If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your favourite cyclist, then here’s a list of gift ideas that should have you covered.
Some of these you can buy online through the links below, and some may require a quick click or call to a local vendor, but all are sure to delight the cycling enthusiast in your life.
A RYDBOX subscription
RYDBOX is a monthly subscription box for cycling enthusiasts, and each box contains at least five cycling-specific items ranging from nutritional supplies and clothing to accessories and unique items.
This year RYDBOX is offering a one-off Christmas gift box which costs £60 (plus postage) and contains a total value of over £110. It includes a selection of Veloforte nutrition bars, ASSOS arm warmers and other accessories, as well as a gift-voucher for Muc-Off and a few more goodies as well.
The box is available for shipping in the UK and Europe.
A Buffalo Bike — for someone else!
What better gift can you give a cyclist than a bicycle? Of course, while it’s impossible to have too many, you may find buying a Buffalo Bike a bit more appealing. That’s because by doing so, you make a donation to World Bicycle Relief in your cycling friend’s name, and the bike in question is donated to someone in need.
For a one-off donation (though you can choose to be a regular subscriber), World Bicycle Relief delivers its near-indestructible Buffalo bikes to people such as healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa.
£95 / $147 / €134 / AU$195
Everyone needs a goal, and while we can’t all race the Tour de France, there are tons of events that will push you to your limit all with a smile on your face.
- Prices vary
Massage gift certificate
Besides raw natural talent, countless hours refining their fitness and a truly focused approach, there’s only one other thing pro cyclists all get above us mere mortals: regular massages.
Show the cyclist in your life that you care about their Strava times and treat them to a sports massage. This gift is great because you can decide the budget — and no matter how tight you want to be, it’ll help them not to be.
- Price: However much you’d like
Coffee Collective subscription
Cycling and coffee go hand in hand, but what do you buy the coffee enthusiast who already has an AeroPress, French Press, Chemex, Moka Pot and Coffee Cone? Try an endless (or limited) supply of coffee from the Coffee Collective.
The Danish company sources high quality Direct Trade coffee from around the world and offers a choice of subscription options, with free worldwide shipping.
- Fortnightly: $29.79
- Monthly: $43.85
Reflective knitwear — Glow and See
Glow and See produces beautifully handcrafted reflective knitwear, providing a fashionable solution to keeping warm and staying seen. Constructed using a special kind of wool that features 15 percent glassfibre, it’s regular knitwear by day, and safety gear by night.
Glow’s snoods, beanies and fingerless gloves are handmade by disadvantaged women in East London, and the sales provide them with a source of income that empowers them and work that fits around their lives.
- Prices range from £54–65 / $69–84 / €61–74 / AU$98–119
Wine bottle holder, Temple Cycles
If they like wine and they like cycling, then they’re going to love this handmade leather bike wine rack. Perfect for taking a bottle of vino to enjoy after a long ride. It attaches easily to most bike frames with antique brass fasteners, while hidden clamps hold the bottle securely in place.
- £46 / $59.38 / €52.04
An art print from Loopie
If their Strava account is their most valuable possession (excluding their bike, of course), give them the gift of art created directly from their GPS data.
Loopie’s beautiful and unique prints allow them to relive their best rides and display them for the whole household to admire. Plus, if you have no idea what Strava is, or you’re unsure which ride they’d like to memorialise, then Loopie offers gift cards as well.
- Prices vary.
Science in Sport Cycling Bundle
If all else fails, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a selection box, so here’s one with a difference. Keep the cyclist in your life from passing out with the gift of nutrition, and this selection of energy gels, protein bars, electrolyte drinks, caffeine shots and recovery drinks.
They’re easily digestible and will help them ride for longer. What more could they ask for?
- £54.99 / $84.24 / €69.99 / AU$119.34