Gift Guide 2018
Velominati: The Rules - The Way of the Cycling Disciple Book
Whether they’re a disciple and live their cycling life according to a strict set of rules, or are more of a free spirit, every cyclist should give Velominati: The Rules - The Way of the Cycling Disciple Book a read. It’s entirely up to them whether to take on board the advice within or not, however, this tongue-in-cheek paperback will provide plenty of entertainment.
The layout and order of rules are random, so they can dip in and out whenever advice is needed on how to look and behave on the bike. Note: Devotion to The Rules may result in your cycling buddy quoting them at you in everyday, non-cycling situations and using them as justification for buying more bikes and more kit. You have been warned...
Wolf Tooth Components Bottle Opener With Rotor Truing Slot
Crack open the beers and true your brake rotor, with this quirky, yet practical Wolf Tooth Components Tool. Featuring a bottle opener on one end and a rotor truing slot on the other, this tool has a tough aluminium construction and is perfect for riders with disc-equipped bikes, and those who enjoy a drink. We don’t recommend using both ends of the tool at the same time, however.
Paul Smith Stripe Socks
Who doesn’t love, or expect, a pair of socks as a gift? The right pair can complete your ride kit perfectly, and, as you’d expect from top fashion designer Paul Smith, these socks are stylish and comfortable. The longer cuff length of the Stripe Socks keeps the lower legs warm and is popular with contemporary cyclists.
Wend Wax-On Wax-Off Colour Pack
Not limiting our gifts to cyclists alone, a Ciele Cap will keep the runner in your life protected from the sun, and after dark thanks to the reflective details. Their caps come in a range of colours and designs to keep you looking and feeling cool around town in your downtime, too.
Delve into sporting achievements and cycling memoirs - there are plenty of books out there to satisfy every cycling fan. Give them some inspiration for their next big trip, with Lonely Planet's Epic Bike Rides of the World, or browse through stunning photography that captures the greatest moments, emotions and personalities of cycling through the years, in Magnum Cycling.
If your other half fancies themselves as a bit of a chef, or would just like to cook up some nutritious meals and ride fuel, the Velochef can help you out with his range of cookbooks.
Silca Phone Wallet
Silca strive for perfection in all they manufacture, and this Italian-founded brand assures exceptional quality, functionality and style. Silca products are built to last, making them ideal gifts. This wallet keeps phones and other valuables protected, is fully waterproof, and allows a call to be answered mid-ride, through the material.
Designed to accommodate any phone up to the size of an iPhone 6 or 7, the wallet will fit into most jersey pockets and looks smart out of the pocket, too.
Castelli Lightness Gloves
Wahoo TICKR FIT Optical Heart Rate Monitor
Silca Ypsilon Home Tool Kit
Every cyclist should know the importance of good quality tools, and the Silca Ypsilon Home Kit provides only the best products to keep your bikes well maintained. The variety of hex, torx and screw bits cater to almost any job on the bike. Housed in a beautifully crafted box, this set looks smart and will keep your house tidy, too.
Indulge your cycling loved ones' inner mechanic and they will soon be fixing everything - their bikes, your bikes, everybody's bikes..
Alternatively, if you think your buddy could do with some extra training, send them on one of our mechanics courses!
MUHDO Human DNA Sports Profiling Kit
Something a bit different, and a gift that’ll really show that you care about your loved ones’ fitness and training. MUHDO’s Human DNA Sports Profiling Kit will give a deeper insight into how their body works, through analysis of biogenetic markers. A person's unique genetic makeup is key to designing a personalised program for optimised health and performance, which is exactly what you’ll receive after your samples are analysed.
Assos Winter Jackets
As the partner or friend of a cyclist, you’ll know that looking good on the bike is as important as feeling good. Well, Assos is at the top of their game in the style stakes, and a good quality winter jacket is vital for cold weather rides.
The sleek aesthetics of the Assos Mille GT Winter Jacket are coupled with technical fabrics for wind and rain resistance, and breathability. Take the protection even further with the Mille GT Ultraz Winter Jacket.
Cyclists love to make excuses about why they were slow (even if they weren't), but you can put an end to all that because a cyclist who is comfortable in their kit will be faster, more efficient and, crucially, happier. No more excuses.
Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT Cycling GPS Computer Bundle
Another of Wahoo’s most popular products, the ELEMNT BOLT Cycling GPS Computer Bundle is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. It can be linked to a turbo trainer for easy control over settings or used to map out routes for your next ride. In fact, GPS cycling computers don’t get much better than this - it’s packed with technology and handy features, and includes sensors to give you an insight into your stats.
Wahoo KICKR CLIMB Indoor Grade Simulator
For those that train indoors, they will have a turbo trainer, a fan and items to protect their bike and surroundings. Well, now they can take their training one step further, which may be particularly useful in the cold months and post-Christmas and birthday celebrations, when there are excess calories to burn.
For the ultimate sensation of climbing the world's most famous roads and feeling the gradient rise beneath you, from the 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez to the exposed slopes of Mont Ventoux, without even leaving your garage, the KICKR CLIMB Indoor Grade Simulator is THE must-have accessory for your cycling enthusiast, from top tech-fitness company, Wahoo.
Working exclusively with all the brand's trainers from 2017 onwards (make sure you check!), virtual terrains on training apps will be matched by actual physical grade changes for the most realistic experience possible.
Mavic Cosmic Ultimate Bundles
These Mavic Bundles are the ultimate gift if you're looking to splash out on the cyclist in your life. There are two experiences to choose from. Give them the trip of a lifetime - an entry into the Haute Route for September 2019 - so they can take on one of the most famous and respected climbs in Italy; the Passo dello Stelvio. Alternatively, keep it local and let them spend the day in the Mavic's Special Service des Courses car at the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 - something they won't forget in a hurry.
Both bundles include Mavic's Cosmic SL Insulated Vest and Cosmic Ultimate GTX Jacket that are perfect for unpredictable conditions. If you choose the Haute Route option, they're perfect for taking to the mountains.