pack includes multiple bike cleaning products such as bike cleaner, chain degreaser and chain lube as well as some puncture patches. It also comes complete with a wooden-clad multi-tool with Allen keys (or hex keys if you're in the US), with their name engraved onto the handle which looks really cool. 

A pair of light bllue socks, with pink heel, toe and cuffs, the Primal logo on the sole and pink flamingos dotted throughout the design

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Primal Flamingo Socks

Inject a bit of fun into their cycling getup

Specifications

RRP: £10.19 / $11.80

Reasons to buy

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Fun and brightly coloured
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Good quality socks from a well-known brand

Reasons to avoid

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You'll need to be confident in size and style choice

Socks may seem like a bit of a cop-out gift but cyclists take them seriously. They're an excellent opportunity to show off a bit of personality and inject some fun into what might otherwise be some pretty serious kit. So, treat him or her to a fun and colourful pair of socks from Primal, whose patterns range from ice cream and sprinkles to unicorns and zebra stripes. However, we think these flamingo socks are absolutely bang on the money.

A purple and yellow tube of women's Paceline Chamois butt'r

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Paceline Chamois Butt’r

Keep things comfortable on long days out

Specifications

RRP: £17.09 / $19.50

Reasons to buy

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Contains aloe vera, shea butter and lavender oil

Reasons to avoid

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Not everyone uses chamois cream, and it might be an uncomfortable question to ask!

Chamois creme is always an awkward one to talk about in polite company, but it can be a real lifesaver on longer rides. Chamois Butt'r is a tried and tested option, and utilises tea tree extract and aloe vera to minimise chafing and ensure comfort on long days in the saddle. It's the sort of thing a cyclist may not buy for themselves but it could end up being a firm favourite. Everybody likes to be comfortable! 

Park Tool Heavy Duty Shop Apron - SA-3

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Park Tool Heavy Duty Shop Apron - SA-3

A useful gift for the home mechanic

Specifications

RRP: £32.84 / $37.47

Reasons to buy

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One size fits all
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Usable outside of the workshop, too

Reasons to avoid

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No good if they never pick a spanner up 

If the cyclist you buying for does all of their bike maintenance at home, why not treat them to this heavy-duty mechanic’s apron from Park Tool? It has all the pockets they need to keep the most essential tools to hand while carrying out a tricky fix whilst keeping their clothes away from oily chains and sprockets, and is made with a durable cotton canvas that stands the test of time.

dhb Aeron Lab Raceline Short Sleeve Jersey 3.0

The dhb Aeron Lab Raceline Short Sleeve Jersey 3.0 uses an unusual fabric for its construction (Image credit: Josh Ross)

dhb Aeron Lab Raceline

A great budget aero option that's currently discounted

Specifications

RRP: £45 / $51.93

Reasons to buy

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Pockets have plenty of reinforcement at the seams
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Aero-optimised
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The large plastic zipper is easy to use and won't corrode

Reasons to avoid

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Pockets are narrow and lack stretch

New cycling kit always goes down well and the  Aeron Lab Raceline jersey from dhb was our favourite budget aero jersey that we've tested so far. It will represent a nice reminder in the depths of winter that warm summer rides are not so far away and will definitely save them a few watts and save you a few pounds (or dollars).

Experience gifts for cyclists

A group of cyclists riding on a Velodrome track together

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Velodrome Track Cycling Experience for One at Herne Hill

Empower them to try a new discipline

Specifications

RRP: £85

Reasons to buy

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Makes for a great day out
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Includes bike hire

Reasons to avoid

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Limited to London only

If they are daring and up for a new challenge, why not treat them to this track cycling experience at the Herne Hill velodrome in South London? It includes the hire of a fixed-wheel track bike, and they will have the chance to develop essential track cycling skills from official British Cycling coaches. Once they have got the basics down, they'll be able to race around the iconic velodrome and take on several challenges. There are also velodromes all over the country if they like riding the track.

Three cyclists riding together

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Online 12 Week Personalised Cycling Training Plan for One

Help them achieve their goals more easily

Specifications

RRP: £145

Reasons to buy

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The ultimate gift for someone training for an event
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Available around the world

Reasons to avoid

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Will require a significant time investment on the recipient's part

Whether they are already booked onto a specific event or have mentioned wanting to up their game a bit, this online 12-week personalised cycling training plan could be the perfect gift. On top of a personalised plan, they will gain access to training videos, guides and blogs, receive nutritional guidance, and work with a trained coach with monthly check-ins to discuss their progress.

