I saw my first Coca Cola Christmas commercial on television earlier this week, a sure and inevitable sign that the countdown to Christmas is now on. If you’re wondering, there are just 38 days to go, so probably time to start thinking what to buy that special person then.
Which is where we aim to help you out. This regular Christmas Gift Guide will be packed with perfect stocking fillers and present ideas for a cycling friend, partner, family member or even yourself. So tune in everyday to make sure you don’t miss out.
Today, it’s five gifts costing under £50…
Morvelo All Weather t-shirt £21.99
Pick up one of these t-shirts from the coolest brand in cycling for the perfect gift. With an expanded range of designs, there’s something for everyone. This is our clear favourite. “Ride everything”, it says on the design, is a good motto to live by we reckon. www.morvelo.com
Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair £17.99
If you don’t know your cups from your cones, but want to do the maintenance on your bicycle yourself, this indispensible guide will see you through the many pitfalls with clearly illustrated step-by-step guides. www.madison.co.uk
Velo-re Specialized Infinnity 700x32c semi-slick belt £45
Scratching your head trying to think of a present for the cyclist who has everything? There’s little chance they’ll have one of these exclusive, thus making them instantly cool, belts made from an old bicycle tyre. http://swrve.co.uk
Lezyne Elite Smart Wallet £24.99
Including the essential tools you need for a ride plus a clear and waterproof case for your smart phone and various pockets for coins and other bits, this is a handy organiser for the rider who can never find something when they need it. Available from Lezyne stockists nationwide.
Mavic 2012 Midseason Underhelmet Cap £16.99
It slips unnoticed under your helmet but the thin material does an outstanding trick of keep your head and ears toasty when riding through the winter. A must for the hardy cyclist. www.mavic.com
More Christmas gift ideas tomorrow. Want to write your own wish list? Head to the forum and get writing.