Struggling to think of something special for the special cyclist in your life? We’ve put together some fantastic Christmas gift ideas, from popular products like a Wahoo cycle computer or a turbo-trainer to simply enjoying some cycling time together.
Around this time every year, whether it’s in-store catalogues or glossy magazines, there’s no shortage of sources suggesting Christmas gift ideas ‘for mum’, or ‘for dad’, or ‘for him’, or ‘for her’. But here at Evans Cycles we realise that it doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old, or male or female, it’s all about their love for cycling…
Budget £as much as you like — Cycling art
Cycling is one of the few sports that has inspired some really exciting and interesting works of art — not just the sort of insipid portraits you often find of other discipline’s famous figures. There is some fantastic cycling art around, from original work to limited edition prints. Check out our gifts and prints here but also look at the Handmade Cyclist, Eliza Southwood or Cycling Cartoons by Dave Walker for some real inspiration.
Budget ≤ £10 — Cycling Mug
Speaking of funky designs, Boxer’s cycling-themed ceramic gift mugs are a lot of fun. “Hook your fingers through the bike shaped handle and swig your tea (or coffee, or hot chocolate) whilst proudly displaying the slogan ‘LIVE TO RIDE’.”
Budget ≤ £25 — Entry to a RIDE IT event (from £22)
And what about going one step further than experiencing cycling as just an observer? You could present your road-riding loved one with entry to an incredible RIDE IT event, held all across the country throughout the year. In fact, if you want to give them something a little special, there are RIDE IT off-road events in the calendar as well as road sportives. So you could be giving them not only a fantastic cycling adventure but opening them to a whole new world of two-wheeled fun.
Budget ≤ 75 – Kalf Club Thermal Long Sleeved Jersey
Kalf offers premium cycle clothing but without the eye-watering price tags of similar brands. Available in men’s and women’s cuts and colourways and exclusively available at Evans Cycles, the Kalf Club Thermal Jersey is made from luxurious brushed Italian Roubaix fabric. The garment doesn’t just look great, it also fits comfortably to the rider’s body shape to help increase warmth. Winner!
Budget ≤ £300 – Wahoo ELMNT BOLT GPS Bike Computer Bundle
Beautifully designed, fully aerodymanic and super user-friendly, finding the Wahoo ELMNT BOLT GPS cycle computer under the Christmas tree this year will be a delight for any cycling enthusiast. That not enough, this bundle includes the Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor, Wahoo RPM Speed Sensor and Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor so you can get going straight away.
Budget ≤ £700 — Tacx Bushido Smart Turbo Trainer
We know this is big bucks but if you win the lottery between now and Christmas, or if you’re a road rider looking to spend your Christmas money on something a little special, this indoor trainer by Tacx certainly fits the bill. Wireless and compatible with a range of virtual training software such as Zwift.