Christmas 2014 - Gift Ideas for Cyclists

This is a bit late in production, but with just a week to go until Christmas there is still time to get a great gift.

I tag up a lot of product reviews as 'Gift Ideas', but in this post I've picked a few of my favourites; a select number of products that I think would make super presents for a cyclist.

[Note: I haven't picked any nutrition products or cycle clothing, but if there is something you know your lucky recipient is looking for, then these could clearly also make great gifts! I've reviewed some fantastic pieces and products in 2014, view them HERE]

For the Book Worm:
'Land of Second Chances' by Tim Lewis

Land Of Second Chances' gives a detailed and eye opening account of not just Rwanda's rise in professional cycling, but also that of many other African teams and individuals. Africa is becoming an interesting and potentially great power in pro cycling, and a source of riders that are from an incredibly different context than most current Grand Tour riders. This book tells without doubt one of the most interesting and inspirational biographies of a cyclist that I have read to date.

Read the full review HERE

For the Casual Cyclist:
SUNDRiED SD Autumn Hoody 

We all need something casual to relax in this winter, and the SUNDRiED SD Autumn Hoody is a great bit of well made casual kit. Tailored to fit the athletic cyclist or triathlete, it's a fantastic winter warmer

Read the full review HERE

For the Gadget Lover:
Mio Alpha Watch or Mio Link

The Mio products use clever optical sensors to monitor your heart rate at the wrist - gone are the days of needing a chest strap. These will pair with your smartphone or ANT+ device, providing a neat new way to measure how hard you're working.

Read the full review HERE

For the Accessories Guy:
Bellroy Elements Pocket Wallet

Bellroy make some superb products, and the Elements Pocket Wallet quickly won me over. It is very compact, yet will swallow an incredible number of cards and cash, and keep it all safe inside a water-resistant leather pouch. I use mine every day.

Read the full review HERE

For the Sock Guy:
Sock Guy Socks

Everyone gets socks for Christmas, right?! So, they may as well be cycling socks. These colourful and well made options from Sock Guy add a touch of cool to any kit. "I'm With Awesome".

For the Racing Cyclist:
Secret Training Personal Care Kit

Preparing for a race and cleaning up afterwards is a lot easier with this little kit. Hygiene wipes, warm up cream, lip balm and a whole lot more. All packed up in a very neat little bag. This would be a super gift.

For the Big Gift Giver:
Garmin 510 GPS Computer

This is one bit of kit that I would never be without. The Garmin 510 is my favourite GPS computer without a shadow of a doubt. Compact, accurate and with a long battery life. Any cyclist would enjoy using one. 

For the Training Camp Cyclist:
Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 Bike Bag

Lucky enough to be heading off to the sun sometime soon? Or know someone that does? The Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 is one of the most popular bike bags with the pros, and is incredibly easy and safe to use.

For the Jersey Pocket:
Lezyne Phone Wallet

Your phone can take a battering in your jersey pocket. Protect it from the elements and knocks and bumps with this well made little wallet from Lezyne.

For the Traveller/Commuter:
Thule Enroute Escort Rucksack

Whether you're jetting off with your hand luggage or you're heading into the office on your daily commute, the Thule Enroute Escort is a incredibly well made pack for the job. There is a sleeve for a laptop and an iPad, as well as a neat hard case section for your sunglasses. Superb.

For the UK Cyclist:
Wet Weather Riding Accessories

I'm not going to link to one specific clothing product here, because I've reviewed so many good ones this year. However, if the cyclist you know is not lucky enough to be flying off somewhere warm, then these wet weather accessories will be well received.

For the Stocking Filler:
Sportique Care Products

Finally, everyone needs little things to put in the stockings; Sportique care products seem to be mutually loved by male and female cyclists, as well as non-cyclists. Without a doubt, some of the best care products on the market

Have a great Christmas!


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