The best Christmas presents for cyclists

The important thing to understand about cyclists is that they usually need something for their bike and almost always some bicycle-related item they’re lusting over. You’ve simply got to figure out what that something is. Socks and water bottles are so last Christmas; instead, we’ve put together a couple of killer presents for cyclists that will knock last year’s socks right off!

Custom Bike Build

Spoil your cyclist with the bike of their dreams for a truly unique gift. There are several incredible locally-based frame and bicycle builders to choose from. We love Feather, a one-man band owned and run by ex-BMXer Ricky Feather. Specialising in lugged steel frames, Ricky has also been known to create some very special ultra-modern racing bikes with the latest tube shaping.

Enigma is another handmade, custom bike build company specialising in steel and titanium bicycle builds. Their factory is located in Sussex, nestled below the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park. You can take your pick between a fast road, all road, gravel or adventure bike and have the ability to customise it completely from the paintwork to the components.

Prices range from £4500 and up, depending on brand, components and more.  

Rocket Espresso Appartamento coffee machine

What goes together better than cyclists and coffee? Nothing. Why not spoil the cyclist in your life or yourself with a Rocket Espresso coffee machine? Having one of these at home will mean that you can always have a great coffee before and after a ride. Plus, you’ll be able to refine your latte art skills and show them off when your mates come over.

Buy now from Coffee Friend (£1,155)

Moloko European Cycling Trip

UK winters are long and hard, so why not treat someone to a European cycling trip to help beat the winter blues? Think sunny skies, warm weather, and exquisite destinations.  Our friends over at Moloko host the most incredible Euro cycling trips throughout the area. They’ve visited Spain, and Portugal, among other countries, and these trips feature beautiful routes, delicious food and an overall great time. Don't ride? You still tag along; imagine exploring quaint coastal towns and relaxing on pearly white beaches while your partner sweats it out up yet another strenuous mountain pass before heading out for dinner together at the end of the day. Sounds like a win-win to us.

Their next trip is to Tenerife in February and we can't think of a better way to beat the worst of winter than with a riding adventure to sunny Spain!

The price of trips varies depending on location and duration.

Lightweight Obermayer Eco Disc Wheelset

One of the lightest full carbon disc wheelsets weighing only 1,230 grams in total, this is a gift of dreams for any lycra-clad racing snake. Not only are the wheels tubeless compatible, making regular punctures a thing of the past, but they also feature an Active Foam Core that increases stiffness and reduces weight whilst also helping to dampen any vibrations, giving the rider a smoother ride. These are the wheels of any racer, aspiring racer or speed-conscious roadie’s dreams.

Price: £6,599.00 from Sigma Sports

Tacx NEO 3M Smart Trainer

Imagine having your partner at home, where you can find them all winter. If you’re tired of them saying they’re going for a quick ride, only to return 5 hours later, this is the gift you need to give them. The Tacx NEO 3M Smart Trainer is great for staying fit even when the weather isn’t good outside. You’ll definitely be in the good books if one of these turbo trainers lands up under the Christmas tree with your partner’s name on it this festive season.

Priced at £1749.99 from Garmin

Bicycle Insurance for Sundays

So maybe these other suggestions are out of your budget; they’re quite outrageous, and we honestly wouldn’t be surprised if they were. Bicycle insurance is a great, affordable, must-have gift for you to give the cyclist in your life this festive season. Sundays insurance covers bicycles against theft, accidental damage, travel, and more. By helping your loved one keep their loved one protected, you might just jump to the top of the favourites list.

Priced from £1.80pm*

You can take out a quick obligation-free quote here.

Whatever you end up getting that cycling-crazy partner, family member or friend this holiday, as long as it’s even remotely bicycle-related, we’re sure they’ll love it. And who knows, maybe you'll wake up on Christmas morning to a two-wheeled steed with your name on it under the tree, and next year, you’ll be that cyclist friend no one knows what to get for Christmas. A lot can happen in a year...

*Based on a bicycle value of £250, with £100 excess

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