Top 10 stocking filler gifts for bike commuters

A female cyclist is riding a hybrid bike at night. It has a front basket and rear rack and there are loads of coloured lights all over it. She is wearing jeans, a gold jacket and a festive hat
Light up the life of a cycle commuter this Christmas with these stocking fillers
If you’re looking for stocking fillers for cycle commuters, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our list of our favourite gifts to keep you or the cyclist in your life cycling to work throughout winter and beyond

There are many good reasons to cycle to work. It keeps you fit and it’s good for the environment. It’s also often quicker and cheaper than the alternatives. Our covetable compilation of gifts will brighten any commute this Christmas.

1 Hydro Flask

Cotswold Outdoor £29

Whether it’s a too early start to catch that train, or because it’s the depths of winter and you’ve lost all feeling in your hands, a warming drink post-dismount is always welcome.

The perfectly sized 12oz Hydro Flask doesn’t take up too much space or weight but is big enough to carry the all-important caffeine boost or hot drink of choice.

Available in a choice of colours and robustly built, this is a great option for someone committed to the commuter ride. 

2 Betty Merino Fine Stripe Neck Warmer 


A practical luxury that can be styled to every taste. These UK-made merino wool neck warmers from female-led ethical outfit FINDRA are a Cycling UK staff favourite. 

We love the versatility of these – keep your neck warm while cycling but also while out and about. We’re certain it’ll become an essential item for anyone you give one to!

neck warmer for commuters

3 Stolen Goat x Cycling UK kit

Stolen Goat £45-£149

It’s worth splashing out a little for this special collaboration with Stolen Goat. Cycling UK members helped choose the designs, and Stolen Goat brought them to life with a full collection of jerseys, jackets, gilets and more.

With some items currently on sale, snap up a bargain and surprise the cyclist in your life with some high-quality gear to wear on the daily ride.

4 Cycling UK membership

Cycling UK £40 with discount

Amplify the voice speaking up for all who cycle and give the gift that keeps giving when you sign someone up to our Cycling UK membership this Christmas – providing them with year-round benefits.

They’ll receive a year’s worth of insurance, exclusive discounts, and resources. And it can get better, because right now, we’re offering 20% off Christmas memberships.

5 Proviz reflective gear

Proviz various

Research suggests that retroreflective accessories designed to make cyclists more conspicuous in the dark do help. Take a look at some of these stand-out products from Proviz.

The highly reflective backpack cover (£23.99) is the perfect gift for those gloomier months, and we love the reflective helmet cover (£15.99) or reflective overshoes (£24). Anything that moves when you pedal is especially effective to increase cyclists’ visibility, so the shoes could be a particularly good shout.

Two people are sitting astride their road bikes, while wearing Cycling UK-branded kit from Stolen Goat
Look stylish on your commute with Stolen Goat x Cycling UK kit

6 The PoKit DayPack

KitBrix £39.90

The search for the best cycling commuter backpack is over! Our vote goes to KitBrix’s PoKit DayPack. Its 25-litre capacity means it can fit all those essentials for the day, including space for a laptop up to 15 inches. Most importantly, it’s extremely weatherproof, with a double-lined waterproof exterior and an easy-to-clean inner.

If you’re keen on an eco-friendly option, this ticks that box too, as the honeycomb material is made from 100% recycled plastic. With fantastic flexibility and functionality, it’s not only the perfect bag for those drizzle-filled rides, it makes a great bag for the weekend, too.

7 Waterproof Removable City Bike Cuffs

Decathlon £24.99

We wish the morning commute could always be blessed with mild temperatures, a clear sky and no traffic, but sadly, we aren’t magicians. Commuting by bike in the UK means being prepared for all weathers, and these waterproof handlebar mitts are the perfect answer.

These cuffs make a great alternative to winter cycling gloves. They attach securely to the handlebars, which means if you have to pull off the path or road for a moment and need to use your hands, there’s no delay in wrestling gloves off to access your pockets.

They’re toasty warm and defend against the rushing wind, as well as being waterproof to protect cold hands from road spray or pouring rain. When the weather starts to warm up, they’re easily removable to pack away for the summer.

8 Lezyne Zecto Drive 250 Lights

Evans Cycles £19

You can never have too many lights! Especially for a cycle commute on roads or after dark. Increase visibility and help illuminate the way with these Lezyne Zecto lights. Affordable, yet powerful with 250 lumens, and available for both front and rear, they’re a must-have for anyone cycling on roads in the winter.

Their versatile mounting options make them easy to attach, enhancing safety during the commute. Plus, with multiple light modes and a long battery life, these lights are reliable companions, making night-time rides worry free.

A blue rucksack with the KitBrix logo in white and the carry bag it folds down into
The light-weight PoKit DayPack from KitBrix is roomy enough for all your commuter needs

9 Muc-Off Air Tag Holder

Muc-Off £30

Whether locking it up at the station, or outside the office, bicycle security is essential when commuting by bike. A good quality lock is the first step, but why not give the gift of reassurance by popping Muc-Off’s discreet Air Tag holder into the stocking of your favourite cyclist?

Attaching an Air Tag means they can check on their bike’s location from the safety of the office, or if the worst does happen, they’ve got a chance to track its location. It is by no means fool-proof, but it does add an extra layer of security.

10 Chain Cleaning Kit

Halfords £18.99

Spending a lot of time on roads is part and parcel of commuting to work by bike, but that also means a build-up of dirt, especially when you factor in the typical UK weather.

By gifting the avid cyclist in your life this chain cleaning kit, they can easily remove dirt and grime from their chain, ensuring a smoother and quieter ride. If their bike is performing at its best, it’ll make the daily commute a more enjoyable experience. It may not be the most exciting present, but no one would argue with making cleaning their bike easier.

As an extra bonus, Cycling UK members receive discounts at many of the retailers above, including Halfords, Muc-Off, Stolen Goat, KitBrix and Cotswold Outdoor. Check out all your membership benefits.

A close-up of a dirty bike chain and two hands holding it
Keep your chain clean this winter with a Chain Cleaning Kit from Halfords

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