Christmas gift ideas

Christmas gift ideas

Christmas gift ideas

Christmas gift ideas

It's late - very late - and depending on what kind of Christmas shopper you are, you will either be

sitting smugly on a pile of neatly wrapped gifts for all your nearest and dearest already, or

scratching your head and wondering at the existence of such a specimen of organisation and

foresight. If you are the first type of Christmas shopper then perhaps you'll find something below

that you can add to your own wishlist, and if you're the last-minute shopper, you should find some

inspiration here for the cyclist in your life.


Socks may seem a boring place to start, but any adult, cyclist, person with feet, learns eventually

that socks are something you can never have enough of. We've got a vast array of socks on the

site with everything from sensible fluoro from Altura, to festive polka-dots from Specialized and

winter waterproofs from Sealskinz.

Recovery nutrition

If in doubt, you can't go wrong with stuffing a stocking full of energy bars, hydration tabs or fresh

bidons (water bottles). If nothing else, some High Five Active Hydration tabs will do a wonderful job

of sorting you and your family out on Boxing Day morning!

Bike components and accessories

Accessorising the bike needn't be an expensive business, but it can yield pretty significant gains if

you're clever about it. A new chain in particular can improve the efficiency of your, or your friend's,

ride no end, while a fresh wrap of bar tape adds that little bit of glitter or the cherry on the cake that

makes every ride more enjoyable.


No cyclist should be without certain items. The wherewithal to get home after a puncture is one of

the more essential, with cleaning kit a fairly close second. A clean bike is a happy bike (and one

which works!).


For the cyclist who has everything, there are still options available. The socks listed above are a

safe buy, as is a cotton casquette or snug winter hat for those long base miles. You can never

have enough hats.


For cyclists, jerseys are one of the few canvasses available for customisation and making a

statement in a land of black and yellow. Long-sleeve, short-sleeve, race-fit or relaxed, we've got

plenty of choice on the site.

Action camera

Filming a bike ride is standard practise these days and one of the more popular high quality

cameras on the market is the Cycliq Fly 12 which also acts as a front light. Capturing footage in

stunning HD, the Cycliq is perfect for urban documentary or grabbing a snapshot of sketchy

descents at home or abroad.

New wheels

Everyone's favourite upgrade, perhaps barring the increasingly popular bike fit, is a brand new

wheelset. Whether you're upgrading from stock wheels or going after a pair of carbon deep

sections, you'll find something on our site to suit application and budget. And if you can't stretch to

a new wheelset for yourself or your friends, you could do a lot worse than getting a pair of award-

winning, fast-rolling Vittoria Corsa G road tyres.

New bike

Feeling generous? What more could a cyclist dream of at Christmas than a whole new bike? There

are so many perfect specimens on the market at the moment that it's difficult to know where to

start, but whatever the discipline, you can be sure there's something to suit any budget for any

terrain, from entry-level to World Tour pro.

As you can imagine, we've barely scraped the surface of the vast selection that would suit a cyclist

at Christmas. If nothing tickles your fancy here, your best bet is to come on into our Chester store

and one of our team will be more than happy to assist you this festive season.

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