Christmas gifts for road cyclists
By Cycling Plus & BikeRadar | Friday, November 23, 2012 9.30am
It's that time of year again, when you'll be searching high and low for that perfect present for the road cyclist in your life. Here, we've gathered together a selection of ideas that won't break the bank, making them perfect last minute gifts or stocking fillers.
Whether you know a keen bike mechanics or are just after some casual clothing, there's something for everyone.
Handmade Cyclist 'Nicknames of the Peloton' print
£19.00 / US$31.08
Just one of the many designs created by Handmade Cyclist. Or why not get a customised version for £38?
Brooks Trouser Strap
£14.99 / US$23.86
This spring loaded leather band wraps comfortably around your trouser leg to keep them clear of your chainring. Finished in Brooks quality leather, it's available in 10 different colours.
From: Brooks / Extra UK
Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair
£24.99 / US$24.95
Updated edition of the bike fixer’s bible, which covers all the roadside repairs and home maintenance tips you'll ever need.
From: Park Tool / Madison
£19.98 / US$31.88
No Christmas is complete with a bobbly beanie, and this one is both warm and stylish, keeping your head warm off the bike while showing off your cycling credentials.
World Bicycle Relief bike
£84 / US$134
For those who prefer charitable gifts, give a bike to someone who really needs it – it’ll change their life forever.
From: World Bicycle Relief
Pong Rugged iPhone case
£63.99 / US$79.99
This tough polycarbonate chassis can protect your phone from a claimed 8ft drop onto concrete, and boost signal and reduce cellular radiation.
Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Short Sleeve Cycling Shirt
£65 / US$104
Embrace mod chic with a slim-fit shirt from Fred Perry. Designed in collaboration with Bradley Wiggins himself, these tops are 100 percent cotton.
From: Fred Perry
Rough Ride Guide Bike Trumps set
£4.49 / US$7.16
Top trumps for bike geeks, this set includes 36 cards with everything from a unicycle to a McLaren Venge.
From: Rough Ride Guide
Cycling Souvenirs Mug
£7.99 / US$12.94
Part of a charming range of mugs to celebrate Europe's finest road climbs, with six classic ascents to choose from.
From: Cycling Souvenirs
For more Christmas cycling essentials, look out for issue 270 of Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio from 11 December 2012.
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