Cycling gift ideas for all budgets

The word 'XMAS' is written out in fairy lights in the background. In front, a cyclist rides past in a blur
It's that time again!
With something for every budget, Cycling UK's Lauren Brooks looks at Christmas gifts for the cyclist in your life, whether that’s you, or a loved one

Gifts under £10

Rouleur coffee £8 (Cycling UK members get 10% off)

Ben Jenkins has worked in professional cycling for more than 10 years in a key support role and has combined his experience of cycling with his love of coffee to found The Grand Tour Coffee Company to create blends for the discerning coffee-loving cyclist.

Rouleur, one of the many blends available, has a rounded body, caramel sweetness balanced by earthy chocolate notes.

Gifts under £30

Z Lok Combo Twin Pack £34.99 (Cycling UK members get 20% off)

With a lightweight, adjustable zip-tie design, this three-digit combination lock (you get two in a pack) is small enough to fit in your jersey pocket, but offers dependable security for that mid-ride coffee stop or toilet break. They can also be used to keep your bike secure on roof racks or to attach luggage to your bike.

Gifts under £40

Betty Merino Neck Warmer £35 (unisex – also available in solid colourways)

Designed in Scotland and made in the UK from luxury-grade, cruelty-free merino wool, the Betty neck warmer is perfect for cycling, hiking, canoeing or simply walking to work. Knitted in one piece, with no seams to chafe, natural merino fibres wick moisture away from the skin, keeping the wearer fresh, dry and warm.

Perfect for travelling, this merino neck warmer is lightweight and easy to wear and is long enough to be comfortably pulled up over the mouth and nose. Available in a wide range of stripe and block colourways.

Gifts under £50

Cycling UK annual membership £48 (individual)

Cycling UK is offering a gift membership which includes discounts at top cycling retailers, a regular cycling magazine (the most popular in the UK), third-party liability insurance and much more.

To add to the Christmas cheer, we’re also giving away a gift of your choice: either a pair of Cycling UK Stolen Goat socks or a Blackburn 2-fer light. This is one of those gifts that will bring a sparkle to any Christmas day and is sustainable long after Christmas.

Gifts under £100

Kuoka bikepacking bag £54.99

Recently reviewed in the August/September edition of Cycle magazine, adventure writer Guy Kesteven described this as an affordable bag in eco-friendly fabric that bounces in the rough. The 14L tube rolls closed at both ends, and it’s ideal for carrying sleeping bags and jackets on multi-day adventures. Openings at both ends give easy access to your kit and allow you to balance the load across your handlebars.

Gifts under £150

Rapha trail pants £130 (women’s style also available, although in fewer colourways)

A pair of red technical cycling trousers

Made from an extremely durable double weave fabric with a lightly textured backer for comfort, finished with a water-repellent treatment for enhanced weather protection, these trail pants feature two secure side zip pockets for easy access to essentials when on the move, and two handwarmer pockets for use off the bike.

They are made with unrestricted freedom of movement in mind, and have reinforced knees for added durability, allowing them to be worn with or without knee pads.


More gift ideas 

Every year in Cycle magazine and on the Cycling UK website we test lots of different cycling products from bike tests to tools and small accessories. Cycling UK and Cycle magazine’s test promise is we are proudly independent. There’s no pressure to please advertisers as we’re funded by your membership. Our product reviews aren’t press releases; they’re written by experienced cyclists after thorough testing.