From Belfast to Barcelona, London to Lyon - the coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented surge of people cycling around the world! And I think we can all agree that more people enjoying life on two wheels can only be a good thing! With Christmas fast approaching, our team have pulled together a list of top gifts (all budgets catered for) that would be ideal for someone who has recently taken up cycling...
Because who doesn't love a bit of bike personalisation? These fun pedals are designed for MTB, but would be ideal for someone who is commuting by bike (or who will be when things are a bit closer to normal next year).
Depending on your budget, but say for example if someone you live with has been borrowing a bike during the pandemic and is loving cycling - something like this would be ideal! Mango Bikes is also an NI based cycling company with amazing bikes - do check them out.
Comes in black and hi-viz, so how subtle you want to go is up to you.
4 - EXTREME WEATHER NEOPRENE OVERSHOE, £32.00
We're big believers in keeping your hands and feet warm in the winter months - so we think any new cyclist will thank you for these (or for anything thermal for that matter) at this time of year.
There's not a lot that needs to be said about this one - just that every cyclist on the road needs to have this.
See.Sense lights are the only ones in the world which react to your environment to make you safer. They’ll flash brighter and faster at moments of risk (e.g. at junctions, filtering traffic or high-stress intersections), and conserve battery life by adjusting brightness levels.
The See.Sense New Cyclist Bundle contains everything new cyclists need to be seen, with a huge 30% saving!
7 - GALIBIER WOMENS PELOTON BIB SHORTS, £31.88
Another NI cycling company with great kit, our team have tried and tested Galibier cycling clothing over the years, so a really good pair of bib shorts are a cert to keep any new cyclist more comfortable.
If you are looking for something within the £20 budget, these are great with some decent reviews.
Who said essentials can't be presents? It's always good to have a supply of tubes at the ready (especially at this time of year) and to have a small pump that is easy to carry about.
We hope this helps with any gift ideas for someone you know who has started cycling (or who has got back into it after some years).
You can check out the rest of our 2020 Gift Guides here.