Saturday 5th December 2020 marks 'Small Business Saturday' - A little reminder to anyone present shopping this year to try and support your local small businesses as a part of 'buying better' - especially this year.
With last order dates for Christmas coming up in a couple of weeks, and in celebration of Small Business Saturday we thought we would feature some products from our favourite cycling brands based here in Northern Ireland who are doing amazing things in the industry. Without further ado...
The Galibier Colombière jacket was engineered for extreme cold weather riding - but they have produced a garment that blurs the lines between on-bike performance and functional leisure wear. What does that mean? It's the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life this year. Act fast if you want one though, as Myles from Galibier told us these are the top seller this year and are selling quickly. You can shop all Galibier products here.
Another one for off or on the bike - the Victory Chimp casual track top is inspired by classic training wear, with modern fabrics, fit and features. Another product we are loving from Victory Chimp this year is the BikeFast Bidon - If you know, you know... You can shop all Victory Chimp products here.
You won't be missed wearing this number from Resolute Bay. road.cc rated it 9/10 stars - so you know the quality is approved too. The good news is that the jacket will be coming out of pre-order and with you by Christmas. You can shop all Resolute Bay products here.
Bike goals. Here at See.Sense we have been lucky enough to ride some of Owen's handmade custom bikes and visit his workshop in County Down - real beauties. Owen has sent a couple of photos of this years custom bikes (above) for you to take a look at. You can contact Owen by visiting the website here.
Mango make awesome bikes for those who just want to get on and ride. Bike orders being placed now are being built from January onwards, so if someone you know is starting to think about cycling to work when things are back to normal you should definitely check out Mango Bikes.
Anyone for a bit of off road? Fustle design and build custom off-road bicycles, to each customers specification. You can shop the full website here.
These would make a lovely Christmas gift - Belfast based Velo Visual does custom bike drawings and can be contacted through Instagram here.
Because who wouldn't want new wheels for Christmas? You can shop all of Scribes products here.
The Yard is a cycling themed cafe for all in Rathfriland... residents, visitors & cyclists all welcome. The Yard also sells a number of cycling products - so when they reopen you'll be able to do some last minute Christmas shopping in there. You can visit their Facebook page for information here.
As well as our reactive lights, See.Sense accessories and gift cards are ideal stocking fillers for this year too. You can shop our Christmas Collection here.