Other Christmas gifts for cyclists

Nothing above hitting the mark? Keep reading on for some of our other favourite gift ideas for cyclists for any occasion.

Famous cyclists on Cameo

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Personalised video from a pro cyclist

From Mas to Morkov and Morton to Moscon, get a personalised video from their favourite cyclist

Specifications

RRP: Various dependent on pro cyclist chosen

Reasons to buy

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Unique and personalised

Reasons to avoid

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Limited choice of cyclists to choose from

If the person you're buying for is an avid cycling fan - or a fan of any celebrity for that matter - then Cameo might be the unique and novel gift you've been searching for. 

The premise of how Cameo works is as follows: The website has a long list of famous faces, each of which with its own set price. Once you've decided upon the celebrity of your choice, you can put in a personal video request asking them to say, within reason, anything you like. If you want them to tell that special someone that you love them, wish them a happy birthday, or congratulate them on completing their first-ever 100-miler, they'll do it. 

There's a choice of 24-hour videos which come with a quick turnaround, and standard videos which can take up to 7 days.

A Kwaremont beer selection box

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Kwaremont beer gift set

Belgian beer from the home of the Flandrian classic

Specifications

RRP: £24.95

Reasons to buy

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Wonderfully appropriate for road cycling fans

Reasons to avoid

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Obvious taste and age-related queries to overcome

If the object of your affection is a fan of road cycling and professional racing, there's little doubt they'll have heard of the Oude Kwaremont. This cobbled road in the East Flandrian municipality of Kluisbergen, Belgium, is one of the most famous sporting stadia in the world and has formed the launchpad of many a famous victory, coming in the closing kilometres of the Tour of Flanders. 

Kwaremont plays on the fame of the iconic road, with a beer designed just for cyclists. Of course, it's a Belgian blond beer, so you'll need to know your recipient is a beer lover, and they'll need to be above the legal drinking age. Oh, and it's 6.6%, so drink it responsibly, of course. 

Muc-off essentials case

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Muc-Off essentials case

Storage for tools, spares or valuables to keep them safe

Specifications

RRP: £13.00 / $15.10

Reasons to buy

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Genuinely useful
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No sizing specifics to worry about

Reasons to avoid

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Not something that every cyclist will use

The Muc-Off Essentials Case is reasonably affordable, with a retail price of under $20/£20, it's something that most cyclists will get use out of, and it's an easy gift that isn't size-specific and good whatever their style preferences. 

An essentials case is designed to go into a rider's pocket, and it can be filled with anything they want, whether that's their phone and cash, their keys, or their spare tube and multi-tool. Depending on the chosen use case, it will keep the rain/sweat from phones, protect jersey pockets from key damage, and keep all tools together so it's all there when they need it. 

The Muc-Off Ultimate bicycle care kit toolbox, closed, with pink handles and clips

(Image credit: Muc-Off)

Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Kit

Great gift for a commuter to keep their bike clean

Specifications

RRP: £54.99 / $63.46

Reasons to buy

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Multiple gifts in one
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Genuinely useful products

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly premium price 

If your loved one is a cyclist who likes to take care of their pride and joy, or they just generally come home dirty, help them to keep their bike running for longer with this all-in-one cleaning kit from Muc-Off.

It contains all the tools needed for the job and if they are new to bike maintenance will help them learn how to clean their bike properly, including biodegradable bike cleaner and spray wash, drivetrain cleaner, a microfibre cloth, several specialist brushes and wet lube for afterwards. Plus, it’s all stored neatly in a heavy-duty toolbox.

Aeropress Go with various accessories

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Aeropress Go Portable travel coffee press

Surely caffeine is the ultimate gift for a cyclist?

Specifications

RRP: £31.83 / $38.12

Reasons to buy

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Useful at home as well as on the go
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Small, lightweight and easily packable
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Brews a great-tasting cup of coffee

Cycling and coffee go hand in hand, and with the ever-growing popularity of enjoying a brew in the great outdoors, what better present to give than a packable Aeropress kit that fits inside their dangle mug? The Aeropress makes great coffee on the go and it has everything you need to brew up the perfect cup of joe while admiring the view, or getting a boost for the next leg of the ride.

