Whether you’re shopping for someone who already loves bikes or you’re a keen cyclist yourself hoping to share you passion with those you love, we think there are plenty of great ways to give the gift of cycling this Christmas. From whole bikes, right down to that reliable Christmas stalwart, a pair of socks, there’s a gift idea to suit every rider – and every budget – in our comprehensive gift guide.
Raleigh Zero boys’ bike (size 16)
This bright and brilliant boys’ bike from Raleigh will make his Christmas – with chunky, grippy tyres and a single gear, it’s the perfect way to get him pedalling with confidence before moving onto a fully geared machine in the future.
This frame size is suitable for ages 5-7.
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Electra Lily girls’ bike
This colourful bike is a fantastic first pair of wheels, for little girls who are learning to ride for the very first time. It comes with stabilisers, for that extra bit of reassurance, while the coaster brake is easy to control with just the feet – all she has to do is stop pedalling and the bike will come slowly to a halt.
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Specialized Podium Hoodie
Just cos they’re a cyclist and spend most of their life clad in lycra, that doesn’t mean they don’t have the occasional need for some ‘normal people’ clothing. That’s why this zip-front hoodie from Specialized is a brilliant gift choice – comfy, soft and super cosy for those days when you just need a bit of extra warmth.
It wouldn’t feel like Christmas without either giving or receiving at least one gift of socks, right? We have a huge selection available online, from those inspired by the biggest teams in the pro peloton, to those that pay tribute to the 2016 Rio Olympics, to warm woollen merino options for those cold winter days.
Specialized RBX Hi-Vis Elite Women’s Jacket
Made for the days when the heavens burst open, this jacket will keep your favourite cyclist dry throughout the winter and spring showers. Taped seams add extra waterproofness, while the hi-vis sections increase visibility in low light.
And if you’re looking for something similar but for the male cyclist in your life, may we suggest the Altura Podium Lite. Just as waterproof and even brighter than the Specialized option.
Trek Stache 7 men’s mountain bike
This awesome looking green machine is a lively and exciting hardtail trail bike. Built with a bomb-proof aluminium frame, SRAM GX drivetrain and Trek’s own Bontrager wheels, this bike has a premium pedigree and will make the male MTBer in your life extremely happy for many years to come.
Fantastic first road bikes
Looking to inspire someone you love and get them into your favourite hobby, so they can share in the joy of road biking with you? Look no further than these two incredible road bikes.
The Specialized Dolce is a superb choice for women just getting into cycling. It is built around a comfortable frame geometry that Specialized created specifically for spending long amounts of time in the saddle.
The men’s Trek 1.2 is a light and sleek aluminium road bike, perfect for the guy who wants to give road biking a try. It’s top-quality component spec and fun, lively ride experience mean he’ll be instantly bitten by the cycling bug. The addition of mudguard mounts means this is a true year-round road warrior.