11 great Christmas gifts for winter cyclists
Whether it’s road, trail or gravel cycling, staying warm is the greatest battle for riders in winter. They will also want to be seen, and be able to see, on darker mornings and evenings. Choose modern cycling gear that combines good looks with thoughtful practical details.
Great Christmas gifts for cyclists
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Castelli Men’s Alpha RoS 2 Jacket
Castelli have updated and improved the much-loved Alpha Ros jacket. The item offers both warmth and water-resistance exactly where your body needs them. Male and female fit.
£290 from Wiggle.
Albion Burner insulation layer
An innovative solution to chilly cycling, whether it’s a winter’s ride or a fast-paced hill descent, the Burner is worn flat against the chest for an extra layer of insulation.
Albion Long Sleeve Jersey
Updated for the 2020 winter season, Albion has introduced a four-way stretch, brushed-back and recycled fabric to their signature Long Sleeve Jersey. It feels great to wear, looks fantastic and keeps cyclists warm.
Endura Xtract Bibtights
Cosy insulation, great fit and comfort and plenty of cycling specific details make these a staple in any cyclist’s winter wardrobe. Male and female fit.
SealSkinz Waterproof Heated Cycle Gloves
Cold hands is a major complaint of many cyclists so imagine their delight when they can switch on the heat in a pair of waterproof cycling gloves?
Endura Road II Overshoes
A must-have for winter road riding, the neoprene overshoes offer waterproofing and protection from spray and mud. They also keep feet a warmer on a chilly ride.
Bontrager Ion Pro RT front light
With 1300 lumens of beam brightness, cyclists can ride in confidence at night on the trails. The light is USB-rechargeable and has an adjustable mount to securely attach it to the handlebars of any bike.
For an even brighter, but pricier, gift buy the Magicshine Monteer 8000 Galaxy light at £339. It has a mega light output.
Garmin Edge® 1030 bike computer
Acclaimed as the ultimate GPS bike computer, the Garmin Edge features comprehensive navigation, pre-loaded maps, rider-to-rider messaging, and all the usual pace, speed and time features.
Alpkit bike packs
If you are looking for a gift that will inspire your cycling loved one to enjoy a longer outing, perhaps when the spring comes, buy them a set of bike packing bags. My favourite are Alpkit. See them in use on this Corrour trip.
THE HEAT COMPANY Insole Foot Warmers
It can be hard to keep your feet warm while cycling. These feet warmers can be slotted into your cycling shoes.
Various prices, Amazon