Christmas gifts ideas for those who commute by bike

Potential presents for those who get around by bike

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This list is full of Christmas gift ideas for those who are committed to cycling to work, including plenty of gifts that will keep them pedalling through winter.


Here’s a roundup of some great gift ideas that are perfect for the commuter cyclist.

B’Twin 500 Waterproof Panniers

B'Twin pannier bag
Decathlon’s waterproof pannier bags are pleasingly inexpensive.

Ideal for carrying your everyday items, these B’Twin panniers from Decathlon will keep your possessions dry for considerably less than big name options.

They’ve got a loop for attaching a light should you want to increase your visibility plus their universal fastening mechanism can be replaced individually should it wear out.

  • £25 (sold individually)

Cube Travel SL

Cube Travel SL hybrid bike 2019
The practical yet fun Cube Travel SL is a commuting favourite here at BikeRadar.

The Travel SL from Cube is a fantastic commuter bike that ranks among our top-scoring hybrids. Straight out of the box it has quality full-length mudguards from SKS, dynamo-powered front and rear lights from Busch & Muller and a sturdy pannier rack.

The combination of Shimano’s excellent Alfine hub gear and a belt drive from Gates make for a quiet transmission with plenty of range that requires infrequent maintenance.

Its aluminium frame and fork aren’t the plushest, but do make for impressive efficiency and keep the overall weight down.

Abus Granit Xplus 540 D-lock

Abus D-lock
If you’ve got to rely on a D-lock then definitely make it a good one.

The Granit XPlus 540 from Abus is a D-lock for someone who really, really loves their bike.

Not only does the X-Plus 540 get a gold rating from security test house Sold Secure, but it also achieved seriously impressive results in BikeRadar‘s own extensive lock test, which saw our expert lock picker unable to compromise its state-of-the-art mechanism.

Even crooks equipped with serious tools will be forced to take their time thanks to its clever design.

It weighs less than 1.5kg, which is perfectly reasonable considering how much protection it offers.

  • £119.99 / $150

Muc-Off 8-in-1 bike cleaning kit

Muc-Off 8-in-1 bike cleaning kit
Buy your friend or family member this kit to help them give their bike a well deserved clean.

This kit from Muc-Off contains what’s needed to get a bike looking seriously good, hence why we think it makes a great gift.

There’s a litre of Muc-Off’s effective yet biodegradable cleaner and a soft sponge as well as several brushes for detailed cleaning. The brand’s post-wash Bike Spray is also in the kit and should help guarantee a lasting finish.

  • £40

Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multi-tool

Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multi-tool
We were massively impressed by the Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multi-tool.

A good-quality multi-tool is infinitely useful for any cyclist and we were impressed by the Topeak Mini 20 Pro.

It has a wide-ranging tool arsenal, including all popular Allen keys, as well as Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, a T25 Torx driver, a metal tyre lever, a chain tool, a variety of spoke wrenches and, of course, a bottle opener.

For more reasons why they’ll love this multi-tool, read our full Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multi-tool review.

  • £31.99 / $34.95 / €36.66 / AU$59.80

Gore C5 Gore-Tex gloves

Gore C5 Gore-Tex gloves
Decent gloves are a must for those who tackle the worst of winter.

A good set of winter gloves can be the difference between enjoying and enduring your commute, so here’s a pair that are really outstanding.

Gore-Tex’s excellent balance of weather protection and breathability mean these will keep your hands dry and comfortable during the worst of the weather.

  • £64.99 / $89.99 / AU$109.99