Best Christmas gifts for cyclists 2020

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists 2020

Looking for a stocking filler or a main gift for someone who is utterly bike obsessed? The good news is that there’s lots of cycling themed gifts out there which will make their day.

We’ve trawled through the virtual gift stalls to bring you a definitive list of the very best of bike related presents. The presents have been arranged in order of price; the longer you scroll the more it’ll cost!

With each product is a ‘Buy Now’ link. If you click on this then we may receive a small amount of money from the retailer when you purchase the item. This doesn’t affect the amount you pay.

Aeropress Go – £31.99

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

For the times when you stray too far from the café, the aeropress go is a more portable version of the highly popular original. Packing down to about the size smaller than a water bottle, there’ll be space for this (arguably) absolute necessity in just about any bikepacking setup or racing kitbag.

View deal: Aeropress Go at Amazon for £31.99

Rapha Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Tex Jacket – £220

Best Christmas gifts for cyclistsThis jacket from Rapha meets Gore and offers total waterproofing via Shakedry fabric, alongside ample breathability. Rapha has added some reflective details such as a white armband, too.

There is also a pullover option whic has a hood with an elasticated closure and a chest pocket for storage, for adventures off-road.

Read more about the design

View deal: Rapha Lightweight Gore-Tex men’s jacket and women’s jacket at Rapha from £220 

Nuasan Active Body Wipes – £13.50

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Whether you’re on an epic bikepacking adventure or at the other end of your commute, sometimes a shower simply isn’t an option. These Irish-made, 100% biodegradable, freshening wipes are perfect for keeping clean and smelling great—wherever you are!

View deal: Nuasan Active Body Wipes at Amazon for £13.50

Loffi Gloves 2.0 – £35

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Loffi Gloves are all about “spreading the glove”, or rather, sharing positive messages on the road – and we were really impressed with our last pair on test.

The gloves have since been redesigned, with an improved palm smiley and touchscreen compatibility.

Buy now: Loffi Gloves at Loffi for £35

Exposure Strada MK10 – £300

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Taking its name from the Italian for “road”, this light has a specific beam pattern to maximise its illuminating power, without dazzling on coming road users. This British brand has a reputation for reliable lights and their Strada front light really impressed when we had it on review, earning a full 10/10.

View deal: Exposure Strada MK10 at Wiggle for £300

View the range at Wiggle from £45

Granite Stash RCX Multi-Tool Kit – £49.99

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

The ‘Stash Multitool’ from Granite sits inside the steerer tube, so the rider you’re gifting will have an 8 piece multi-tool and spoke key ready to go should they need them. The set includes all the bits a cyclist is likely to need – a 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, T25 and flathead end.

Compatible with tapered and 1-1/8″ straight steer tubes with different low cap options, and finished in a fetching orange, the unit weighs a claimed 110g including the multitool.

View deal: Grantite Design Stash Multitool at Amazon for £49.99

GoPro Hero 9 Black – £379.99

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

The newest GoPro is ‘beyond next level’, according to the leading helmet camera brand. The smoothing has been turned up and the Hero 9 black has three levels of stabilization – on, high and boost – so you can pick the best option for what you do.

The body is waterproof up to 33ft (10m) and an intelligent photo mode adjusts images automatically whilst the GoPro App creates edits for you, too.

View deal: Go Pro Hero 9 black at Amazon for £379.99

Retro Style Messenger Bicycle Pannier Bag – £55

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Goodordering’s bags are designed to be transferred from bike to high street/office effortlessly, with enough zip pockets and compartments to please even the most organised hoarder.

This model can be used as a messenger bag or pannier, with hideaway clips. There’s reflective strips for additional visibility, and colour options range from green to navy blue and grey.

View deal: Retro Messenger Bag at Not on the High Street for £55

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

The motto every cyclist has ringing in their head when they press “stop” at the end of a ride…

View deal: Strave Mug at Amazon for £10.99

Primal socks – from £10

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Cyclists love good funky socks, and Primal has a pretty incredible selection, with something for everyone – from pandas to unicorns, and from stripes to geometric shapes.