A rose gold Knog Oi Bell against a white background

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Knog Oi Luxe Bike Bell

A minimalist accessory that adds a touch of class to the cockpit

Specifications

RRP: £25.99 / $27.49

Reasons to buy

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Distinctive ring
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Looks great

Reasons to avoid

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Not everyone wants a bell on their bars 

While a bell may seem like a trivial gift, the Knog Oi is a very classy addition to anyone’s cockpit. Its slimline, minimalist design doesn’t take up much space, and adds a touch of sophistication, while the sound it emits is polite and distinctive. It’s easy to install, fits around cables without any issues, and comes in a range of colours and two size options for narrow and wide-diameter handlebars.

Bontrager Ion 200 RT & Flare RT against a white backround

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Bontrager Ion 200 RT & Flare RT

Compact-yet-powerful lights that punch well above their weight

Specifications

RRP: £65.00 / $74.12

Reasons to buy

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Daytime visible from 2k away
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ANT+ connectivity

A good set of lights can make all the difference to a ride, especially when it turns out to be much longer than initially planned. You don't have to worry about them getting caught out riding home in the dark if they have a decent pair of lights to hand. 

The 200-lumen Ion lights are small and easy to stuff into a pocket for emergencies, and they give off a powerful flash that can be seen from 2km away.

Lezyne HV Micro Floor Drive V2 ABS Pump against a white background

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Lezyne HV Micro Floor Drive V2 ABS Pump

An excellent tool to keep on hand if they end up with a flat tyre

Specifications

RRP: £38.99 / $44.99

Reasons to buy

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High-quality machined product
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PSI gauge for accurate inflation
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Includes a fold-out foot for easier pumping

Reasons to avoid

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Some riders may want a more compact pump

Nothing's worse than getting caught out with a puncture, especially when your hand pump has had it and you almost lose an arm trying to reinflate your tyre afterwards.

Unlike most hand pumps that can tire you out very quickly, the Lezyne HV Micro Floor Drive acts like a miniature track pump, with a fold-out foot that you can use to stand it upright and push down to the pump. It also includes a pressure gauge and makes an excellent addition to their tool stash.

Abus Bordo Lite 6055 and bracket against a white background

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Abus Bordo Lite 6055

A neatly packaged deterrent against opportunist thieves

Specifications

RRP: £38.98 / $40.41

Reasons to buy

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Super-neat folding design
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Rubber coated to protect your bike
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Light and easy to use
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Neat carrying bracket
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Hard to cut or burst

Reasons to avoid

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Possibly an underwhelming present

Help any cyclist keep their pride and joy safe when out and about by buying them a great quality bike lock. The Abus Bordo Lite 6055 is a folding lock that neatly folds away and can be stored easily on the frame, and is difficult to cut through. It weighs just 440g so it's not overly cumbersome to pedal around with, plus if you didn't want to use the well-designed mount, it's small enough to stash in a pocket or bag.

Oakley Sutro sunglasses in black with red and yellow tinted Prizm lens

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The best cycling sunglasses for the fashion conscious

Specifications

RRP: £103.00 / $173.00

Reasons to buy

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Fantastic visual clarity
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Great field of view
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Cheap price for premium product

Reasons to avoid

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Premium price 

Any road cyclist will appreciate the gift of some high-quality cycling sunglasses, and the Oakley Sutros are up there amongst the most popular and best, thanks to their large lenses that offer a good field of view, the visual clarity that comes with Oakley's Prizm lenses, and the secure and stable fit.

With their classic retro style, the Oakley Sutros are ideal for everyone from the elite-level cyclist to casual commuters and everything in between.

Aftershokz Aeropex headphones

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Shox OpenRun sports headphones

Bone-conducting headphones for the great outdoors

Specifications

RRP: £129.95 / $145.91

Reasons to buy

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Listen to music without blocking surroundings

Reasons to avoid

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Unusual look

If you're buying for someone who likes to listen to music while out on the roads, offer them a safer option with these bone-conducting headphones from Shox. Instead of blocking their ears, like regular headphones, the OpenrRun uses bone-conduction technology to deliver a dynamic and stereo audio experience while leaving the ears open.

Weighing just 25 grams and sporting a sleek design, the Shox OpenRun is comfortable to wear and ideal for listening to music and podcasts or taking phone calls while active. Its claimed battery life is up to eight hours for music and calls, so it's suitable for daily commuters and all-day riders alike.

