Last minute gift ideas for cyclists
Last minute gift ideas for cyclists
Lezyne Multi-Chain Pliers
£40 Find a stockist
This 61g bike chain multi tool incorporates a chain splitter, valve core remover, disc rotor aligner, bottle opener, and magnetic storage for two quick-links. The slim design means it’s easily portable on your ride for a variety of road or trailside repairs. Its versatility means it great for either your mountain biking, road cycling or gravel riding friends.
Puncture repair kit
£3 - £7 Halfords
No cyclist should go anywhere without their trusty puncture repair kit. For a new cyclist, the variety of patches or skabs, sealants and levers to choose from can be daunting. Give a friend piece of mind by getting them all the essentials they’ll need to repair a puncture on the roadside. And if they’re new to repairing a puncture then why not point them to our helpful video and written guides?
And don’t forget to download your discount voucher and show your Cycling UK membership card in store to get 10% off.
Endura waterproof gloves
During the winter months, there’s nothing worse than your ride being ruined by cold, wet hands. The Endura Strike II waterproof glove has waterproof and breathable membranes integrated into the layers of the glove, providing protection from the elements and keeping hands warm and dry. These gloves also come with a synthetic leather palm and integrated gel padding to prevent any hand discomfort out on those long rides.
Muc-Off bike cleaning kit – Christmas bundles
£14.99 - £125.99 Most bike shops and some supermarkets
Having braved the recent bad weather, your loved one’s bicycle may be in need of some tender loving care. The wide range of Muc-Off bundles are perfect for keeping your bike in tip-top condition. Whether you’re looking for a gift under £20 to teach kids about the importance of keeping their bikes clean, or you want to invest in a pressure washer specifically designed for bikes - there’s a Muc-Off bundle to suit every type of cyclist. And with Muc-Off widely available in most bike shops and some supermarkets you can even mix and match your own bundles.
Happy Bottom Bum Butter
Vegan friendly and locally produced vegan chamois balm / bum butter. Made from vegetable and nut extracts, this is a natural alternative to the familiar petrochemical-based alternatives. It contains clove oil which is great for pain relief and smells lovely. Happy Bottom Bum Butter has a natural antiseptic quality which can help prevent a bad ride experience from happening - or getting worse. Plus it’s female friendly so it’s gentle on your lady parts. Endorsed by pro cyclists and endurance athletes it's worth giving a go.
Pendleton bike bell
In the UK, bikes have to be sold with a bell fitted, but if the bell your loved one’s bike came with has broken or doesn’t quite go with their aesthetic, there are a huge range of options out there. And if you’re looking for a last-minute gift that you can pick up in any bike shop then a bell might be the way to go. Created in collaboration with Victoria Pendleton, the Pendleton Bike Bell available from Halfords has a definite vintage look and fits handlebars up to 22mm.
Support your independent bookshop by purchasing a cycling book through Hive. Hive donates between 10-25% of every online sale to a local independent bookshop of your choice, or if you don’t have time to wait for delivery of your chosen book, use Hive’s bookshop finder to search for shops near you and check their opening hours. We've highlighted our top books of the year to give you inspiration.
Are you tired of seeing your cycling friends crouching over their bike making repairs, or cursing as they struggle to adjust their gears while balancing the bike precariously against the fence? Why not treat them to a bike repair stand? There’s no need to spend a fortune to get a pretty decent stand that your friends’ backs will thank you for.
£10 - £40 Various
While many people might avoid buying socks for their loved ones at Christmas, trust us, a decent pair of cycling socks will be gratefully received by your cycling friends and family. From waterproof to warm merino wool we’ve tested a range of cycling socks to help you make your choice.
Cycling UK Christmas gift membership
Annual membership £24 (student), £30.50 (concessions), £48 (individual) Cycling UK
If none of the above tick all your Christmas gift boxes, then how about purchasing a Cycling UK gift membership? You can order right up to midnight on Christmas eve, and thanks to our downloadable certificate you won’t be stuck without a gift to give! In the new year we’ll send your recipient details of their membership along with an amazing gift of your choice. Choose between a Cycle of Good wallet or phone case, made from recycled inner tubes or a King Alfred's Way route guide.