Ten of the best Christmas cycling gifts for kids

Christmas gifts for kids
Children up and down the country will soon be tearing open presents, hoping to find cycling goodies or even a new bike. We’ve pulled together 10 great gift ideas for cycling mad kids – from toddlers to teens

Peter Storm kids’ animal polar chute

£4, Blacks

Peter Storm animal neck warmer

Whether you call it a snood, a neck warmer or something else – this versatile piece of kit will keep your little one cosy on chillier rides. This is a lightweight design with one side fleece-lined and the other jersey material.​

Bike wheel LED lights

£7.99, Waterstones

Bike LED wheel lights

These fun lights are a great way to bring some colour to any bike ride. They come with seven flashing settings and attach easily to the tyre valve. A fun gift for someone who likes to stand out from the crowd.

Vitus Nippy Superlight balance bike

£35.99, Wiggle

Vitus Nippy Superlight balance bike

For many little ones, Christmas will mean the excitement of receiving their first ever bike. If you’re thinking of buying a balance bike, this popular model weighs just 1.9kg, so is perfect for smaller children who may not be able to manoeuvre a heavier bike. The adjustable handlebars and seatpost leave room for growth and plastic tyres mean no need to worry about punctures.

Personalised bike stickers

£7 for four, onscreengraphics on Etsy

Personalised name bike decals

A great way to personalise any bike. Produced by an independent business in Bedfordshire, these decals look great and come in 20 different colours. Simply choose your colour, add your text and away you go.

Cartoon character bicycle bells

£4-5, Halfords

Children's character bicycle bells

Introducing their favourite cartoon character into the mix is an instant winner for lots of children. These colourful bells are a reasonably priced accessory and easy to fit onto any bike’s handlebars.

Fox Youth Defend jersey

£40, Tiso

Fox Youth Defend mountain bike jersey

We love the look of this jersey for the young mountain biker in your life. As well as looking great, it’s suitable for the toughest use thanks to abrasion-resistant materials and will also keep the rider cool thanks to sweat-wicking fabric.

Deuter Energy top tube bag

£9.99, Wiggle

Deuter top tube bag

Being able to take along their own little snack stash can make going for a pedal more fun for kids of all ages (and adults for that matter!). Whether it’s to contain a few sweet treats or a small furry mascot, this neat little top tube bag fits the bill.

Lifeventure thermal mug

£11.99, Lifeventure

Lifeventure travel mugs

At this time of year, what’s better than pausing midway through a family ride for a steaming cup of hot chocolate? This mug is super sturdy and keeps drinks hot for six hours (and cold for 12). Comes in 22 funky colourways so there’s an option for all tastes.

Dhb kids bib shorts

£30, Wiggle

dhb kids cycling bib shorts

With sizes from 6-14 years, these well-reviewed shorts are ideal for a youngster who is perhaps getting into road cycling or starting to spend more time in the saddle. The foam pad is specifically designed for younger riders and the bib section is highly breathable to keep cool on warmer rides.

Whyte 802 Compact V3

£975, Whyte

Whyte 803 Compact V3 mountain bike

It can be tricky to find mountain bikes to fit riders aged 11-14, as they can fall between kids’ and adult frame sizes. This well-designed trail hardtail fared brilliantly in our recent bike test conducted by two 13-year-olds. It has unflappable handling, a good fork and masses of room for British mud or bigger tyres. This could be a great investment for a mountain bike mad teenager who’s ready for their first ‘grown up’ bike.