Gift Ideas for Adventure Cyclists 2021

Christmas Gift Ideas for Adventure Cyclists 2021
Cyclists can be difficult people to choose birthday and Christmas gifts for, but I hope that this selection of products will offer some new and interesting options to fill stockings, put under the Christmas tree, or wrap up as a birthday gift for a two-wheeled fanatic in your family or friend group.

From bar tape to body lotion, and hip bags to hand torches; there is sure to be something in this gift list that would be a good present for the cyclist you know and love.




Marvellous Maps Great Britain Adventure Map

I love maps, and I love adventure. This Great Britain Adventure Map was always set to be a superb Christmas gift idea in my opinion. It did not disappoint when it arrived; with incredibly detailed coverage of the best adventure possibilities that the UK has to offer.

From ideas about hiking trips, to beaches, historic highlights, sea kayaking destinations, bicycle touring routes, and long-distance driving routes; there is sure to be something that tickles your fancy and inspires your next adventure. I have spent hours poring over it, and each time I find another highlight that I add to my bucket list of places to explore on UK soil. Quite simply a brilliant gift for any outdoor enthusiast.

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Marvellous Maps Great Britain Adventure Map





Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion

For those that have read my blog post 'Skincare Products for Cyclists', you will know that the range from the Weleda brand is my preferred choice for keeping my body in top shape and helping it to recover from the rigours of outdoor exercise.

The Weleda Skin Food collection is a particular favourite of mine, and you will often find the compact tube of Skin Food tucked into my pocket to help deal with windburn on my cheeks or hands, or the Skin Food Body Butter and Skin Food Lip Balm for tired limbs and lips.

The new Skin Food Body Lotion has the same beautiful scent and incredibly effective Skin Food formulae, in an easily absorbed and nourishing lotion. Perfect for dried out hands and legs after a tough winter bike ride.

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Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion





Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 16oz Coffee Flask with Café Cap

The Klean Kanteen TKWide 16oz Coffee Flask is one of the best insulated vacuum flasks I have used. It is small enough that it will fit inside most bicycle bottle cages (some manipulation of metal cages may be required), and secure enough that it will hold its contents without sloshing it out as you ride.

The flask will keep hot drinks hot for up to 14 hours, and the leakproof Café Cap is nice to drink from and features an easy-carry swivel loop. The wide mouth top is also ideal to be able to reach inside and thoroughly clean out the interior.

A smart, practical and effective way to take a warming brew with you on your adventure rides.

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Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 16oz Coffee Flask with Café Cap





Island Roasted Single Origin Coffee

The taste of adventure. To go with your coffee flask, and fill it with a great tasting and regenerative brew, order yourself some Island Roasted coffee beans.

Sourced from single origin farms around the world, Island Roasted coffee beans are hand roasted on the Isle of Wight and can be ordered on a postal subscription service to any UK mainland location. Diverse in flavour and a truly inspirational local business; Island Roasted always makes for a brilliant brew, whether out in the wild or at wrapped up at home.

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Island Roasted Coffee





Princeton Tec Amp 1L LED 100 Lumen Waterproof Hand Torch

The tiny Princeton Tec Amp 1L hand torch packs an impressive 100 lumen LED spot beam. It is waterproof to 100 metres and features a large carabiner loop for easy attachment.

The little waterproof handheld LED torch runs on 2 x AAA batteries—so it can always be at the ready. It weighs just 57 grams with batteries installed, which means it is never a burden to carry either. When you are done exploring, the Amp 1L continues to come in handy thanks to its built-in bottle opener. Cheers!

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Princeton Tec Amp 1L LED 100 Lumen Waterproof Hand Torch





Leatherman Micra Key Chain Multi-Tool

The Leatherman Micra features on my bundle of keys for a very good reason; it gives me a knife, tweezers, file, spring-action scissors, a bottle opener, screwdrivers, and even a ruler, all in a tiny 51 gram package.

With its ten useful tools and the usual superb Leatherman build quality, the Leatherman Micra is the lightest Leatherman on the market, but packs a big punch in terms of its usefulness and design. It is the perfect gift for an outdoor enthusiast.

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Leatherman Micra Key Chain Multi-Tool






Lezyne Ratchet Drive Tool

Continuing the theme of pocket-sized tools, the Lezyne Ratchet Drive is a durable and compact chrome plated ratchet tool, specifically designed for bicycles. The fine-toothed reversible direction ratchet handle has a fixed opening on one end and has a tool bit selection optimised for road, gravel and mountain bike use.

