It’s time to start thinking about what to buy your significant other and time to start drafting your letter for Santa. Join us as we take a look at some excellent and (relatively) inexpensive Christmas gifts for cyclists.
If you or your partner or family are into cycling, it’s inconceivable that there won’t be a cycling book that appeals. There are just so many available. Do you want to read about your hero? Do you want to read about hills? Do you want to read about the history of a particular race? Or do you want to read about the dark side of the sport? There’s something for everyone. Here are a few suggestions:
Bradley Wiggins – My Time
Whatever you think about Bradley Wiggins, he’s certainly an interesting character. Find out more about what makes him tick and how he’s been so successful in his autobiography.
David Millar – Racing Through the Dark
This is a very interesting book that is an exposé into the murky world of doping in the peloton. And of David Millar battling his daemons and racing clean.
100 Greatest Cycling Climbs
Need some inspiration for your next ride? Why not take in one of the UK’s toughest climbs?
There’s something about a matching pair of water bottles which is very appealing.
Sure, you can get a cheap nutrition branded bottle, perhaps even free with some of their products but it’s just not as athletically pleasing. There’s whole world of interesting and custom designed bidons, so why go bland?
They also make a great stocking filler.
Stay safe and stay stylish with this hiviz pink bottle from Rapha.
We all ride to eat, right? No? Just us? Oh well, show your appreciation of food anyway with this DJ Clever Donuts bottle.
Caps, almost as cool as bottles, actually probably more so. They keep you sun-shaded in summer and slighter warmer in winter. A cap under a helmet or stashed away for emergencies is a cyclists best friend.
Ten Speed Hero Sunshine Cap
Prey to the gods of sunshine, with this summery Ten Speed Hero Sunshine Cap.
This is Cambridge Panache Grimpeur Cap
Display your passion for hills with the TiC Panache Grimpeur Cap.
Vulpine Winter Storm Cap
The Vulpine Winter Storm Cap is a joy to wear thanks to it’s waterproofness and integrated earwarmers. Perfect for those cold and wet winter rides.
A good pair of socks will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. It’s also proven that it’s not possible to have too many pairs (or at least, we think it should be).
Vupline Merino Polka Dot Socks
Stay warm and stylish with these long merino polka dot socks.
Rapha Pro Team Socks
If you’ve bought the bottle above, why not continue the safety theme with these hiviz pro team socks?
Tenspeed Hero La Girafe Sportive Socks
Keep it stylish with these bright socks from Tenspeed Hero.
More Christmas Gifts…
Or how about this festive Christmas jersey? Admittedly it might have a limited shelf life…
Another staple item for cyclists are energy bars and nutritional products. At Cowbell we love anything peanut butter based:
That’s it until next time, when we take a look at luxurious Christmas gifts.
What do you want for Christmas?