Christmas time again, and there’s more cyclists than ever to buy gifts for! Here’s a collection of items I’d be happy to receive!
1. It’s not the destination it’s the ride
Great little keychain sold on Etsy for those who like their unique and quirky gifts.
Thanks to @discerningcyc for inspiration on this one!
2. Smartphone bike mount (iPhone/Samsung)
Whether your friend has an iPhone 5, iPhone 4 or Samsung Galaxy S3 – a bike mount can be the perfect gift. It allows you to access features such as Google Maps from your handlebars so you can reach your destination. It’s also useful for using your smartphone as a very advanced bike computer.
Disclaimer: We sell these in our eShop!
3. Star bike beads
My girlfriend harped on about these for ages but I didn’t believe that they existed. Then, sure enough, I stumbled across them! These bike beads fit on to your spokes. A fun little gift.
4. Fibre Flare bike light
Give the gift of extra visibility with the Fibre Flare bike light. This unique light design offers all round visibility for cyclists. It’s also a great one to attach to the back of a cyclists backpack.
You can’t beat a good pair of boxers, and certainly not a Rapha Merino pair of boxers!
6. Cyclodelic Saddle Bag
The Cyclodelic bag range is beautifully designed. Currently the saddle bags are sold out, but handlebar bags are available.
7. The London Cyclist Handbook
Everything you could possibly need to know about cycling in London. From discovering the best routes, to safe cycling tips to the basics to bike maintenance. It’s all inside the London Cyclist Handbook.
8. Reflective spokes
Fit these reflective spoke attachments to your bike and you’ll get extra side visibility. A clever gift that any cyclist would enjoy.
9. Park Tool PZT-2
Here’s a gift that combines the love of cycling and pizza. It is made by Park Tool, a company which sells an excellent range of bike maintenance tools used by most mechanics.
10. My Time – Bradley Wiggins
Delve in to Bradley Wiggins life both on and off the bike, a timely gift especially as Bradley has just become the BBC’s sports personality of the year.
11. Cyclocross by Balint Hamvas
A photography book for fans of cyclocross.
12. Made in England: The Artisans Behind the Handbuilt Bicycle
Made in England is a book by frame builders, about frame builders. It takes a unique look at the world of bespoke frame building by showcasing the artisans in England who craft these bicycle frames.
I’m seeing more of these around London recently and it’s a great way to be visible from the side. It also looks rather cool when the wheels are spinning round!
14. Beto Track Pump Alloy Barrel With Gauge
An essential item that should be found inside any cyclists cupboard.
15. Monkey light
A rather funky addition for any bicycle!
16. Vespertine Reflective Cinch Belt
This belt designed and made in NYC is great for additional visibility.
17. Love and Bicycles Framed Print
A loved framed print by Claud & I. The website also has a road bike version.
18. Bolzano Pannier
A rather trendy pannier that can also be carried via the shoulder strap.
19. Cycling mantras t-shirt
A t-shirt with some of the typical thoughts that go through a riders head.
20. Knog Blinder 1
An impressive little USB chargeable bike light. It would be a good addition under any cyclists’ Christmas tree. Plus, it’s so waterproof you can drop it in a pint glass!
21. ContourROAM Waterproof HD Action Camera
The ContourROAM remains one of the best action cameras out there. It offers HD recording in a small package.
22. DHB Slice Backpack
A well thought out backpack by DHB, featuring great waterproofing and plenty of well positioned pockets. A great replacement for a backpack that is beginning to look worn!
23. Waterproof bag cover
It’s horrible when rain water gets in to your bag. Put an end to it with a waterproof bag cover.
24. Jeans for cycling
Swrve do excellent jeans that are specifically designed for cyclists. Thanks to their special cut and material, they are more comfortable for on the bike. Definitely a well thought out purchase for any good cycling friends!
25. Topeak Tribag
A great little bag that attaches to the bicycle handlebars. Perfect for storing mobile phone, keys and some cash.
26. Topeak Hexus II
It’s a great idea to carry a multitool around, and you can’t beat the Topeak Hexus II. It’s cleverly designed to take up minimum space, yet still packs in 16 very useful tools.
Tired of seeing your friends bike cluttering the hallway? The Cycloc is a great storage solution.
28. Vulpine Winter Cap
Vulpine sell this classic cycling cap that uses rain resistant and breathable fabric.
29. Sealskinz Thermal Liner Sock
If you friend is complaining of cold feet then the Sealskinz Thermal Liner Sock can be worn beneath normal socks for extra warmth.
30. Bicycles Thieves
An all time classic movie – great for when all that is on TV is reruns of TopGear!
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