With a selection of super hard chrome vanadium tool bits, such as hex keys, torx keys and screwdrivers; this robust little ratchet set will allow you to tighten and loosen even the most difficult to reach bolts on your bike. It comes in a neat little compact softshell carry case for safe storage.

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Lezyne Pro Ratchet Drive Multi-tool





Lezyne Pocket Drive Pro Mini Pump

To complete the trio of pocket size tools, the Lezyne Pocket Drive Pro is an amazingly compact and lightweight bike hand pump, which is surprisingly efficient for its size.

Constructed from durable CNC machined aluminium, with a lightly knurled barrel for slip resistant operation, the Lezyne Pocket Drive Pro is an incredible performer for its size. The hose also includes an integrated valve core tool—handy for tubeless riders, and the little pump is completely rebuildable for continued use at the highest performance level. A true pocket-sized pump to get you out of all those deflating situations...

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Lezyne Pocket Drive Pro Mini Pump





Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL Front Bicycle Light

This beautifully machined bike light from Lezyne is a powerful multi-purpose rechargeable LED bike light that will pump out 1000 lumens on its 'Overdrive Race' function and 'Daytime Flash' modes.

Made from machined aluminium, the Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL is a lightweight but robust front light, with eight output modes and optimised light dispersion through innovative lens technology. It will last for up to 87 hours on the most efficient run mode, and its simple strap mounting design makes it quick and easy to switch between bikes and take off for charging via the micro-USB cable.

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Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL Front Bicycle Light





Kinesis 4 Seasons Reflective Bar Tape

To add a bit of sparkle and added comfort to your road or gravel bike, consider fitting some Kinesis 4 Seasons Reflective Bar Tape. This bar tape might look like standard black grippy bar tape at first glance, but shine a touch on it at night-time and it shines like a beacon. It gives excellent grip and comfort in all weather conditions, and a shockproof layer in the bar tape protects your wrists from harsh road surfaces.

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Kinesis 4 Seasons Reflective Bar Tape





Race Face Stash 3L Hip Pack

I have converted to using a hip pack rather than a shouldered bag hydration pack for mountain biking and longer gravel rides as it leaves your back clearer and improves breathability through the back of your jersey. The Race Face Stash 3L Hip Pack is a great example: you can easily pack 1.5 litres of water in the supplied bladder, as well as nutrition, tools, spare tubes and other small ride essentials.

The Race Face Stash 3L bag features a main pocket that folds out to make a tool bench for trailside repairs, and a padded water-resistant phone pocket close to your back. The stretchy elasticated waist band needs to be cinched up tight to keep the bag in place, but it is secure and stable when worn correctly.

Clever pocketing, and the usual high quality build of Race Face products makes the Stash 3L Hip Pack a versatile and durable pack for off-road adventures.

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Race Face Stash 3L Hip Pack





Huck Frame Strap and Free Waterproof Pouch

If you would prefer to ride pack-less, or you have extra kit to carry on bikepacking adventures and gravel rides, then the Huck Frame Strap is the perfect solution. This webbing strap allows you to mount tubes, tools and other accessories safely and securely onto your bike's frame; supplying extra storage and allowing you to potentially ride without a pack. At the time of writing, you also get a free waterproof pouch to house your accessories in, great for wet winter weather!

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Huck Frame Strap





Muc-Off 8-in-1 Bicycle Cleaning Kit

Have a read of my 'Ultimate Bike Cleaning Routine' and you will know I have used Muc-Off cleaning products for many years. This 8-in-1 Cleaning Kit holds everything you need to get your bike shining again after a mucky winter ride; the one additional thing I would add is some Muc-Off Chain Degreaser.

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Muc-Off 8-in-1 Bicycle Cleaning Kit





Muc-Off Indoor Training Cleaning Kit

Just because you can hide inside from the elements on your turbo trainer, it doesn't mean you can hide from your bicycle maintenance. The Muc-Off Indoor Training Cleaning Kit supplies those care and cleaning products you need to keep you comfortable and keep your bike clean and running smoothly on the indoor trainer, including chamois cream, anti-bacterial cleaner, sweat protection and dry chain lube.

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Muc-Off Indoor Training Cleaning Kit





GripGrab Socks

Everyone gets socks for Christmas, but let's make sure they get good ones… the GripGrab range of cycling socks are the best I have used. Whether you want Merino Wool Winter Socks, the stylish Original Stripes Crew Socks, or the seamless comfort of the Lightweight SL Summer Socks; there is a sock for every weather condition, every colour of kit, and every style preference.

>> Shop the GripGrab sock range at GripGrab.com

GripGrab Tim Wiggins



I hope that this selection of products supplies you with some great Christmas or birthday gift ideas for adventure cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts.

Happy Riding and Adventuring

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