View deal: Primal socks range at Wiggle from £9.50

RichMitch t-shirts – £19

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Not every rider can be King or Queen of the mountains – but your local cafe stop is fair game.

This is just one example of the work of Richard Mitchelson – or “RichMitch, fuelled by tea.” The artist produces a range of cool prints, many of which have been produced in t-shirt form.

The organic cotton t-shirts come in at £19 each, and there’s a wide range available including prints of our favourite pros like Lizzie Deignan and Greg LeMond.

View deal: RichMitch t-shirts at Bike Ninja from £19

Where there’s a Will, Emily Chappell – from £14.99

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

The story of 2016 Transcontinental winner, Emily Chappell; the former courier outlines her first steps into ultra endurance racing, the way markers en route to her first win, and the come-down that can follow on from such life changing journeys.

View deal: Where There’s A Will at Waterstones for £14.99

Muc off Wash, Protect and Lube kit – £13.95

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

A bike will look after its rider as long as the treatment is reciprocal. A kit like this one from Muc Off provides the lucky rider with everything needed to keep the bike in tip top condition (you can always supply it with a link to this video about how to clean your bike in just seven minutes).

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View deal: Muc off Wash, Protect and Lube kit at Amazon for £13.95

Target Velo build-your-own-bike – £24.75

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Surrey based Target Velo creates miniature bikes which come in kit form, so that the lucky recipient can spend a day building the model up.

The figurines – both road and mountain bike – come with moving wheels, cranks and chains – even the brake levers work and squeeze the calipers closed.

View deal: Build-Your-Own-Bike at Target Velo from £24.75

Target Velo also sell cycling themed photo frames and jewellery including necklaces, bracelets and cuff links so it is worth browsing their entire collection of cycling gifts.

Racing Bike Wheel Clock with brake disc – £75

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Make sure the cyclist in your life is never late for the club run with a clock inspired by their hobby.

There’s a choice between red, silver or black clock hands, for branding stickers on the rims or not, and whether to have a polished disc brake decoration in the centre.

View deal: Racing Bike Wheel Clock at Not on the High Street for £75

Castelli Perfetto ROS Light Gilet – £64.57

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

The great British weather means that conditions are always a bit mixed – so a gilet is a perfect addition to the cycling wardrobe. The Perfetto offers wind protection and water resistance, keeping the worst off without any risk of overheating.

We loved this garment, giving it 9/10 – so it comes highly recommended.

Read our full review of the Castelli Perfetto Vest

View deal: Men’s gilet at Wiggle from £78.00 or women’s gilet at Wiggle from £64.57

Camden X KPP Cycling Edition watch – £149

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Cyclist Kitty Pemberton-Platt ( has teamed up with the Camden Watch Company to create this beautiful leather strapped time keeper.

Don’t expect it to count miles or calories, but it does have a subtle spoke design and jersey style lettering.

Read our full review here

View deal: Camden X KPP at the Camden Watch Company for £149

Garmin Edge 520 Plus – £199.99

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Enjoy all the metrics provided with the previous 520 with this cycling computer: power, heart rate, elevation, speed and so on – plus improved navigation with the 520 plus.

The unit is loaded with Garmin Cycle Maps, and you can plan a route on the fly or ask it to reroute you should you go off course. Fitness monitoring, with FTP, V02 and recovery tracking is included too.

Read our full review here

View deal: Garmin Edge 520 Plus at Wiggle for £199.99

Cyclist bookends – £45

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

For book lovers, who already have an expansive collection of books that doesn’t really need adding to, this pair of bookends featuring racing cyclists can help keep their books in good order while looking great.

The bookends are made from sturdy metal and have a bronze colour painted finish.

View deal: Cycling Bookends at Not on the High Street for £45

Wahoo Kickr smart turbo trainer – £999

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

‘Best on Test’ in Cycling Weekly’s smart turbo trainer group test, the Wahoo Kickr weighs in at 22kg, can withstand up to 2,200 watts and replicate climbs as steep as 20 per cent.