The Silca Ypsilon Home Kit Box, slightly ajar revealing the tools inside

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Silca Ypsilon Home Tool Kit Box

Professional quality Y-wrench tool kit

Specifications

RRP: £95.00 / $101.34

Reasons to buy

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High strength and quality materials
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Beautiful birch case

Reasons to avoid

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Price is high 

Whether they are a professional bike mechanic or a home tinkerer, get them something special to add to their toolkit for Christmas. Silca's take on the conventional Y-wrench offers - as with all of Silca's wares - a perfect blend of beauty and functionality. 

The lightweight composite Y-shaped body features ergonomic grips so that it's comfortable to hold and manoeuvre over an extended period of time. Meanwhile, the high-strength CrV steel spines leading to the Allen keys offer long-lasting wear. The third arm is a quarter-inch bit collet with a magnetic attachment. For this, there's an array of options, including Allen bits from 1.5-6mm, Torx bits from T8-T30, and variously sized Philips and Flathead screw bits. 

RCC + POC Ventral Air Spin helmet in blue and pink against a white background

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Gift them the gift of a great aero road helmet

Specifications

RRP: £111.00 / $111.00

Reasons to buy

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Outstanding ventilation
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Protects against rotational impact
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Lightweight and comfortable

Reasons to avoid

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Little on the pricey side. 

The POC Ventral SPIN helmet has revolutionised the way we can stay protected while cycling on the road. Spin technology offers brain-saving protection against rotational forces, while the fully-wrapped unibody shell construction offers optimal coverage. Meanwhile, the accelerated airflow zones create advanced ventilation channels for serious cooling, making this an exceptionally lightweight, aerodynamic and safe helmet. And now you can gift it to your favourite cyclist for Christmas.

The Garmin Edge 1030 Plus, next to a heart rate strap, speed and cadence sensors and rubber mounts

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Give them everything they need to go exploring

Specifications

RRP: £349.99 / $403.89

Reasons to buy

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Built-in coach function
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Dynamic performance monitoring
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Connect to your phone for text alerts
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24 hours of battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Larger than some other computers 

Whether they’re planning a big adventure or planning some intensive training for next season, the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus is jam-packed with all the features your mother will need to succeed. Including performance tracking that monitors VO2 max, recovery time and training load, among others and daily workout suggestions tailored to their fitness level, this is the ultimate training companion for any serious cyclist. Treat them to a bundle, so they’ll also get a heart-rate monitor, cadence sensor, and speed sensor.

Small gifts for cyclists

Pedro's Tyre Levers in yellow against a white background

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Pedro’s Tyre Levers

Some of the best, strongest tyre levers around

Specifications

Price: £4.50 / $4.80 / €5.45

Reasons to buy

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Robust strength and chisel shape make light work for tight tyre removal
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Cheap and cheerful with a range of colours to choose from

Reasons to avoid

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Can snap occasionally 

No cyclist should be without tyre levers, as they’re essential for when the inevitable happens and you have to fix a flat. With more and more gravel bikes coming equipped with tubeless tyres, it’s more important than ever that off-road riders are equipped to handle the sometimes ludicrously tight tyre-rim combinations. 

Pedro’s tyre levers are renowned for their robust build and chisel tip shape, which makes it easier to insert them beneath the tyre bead without slipping. What’s more, they’re available in different colours, making them a cheap, cheerful and very useful gift.

A map with strava logo and KOM details overlaid

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One month subscription to Strava

Unlock a whole host of incredible features

Specifications

RRP: £6.99 / $7.99 / £47.99 - per year.

Reasons to buy

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Offers smarter training, deeper analysis and safer workouts
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When you purchase a gift certificate, you also get a free month

If it isn't on Strava, it didn't happen, right? If your mum is a firm believer of this, then the gift of a Strava subscription could be the thing that makes her year, unlocking a whole host of premium features and giving her the tools she needs to up her training once and for all. Plus, when you buy a gift certificate for Strava, you can also get a free month's subscription for yourself!

There's the option of an annual subscription if you want to go large.

Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX Tool against a white background

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Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX+

A small but fully comprehensive tool wrap

Specifications

Price: £35.99

Reasons to buy

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Comprehensive workshop quality tools in a portable package 

Many folks carry a ‘pen-knife-style’ multi-tool out on their rides, but that fold-out design can often get in the way of the tools’ actual use. A mini ratchet system like this one from Topeak may take a little more time to unpack and get into action, but it’s packed full of clever features and workshop-quality tools that will always come in handy on the trailside and possibly mean the difference between ending up stranded and making a roadside repair. This tool wrap makes an ideal Christmas gift that's useful off the bike too. 

SiS GO Isotonic Gel Variety Pack

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SiS GO Isotonic Gel Variety Pack

Avoid the dreaded hunger knock with these energy gels

Specifications

RRP: £12.00 / €10.50

Reasons to buy

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Mix of flavours
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Offers a great introduction to energy gels if they're new to them

Reasons to avoid

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Some riders prefer solid food 

The bonk, hunger knock, hitting the wall or blowing up. Or for non-cyclists exhausting your body's glycogen stores. Call it what you will, it's never a pleasant experience. It's caused by a lack of carbohydrates and can be avoided by eating regularly during exercise. A bundle of energy food from SIS is a great gift for a cyclist, so why not treat them to one of these variety packs containing seven different fruity flavours?

Fizik Terra Microtex Bondcush Gel Tacky Bar Tape in a light green colour

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Gravel-specific bar tape with extra comfort built in

Specifications

Price: £17.99 / $22.80

Reasons to buy

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Provides maximum absorption and cushioning for off-road riding
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Tacky finish for superior grip, even in the wet

Reasons to avoid

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Bar tape can be a personal choice 

A small but effective upgrade they can make to their bike is to replace the bar tape with something designed specifically for going off-road, like this Terra tape from Fizik. Made with Bondcush material, it’s designed to cushion the rattle transmitted through the bike to the hands and wrists, absorbing those vibrations and maintaining comfort for longer.

At 3mm, it’s the brand’s thickest tape option, and it comes with a gel backer that makes it easy to remove when the time comes, helps to enhance damping, and has a tacky finish that will help them maintain a good grip of their bars even when it rains.

If you want to read more about it, check out our Fizik Terra Microtex Bondcush Gel Tacky Bar Tape review.

Two images of DeFeet 'Moondoggo' socks on a model's feet from different angles

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DeFeet Moondoggo Socks

Sock doping, it's a thing!

Specifications

RRP: £14.03 / $16.19

Reasons to buy

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Endless colour options
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Great for all styles

Reasons to avoid

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Some riders may be picky 

Cyclists and socks are a formidable duo. A great add-on to a more expensive present, these pro-level De Feet socks will give go-faster cred. If you're unsure of the exact colour, choose white for road cyclists, and black for everyone else!

Two images of the Worry Less Design mug from different angles showing the motivational mottos printed on the design

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Worry Less Design ‘The laws of cycling’ mug

For the cyclist who needs a bit of motivation

Specifications

RRP: £9.99 / $14.00

Reasons to buy

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Two-tone design 
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Glossy finish
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Affordable

If you're really stumped for a Christmas gift idea, you can never go wrong with a mug, and luckily for you, there are plenty of cycling mugs to choose from. We like this 'laws of cycling' design because it outlines eight motivational mottos that every cyclist can appreciate when they're going through a period of low motivation.

Four tubs of SIS Rego recovery in various flavours against a white background

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Science in Sport Rego Rapid Recovery Drink Powder

For the cyclist who regularly pushes their limits

Specifications

RRP: £11.99

Reasons to buy

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Easy to digest
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Rebuilds muscles

Reasons to avoid

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You'll need an idea of their preferred flavour

Science in Sport's recovery drinks are formulated to help with rebuilding and recovering after a gruelling time in the saddle. For a cyclist who pushes themself hard, this is a thoughtful gift that they’ll be sure to use. It’s easy on the stomach and provides a blend of protein and complex carbohydrates, along with a host of other supplements to aid recovery.

Tom Wieckowski
Tech writer

Tom joined the Cyclingnews team in late 2022 as tech writer. Tom has over 10 years experience as a qualified mechanic with 5 or so of those being spent running an independent workshop. Tom has ridden and raced bikes from an early age up to a national level on the road and track and has ridden and competed in most disciplines, even the odd bit of bike polo. Tom is as happy tinkering away in the garage as he is out on the road bike exploring the Worcestershire lanes.

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