It’s that time of year again, Christmas is coming around fast and none of us have even begun to think about what we want from Santa. Let alone what we’re going to be getting the other half, friends or children! And when we finally get round to deciding what sort of gift we’d like, we still have no idea where to start. Whether you’re a cyclist or not, choosing gifts can be a daunting task so to help settle your nerves we’ve compiled a list of ideas for you to buy your other half, with gifts from £10 to £500. Depending on how good she’s been this year!
The killer on any outfit. Shoes can be chosen to match the bike, but we’ve even heard of bikes being chosen to match the shoes! We’re torn between our favourites although the Specialized Torch have to be up at the top, alongside the Giant Liv Regalo at only £69.99!
Often covered through the winter months, when it comes to summer vibrant jerseys or a smart black option are a must have. Whilst the colour/style of the jersey is going to be down to personal preference – most road riders tend to opt for a much closer fit.
Not only can a new helmet save your life, but it can really help you look the part out on the road. Available in all kinds of colours, shapes & sizes – often we go for a colour scheme on the more modest side. Available for under £100, Giro, Specialized & Liv have a great range.
View Ladies Specific Helmets.
These can be a great little item to make up numbers under the tree or at the bottom of a stocking. Socks go a long way in cycling, they make or break an outfit. A great pair of socks in summer catch the eye of fellow riders & keep you on top of your game. In winter they can be the difference between heading home early & feeling comfortable for the duration.
For winter Sealskinz have your back with the Road Waterproof Sock, a slightly heavier price tag at £33.29 but certainly worth the investment.
Lights can be a real game changer when it comes to Christmas presents. Available to pick up from £6 up to lights that are almost more powerful than car headlights.
You can view our full range of lighting here.
A cycle computer can completely transform a ride – giving you routes, data and all kinds of gadgets that you can’t find anywhere else. Most will easily connect with heart rate monitors, power meters or phones. Our favourite is the new Garmin Edge 820 – available now for 20% off!
A new must have in the performance cycling world – both coaches & athletes alike are making power a go to for training. Quantifying power will change the way you work out and measure if training is working. Available in a variety of different options – you can see our range here.
The social media app for cycling is now available for free on your smartphone or on any web browser. You can create an account & get started for nothing.
The premium subscription offers a service full of features that we use daily. From heart rate analysis to the route builder – it’s a fantastic way to keep at the forefront of your cycling game.
Available from £4 a month or £44.99 a year, it’s certainly at the cheap end of the scale.
Rollers/A Turbo Trainer.
Keeping inside for the winter will reduce the risk of crashing & keep the frozen fingers to a minimum. Rollers encourage a much smoother, road like feel to the ride – although can be quite tricky to use. Whereas the turbo trainer allows you to remain completely static and farm all the watts you need.
Whilst also stocking a full range of rollers, our favourite at the at only £179.99.
Invaluable for fixing up little problems with the bike here & there. A tool set is one of the best companions all year round. Whilst you don’t have to buy the Park Tool Master Mechanic set at £5,999.99, a toolbox or set will often grow through the years so a basic one will do to start. Maybe even try something tiny like the ParkTool Essential Tool Kit at only £17.99.
No matter what cycling related presents you’re after for Christmas end up with this Christmas, the friendly staff at Cyclestore are here to help. You can call or email the sales team with any queries & we wish you all the best for your festive period.