We liked the ride feel and clean aesthetics of this unit most over other versions, and the set up is as easy as plug and play.

Read our full review here

View deal: Wahoo Kickr at Wiggle for £999.99

The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Performance and Pleasure – £15.60

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Written by Michelin-starred chef and leading sports nutritionalist Alan Murchison, this recipe book contains more than 70 easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals, designed for cyclists of all levels.

View deal: The Cycling Chef at Amazon for £15.60

Erstwhile 1000KM for Cancer Research t-shirt – €49.95

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

This cool Belgium brand have done a colab with the famous Belgian concert hall Ancienne Belgique (AB) to participate in ‘1000KM against cancer’.

To help raise funds, all profits from this t-shirt will go directly to cancer research charity ‘Kom op tegen Kanker’

View deal: Erstwhile 1000km at Erstwhile for €49.95

5 Rings Coffee – £8.59

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

What cyclist doesn’t like coffee? It is very much a part of our cycling culture, and so much so that three of GB’s Olympic champions – Philip Hindes, Owain Doull and Callum Skinner – have come together to “find that perfect cup of coffee” with their own brand, 5 Rings Coffee.

The coffee is sustainably sourced and they say their Loring “smokeless” roaster produces up to 80% fewer greenhouse gases in every roast, compared to conventional roasters. Single origin Costa Rican, Brazilian and Colombian options are available, as well as subscription packages from £14.99.

View deal: 5 Rings Coffee at Five Rings Coffee from £8.59

Omata One MPH or KPH cycling computer – $700

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

This unique, steampunk-esque cycling computer displays an analog presentation of your riding data, in either imperial (miles/feet) or metric (kilometres/metres) units.

It can connect with ANT+ sensors on power meters, heart rate monitors and cadence sensors, and displays data for speed, distance, ascent, time and battery level.

This is for those who want to free themselves from the barrage of data flashed up by our screens, but still want to keep track of some metrics.

View deal: Omata One MPH or KPH at Omata for $700

Print out and present gifts

Running out of time? All of these gifts will come with email certification that you can slot into an envelope on the day…

Cycling Weekly subscription – from £24.99 for 12 weeks

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

A Cycling Weekly subscription can provide a rider with news, fitness and training advice as well as insightful features and interviews, every single week.

You can set up a 12 week subscription to the print mag for as little as £28.99, or get an iPad/iPhone subscription for the same time period for £24.99.

Check out the Cycling Weekly magazine subscription options here

Strava subscription – £47.99 a year

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Strava is the cyclist’s social media platform – displaying rides and allowing riders to chase Strava segment success which is rewarded by Kudos from followers.

With Strava’s subscription pack, the tool moves from being a social ride sharing app and to a evaluation tool and training aid, with advanced analytics and personalised coaching. As well as safety features, personal heatmaps and route planning capability.

Buy it now at Strava for £47.99

British Cycling or CyclingUK membership – £22-£75

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Sign them up to British Cycling or Cycling UK

Memberships to British Cycling or Cycling UK carry a number of benefits for cyclists.

British Cycling Membership

British Cycling membership is available at a number of standards – from ‘Fan’ to ‘Race’.

Race license membership – compulsory for all UK racers – starts at £26 and increases to £78 with liability and legal insurance.

‘Ride membership’ (£43) and ‘Commute membership (£39) gets users legal and liability insurance when commuting or riding for leisure and the ‘Fan’ option (£25) unlocks a selection of discounts at major cycling retailers.

Check out the options here

Cycling UK’s Gift Membership

Cycling UK membership for an adult comes in at £4 a month and provides third party liability insurance cover with an indemnity limit of £10m, plus access to group rides, discounts, access to the Cycling UK ‘incident line’ – and you’ll be supporting the organisations missions.

Find out more and purchase a membership here

We’ll keep updating this page with new gifts

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