We all have a cyclist in our life, and if you’re reading this, there’s a chance that you’ll have more than one in yours!
Generally speaking, we are a pretty easy bunch to buy for – I don’t know a single cyclist without some sort of shopping list- but we’ve decided to put together a list of our top 10 ideas for a road or mountain biker to make it even easier for the elves amongst us.
From stocking fillers to budget busting gifts that are guaranteed to blow away the lucky recipient, we have you covered.
Ps, you will notice that some of the gifts are available to buy through your YJ Partner rewards page. Just log in to your account here to access the rewards. Let’s get stuck in!
Gifts for Road riders:
If you know someone who keeps on dropping hints that they are fed up of riding in the rain and wanting to try out virtual riding with their mates, then a smart turbo trainer will make a great gift. Although there are many differing options available out there, we still think that the Wahoo Kickr strikes the perfect balance between performance, price, reliability and design
We always recommend buying the best and most reliable lights you can afford. If you know someone who is riding around with out dated, dim lights then it’s time for an upgrade! Whether you’re commuting on the winter roads or preparing for some epic off road night riding, British based Exposure lights will have something that fits the bill. Built to perform and last and get this, you get 18% off using YJ Rewards!
When it comes to bike kit, having custom designed clobber is as cool as it gets. A custom frame paint job is going to be a bit costly and besides, won’t be ready before Christmas, so how about a super cool custom stem head cap from Kapz? If you can’t find what you’re looking for from their already expansive selection, you can also design your own cap. They also make custom drink bottles, bar end plugs and dog tags. A brilliant gift idea if you want to give something unique this Christmas.
In our opinion, probably the best cycling overshoes out there. The brainchild of former NFTO pro cycling team rider and team manager, Tom Barras. They have evolved through countless cold wet miles in the Yorkshire Dales and are guaranteed to keep your feet warm on those long wet winter rides. Ideal for commuters and racers alike.
Crankalicious seek to provide the best most technically-proficient products possible using the best quality ingredients they can find. They try to present them in the most convenient, ecologically-sound packaging. And they’re handmade in small batches, in a small Essex town, not far from Stansted airport in the UK. A wonderful gift suitable for road, gravel and mountain bikers, Crankalicious products work (and smell) great. The Crankalicious gift set includes all stages of bike cleaning and care you’ll need. Better still, Crankalicious are included within your YJ rewards.
Gifts for MTB riders
Never leave your tools behind! This neat little product is a tool kit that is designed to slide into the end of your handlebars. It’s great for those who don’t want to carry tools around in a hip pack or in their pocket. The kit comprises of a multi tool designed to cater for modern mountain bikes and a tubeless tyre plug kit for holes that sealant alone wont plug. Better still, the kit comes with different size seals so will fit all mountain bike handlebars
Founded by none other than legendary UK downhill rider, Steve Peat, Peaty’s Products offer a fantastic do it all cleaning kit which includes all of the essential products within a good quality, solid carry case. Peatys Products are designed and made in the UK with an environmentally friendly ethos throughout their product range. Suitable for road, mountain and gravel riders!
Scotland based and supplier of kit to the words best riders including the Atherton’s and Danny MacAskill, Endura have consistently manufactured some of the best mountain and road bike kit out there. When riding in the winter, you need a well designed coat. The Singletrack jacket II has all bases covered in terms of technical features, breathability, waterproofing and of course, it looks amazing!
A beautifully written mountain bike magazine which is aimed at more mature mountain bikers and intended to provide a counterpoint to magazines such as MBUK which are aimed at a younger audience. With YJ rewards, you can get 50% off a subscription!
Carrying your spares in a hip pack is not only more comfortable than riding with a sweaty back pack, but for most, they give additional freedom of movement when compared to a traditional backpack. This hip pack comes with a water reservoir, loads of space for tools and even better, is available at a discounted price through your YJ rewards!
If those 10 great gifts weren’t enough, we thought we throw in a couple of bonus ideas just for good luck, because, why not?!
Yellow Jersey are proudly partnered with Cycling UK; the UK’s largest cycling charity, passionate about helping more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling. Founded in 1878 as the bicycle touring club, they have ever since campaigned for cyclists and their safe and fair use of our roads, for better cycling infrastructure and much more. In addition to this, Cycling UK also publish great bike packing & touring routes. Membership costs from just £4 per month which includes many other benefits. Give Cycling UK a visit here.
A donation to World Bicycle relief will go directly towards buying a Buffalo bicycle.
World Bicycle Relief’s Buffalo Bicycles are specially designed for difficult terrain and heavy loads. Where the use of public transport, motorcycles and cars is suspended, bicycle mobility will remain a safe and reliable form of transportation for people and supplies. A robust bicycle in the hands of a health worker is more important now than ever to reach the most at-risk.
In rural African communities, caregivers are often the only reliable medical providers for families, travelling long distances to provide essential information, prevention and treatment. With bicycles, they can reach 10 times more households to deliver medical care and transport critical patients to health centres miles away.
There we have it, we hope this article gave you some great gift inspiration! Whether you’re buying for a friend, a loved one, or just fancy treating yourself, we really don’t think you’ll go far wrong with our picks. Additionally, all cycle clothing and accessories can be insured for damage under our bicycle insurance policies. Don’t forget to login to your YJ rewards section for a tonne of other discounts, some of which we have listed in this article.