Your cycling-fanatic dad might seemingly have every reflective jacket and bike tool under the sun, but obviously, he disagrees. If you’re a (true) cyclist, there’s no such thing as too much kit (or Lycra).
GoPro has upgraded the shock proofing, waterproofing and wind-resistance on its helmet-camera, the Hero 8 – critics are calling it the “world’s best action cam” – and Strava now lets you gift its Summit membership to other members. Perfect for your Kudos-obsessed cousin.
From light-up water bottles to the strongest D-lock on the planet, this is the ultimate 2019 cycling gift guide.
See the best below
Goodordering Rolltop Pannier
This backpack doubles up as a pannier and is fully waterproof – perfect for carting your laptop to and from the office (there’s a special laptop sleeve inside). It’s made from super strong nylon with nylon webbing and waterproof reversed rubberised zips, and both side pockets have reflective strips for visibility at night.
£81 | Cyclechic | Buy it now
Proviz Nightrider Men’s Cycling Jacket
The king of cycling jackets: this reflective, reversible outer-layer keeps you safe and dry in wet, dark conditions, with a micro fleece-lined collar for added warmth.
£79.99 | Proviz | Buy it now
Aftershokz Aeropex Headphones
These sweat and waterproof headphones use bone conduction technology to keep you safe on the roads: by transmitting the sound through your bone, it keeps your ears open to oncoming traffic sounds. 30 per cent smaller and 13 per cent lighter than previous models, with eight hours of music or calls.
£149.95 | Aftershokz | Buy it now
Laserlight Burner Set
The ultimate bike light power duo: the front Laserlight packs a 100-lumen strong punch while the rear Burner’s string of LEDs will alert cars behind.
£124 | Evans Cycle | Buy it now
Finn Universal Phone Mount
Fit your iPhone, Samsung or other smartphone securely to any handlebars. Suitable for mountain trails or city riding.
£14.99 | Cycle Surgery | Buy it now
Polar Women’s Down Jacket
Cyclechic’s down jacket is soft, warm and lightweight (it stuff into a tiny hand-sized sack) – perfect for cycle commuters. Reflective branding at the back will keep you safe when night cycling and there’s a reversible turquoise option so you can stay bright on the roads.
£64 | Cyclechic | Buy it now
GoPro Hero 8 Black Bundle
An upgrade on the Hero 7: GoPro’s latest action cam now boasts a foldable built-in mount (which means it no longer needs a frame to attach to your helmet), 10m waterproofing and a wind-resistant microphone for a sound quality boost. Clip it onto your helmet and record your rides in wonderful 4K resolution. GoPro has bundled in its Shorty grip, a head strap, 32GB SD card and a spare battery for a discounted rate in time for Christmas.
£379.99 | GoPro | Buy it now
Bike Pizza Tool
For the cyclist pizza-lover: this bike-shaped stainless steel pizza wheel cuts through even the toughest base.
£13.99 | Cycle Surgery | Buy it now
12-month Strava Summit membership
The gift of get up and go. Strava’s Summit upgrade makes training safer and easier by providing over 20 features from in-depth data analysis to beacon safety alerts and personal heatmaps. Buy a year’s subscription for a friend or family member and Strava will gift you a free month to use yourself – double the feel-good factor and an automatic training buddy.
£47.99 | Strava | Buy it now
Braasi Rolltop Backpack
Designed for the urban cyclist: this high-quality, water-resistant backpack is handmade in Prague with a padded back, soft-padded shoulder straps and a backside pocket for your wallet and phone. It’s made of cotton with a leather bottom and inside pockets. Fits laptops up to 15”7.
£81 | Cyclechic | Buy it now *On sale from £89.99
Lululemon Zero Gravity High Waisted 7/8 Leggings
Lululemon’s legendary bum-sculpting leggings now come in a new range of hues, including this wintry black cherry concrete print. They’re high-compression for fast muscle recovery and come with handy side and zip pockets for keeping your phone close.
£95 | lululemon | Buy it now
Arran 2 16L Pannier
A waterproof pannier with a shoulder strap and reflective details. The main compartment holds 16 litres and closes with a drawstring cord, plus there are front stretch mesh zip pockets and a zip pocket in the lid.
From £34.99 | Amazon | Buy it now
Bird multi tool
This 6-in-1 bike tool is shaped like a bird: her beak is a stainless steel Phillips head screwdriver, her plumage is durable beachwood, and her feet and tail-feathers are Allen keys.
