Valentine's gifts for cyclists

Unsure what to get the cyclist in your life this Valentine's Day? Check out our top 7 picks

There's little not to love about a cyclist — they're endowed with exceptionally toned buttocks and they often have the most lusciously smooth legs on either side of the gender divide, but what do you buy them for Valentine's Day?

This week's edition of BikeRadar Bargains brings you plenty of gift ideas for the cyclist in your life in anticipation of tomorrow's heartfelt festivities.

So break out your most sensually scented embrocation and scroll on to see what we think are the seven key gift picks for this year's Valentine's Day...

Scimitar Love Hearts Jersey — £40 £19.99

Ahh... Love Hearts, the most romantic sweet there is
Ahh... Love Hearts, the most romantic sweet there is

Who could forget the sweaty tension of giving your playground crush a Love Hearts sweet? Had you been too forward ('Marry Me') or will you come across as cool and calculated ('Smooch me behind the bike sheds')? 

Now thanks to the wonder-canvas that is a cycling jersey, you can relive your primary school romances with this Love Hearts themed jersey from Scimitar.

Pink ODI Ruffian Lock-On grips  — £14.99 £13.49

Everyone knows that pink equals romance
Everyone knows that pink equals romance

Everybody knows that a sultry shade of pink equals romance, love and passion, so why not express your heavy-feels for the special one in your life by replacing their grips with one of these saucy salmon numbers from ODI.

Janapar: Love on a Bike book / DVD£5.79£15.99

Janapar, tears almost guaranteed
Janapar, tears almost guaranteed

Without giving too much away, we can assure you that Tom Allen's story of setting off on a worldwide cycle tour where he eventually finds love will tug at the heartstrings of even the hardiest cyclist.

This, and the the feature length film about the story, are well worth your time. 

Icebreaker Anatomica Arena men's boxers — £35 £28.07

Although merino may be odour resistant, don't take that as an excuse not to wash them
Although merino may be odour resistant, don't take that as an excuse not to wash them

There's obviously nothing sexier than sports underwear, but even the most adoring of lovers will likely turn their nose up at the sight of your worn out, smelly-Hellys. 

Why not refresh your smalls wardrobe with these soft and odour resistant boxers from Icebreaker this Valentine's Day?

Trust us, your significant other will thank you.

Dawes Discovery Twin 2016 tandem — £1,099.99 £769.99

A tandem is the ideal test for your relationship this Valentine's Day
A tandem is the ideal test for your relationship this Valentine's Day

Known affectionately by some as a 'divorce maker', the humble bicycle made for two is the perfect way to test your budding relationship this Valentine's Day. 

Icy glares and harsh exchanges by the top of the first hill? Perhaps it's either time to work on your riding form or reconsider.

Purchase at your own peril.

Hamax Zenith Universal Fit child bike seat — £79.99 £69.95

Maybe you'll need to invest in a kid's seat (or two?!) after this Valentine's Day
Maybe you'll need to invest in a kid's seat (or two?!) after this Valentine's Day

If you get really... uh, lucky this Valentine's Day, you may have to consider investing in some kiddy portaging kit. 

Hamax makes some of the best children's seats on the market and we like the look of this rack-mounted model, discounted to £70 at Rutland Cycling.

Muc-Off bike care essentials kit — £26 £18.64

Even if you're alone this Valentine's, at least your bike will be clean
Even if you're alone this Valentine's, at least your bike will be clean

If you're going to be alone this Valentine's, you can always give your one true love — your bike — the care and attention it deserves. 

So light up a WD40 scented candle, put on some sexy cycling music and get down to some passionate scrubbing and lubing — no pictures please.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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