£12.99 | Amazon | Buy it now
Rapha Water Bottle
A stylish, ergonomic-grip bottle made with taste-free, BPA-free, fully-recyclable plastic. The easy-to-open cap is fully leak-proof.
£14 | Rapha | Buy it now
Decathlon SKS Airworx 10.0 Floor Pump
This high-pressure bike pump is suitable for road, hybrid, city, kids and mountain bikes.
£24.99 | Decathlon | Buy it now
dhb Aeron Lab Winter Sock
A stocking for a stocking filler: the feel of a summer sock with added warmth for winter. Primaloft material is insulating and moisture-wicking, silk adds durability and insulation, and wool builds in extra warmth.
£14.40 | Wiggle | Buy it now
Van Rysel Aerofit 900 Road Cycling Helmet
Decathlon’s engineers have used moulding technology to create a helmet with inner ventilation that maximises thermal regulation of the head while you ride.
£39.99 | Decathlon | Buy it now
Loffi Adult Cycling Gloves 2.0
Happy hands: these cosy cycling gloves sport a reflective smile emoji for waving to traffic and are touchscreen sensitive so you don’t get icy hands when you stop to check the route. You’ll still be toasty when you reach the office.
£35 | Loffi | Buy it now
Gore R3 Women’s Windstopper Hooded Jacket
Durable yet lightweight: Gore’s windproof, water-repellent slim-fit hoodie is an essential for wet-weather riding in cool conditions. Features reflective details for cycling at night.
£199.99 | Gore Wear | Buy it now
Rapha Chamois Anti-chafe Cream
This race-tested chamois cream contains shea butter and rosemary extract to stop you chaffing. The fragrance is inspired by the flora around Mont Ventoux.
£15 | Rapha | Buy it now
Orb Bike Bottle Light
A third of serious accidents are from the side so The Orb aims to help prevent this by keeping you visible from every angle. The light-filled container sits in your bike bottle holder and glows orange to keep you safe on the roads.
£29.99 | Orb | Buy it now
Van Rysel Roadr 500 Adult Cycling Cat 3 Sunglasses
Decathlon’s engineers have designed these anti-fog sports sunglasses with Category 3 100% anti-UV lenses for use in sunny conditions. Ideal for medium to narrow faces and windy, dusty weather.
£12.99 | Decathlon | Buy it now
Lululemon Breeze Merino Long-sleeve Top
Perfect for layering: this lightweight merino long-sleeve is an all-weather hero with breathable panels that regulate body temperature.
£85 | Sweaty Betty | Buy it now
Ortlieb Velocity Backpack
A waterproof commuter pack or adventurous day-tripper rucksack: this versatile bag has a zipper inner pocket for small items and a handle for carrying. Robust foam backs help air circulate when it’s on your back.
£68 | Evans Cycles | Buy it now
Beeline Velo bike computer
The safe bike navigator: Beeline pairs with your phone and shows you a single arrow on your handlebars so you don’t get distracted by complicated maps at busy junctions.
£99 | Beeline | Buy it now
This compact award-winning toolkit contains everything you need to repair, adjust and fix a puncture on your Brompton bike and fits discretely within the front frame tube.
£55 | Brompton | Buy it now
Kryptonite NY Fahgettaboudit D-Lock
One of the strongest bike locks on the market. Kryptonite’s Fahgettaboudit D-Lock has an 18mm max-performance steel shackle to prevent theft and a patented pending hardened double deadbolt design to stop twist attacks. The disc-style cylinder is pick and drill resistant with a protective vinyl coating.
£80 | Amazon | Buy it now
Rapha Women’s Brevet Insulated Gilet
For days when you’ll be experiencing a range of temperatures: this insulating and packable layer uses Polartech Alpha insulation to ensure your core stays warm without overheating on the climbs. There are reflective details for visibility and a water-shedding coating for rain showers. Rolls into an elasticated loop at the neck to stay tightly stored in your rucksack.
£130 | Rapha | Buy it now
Le Col Men’s Thermal Long Sleeve Base Layer
Coolmax fabric offers breathability and moisture-wicking, and low-profile seaming ensures a comfortable fit. Designed to sit next to the skin.
£60 | Le Col | Buy it now
dhb Aeron Women’s Tempo 2 Waterproof Jacket
Designed for tempo rides in wet weather. This fully waterproof shell packs into a jersey pocket, perfect for the travelling cyclist.
£75 | Wiggle | Buy it now
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