Gifts For Cyclists
Cyclists are a fussy bunch, so shopping for them can be a bit daunting. But worry not because we have curated a selection that is bound to have something for everyone. Check out our top gifting picks for every type of biker, from mountain bikers to roadies. There’s even a selection of stocking fillers for if you just need a little something for the cyclist in your life.
Gifts for Mountain Bikers
For lovers of dirt. We’re not sure why, but there’s something special about flying down a hillside on two wheels. Help the mountain biker in your life get out and get muddy!
The weather should never stop us from doing what we love, so give the gift of year-round riding. The MT500 Freezing Point Jacket is a bombproof shelter, offering warmth and protection against the elements, even in the depths of winter. So, if you’re buying for a 4-season mountain biker who refuses to stay inside even when there’s frost or snow on the ground, they’re guaranteed to love this jacket.
Fox Speedframe MIPS
A helmet is the most important piece of equipment any cyclist will ever buy. This is especially true of mountain bikers because the occasional crash is all but inevitable, so a good helmet can be potentially lifesaving. The Speedframe from Fox is stylish and comfortable but, most importantly, it’s safe. The MIPS slip-liner protects against twisting forces, reducing the risk of brain injury in a crash. So, if the mountain biker in your life is riding with an old or beaten-up helmet, treat them to a Speedframe so they can benefit from cutting edge safety technology.
Rapha are most well known for their excellent range of road cycling clothing. However, their mountain biking “trail” range is seriously tough stuff. The Trail pants fit great, look great, and ride even better. They come with a repair kit, so if you take a tumble, you can patch them back up. Not only that but if it happens again or the damage is too much for a home repair, Rapha will fix it for free. How’s that for customer service? If you want to give a gift that will last, then you can’t go wrong with Rapha.
Endura Freezing Point Lobster Gloves
In the winter months, every rider needs to protect their hands from the cold. The Freezing Point Lobster gloves are designed to keep the dreaded hot aches at bay with Primaloft insulation and a clever “lobster claw” design that keeps fingers warm but still enables effective control of brakes and shifters. Whether you’re buying for a mountain biker or a hardcore commuter, they’ll appreciate the warmth of the Freezing Point Lobster Glove.
Gifts for Roadies
Road cycling is simple at its core, but in the ceaseless pursuit of going further and faster, good gear always helps. So, kit the road cyclist in your life out with the equipment that will help them hit their goals.
Rapha have been a powerhouse of the cycling apparel world for 18 years now. Their name is synonymous with quality and performance. Then again, you’d expect nothing less of the supplier to the Education First racing team. The Pro Team kit is designed with these users in mind. It’s aero, enhances performance and looks the part. The Pro Team Training Jersey is slightly looser fitting and more protective than the equivalent racewear for comfort on long training rides and better durability. Any road cyclist will appreciate the fit, function and form of this Rapha Jersey.
Castelli Men's Mortirolo 6S Jacket
You can’t beat Italian style but the Mortirolo 6S brings more to the table than just looks. It uses a clever multi-fabric construction to keep the rider protected on chilly mornings, when the temperatures are down in the single digits. Warm, wind-blocking panels on the front and a fleecy, high-wicking fabric on the back help to retain heat when needed and dump it when not. This is a non-race-fit jacket so it will fit most body shapes and go over a jersey and base layer if required.
Rapha Women's Explore Down Jacket
The Explore Down Jacket was made for adventuring. It’s super light and compressible, making it ideal for stowing away on bikepacking adventures for stops and overnights. It can even be worn while riding if the conditions call for it. If you know an adventurous lady who likes a two wheeled expedition, then she’s guaranteed to love the Explore Down Jacket from Rapha.
Garmin Edge 530 Performance Bundle
If you really want to push the boat out, then take a look at the Garmin 530 Performance Bundle. The core of this bundle is the Edge 530 GPS cycle computer. The 2.6” colour display shows the rider all sorts of useful stats for performance monitoring and training. It has features for course plotting, navigation, safety and so much more. The included heart rate monitor, cadence meter and speed sensor all collect training data for live feedback and post-ride analysis. If you know a cyclist who is getting serious about training or they just like stats, they’re guaranteed to love this bundle from Garmin.
Gifts for Kids
They say that you can have too much of a good thing but we’re pretty sure cycling is an exception. It’s fun and it’s healthy, so the more time that kids spend on two wheels, the better. Anything from our selection of gifts for kids is guaranteed to get them excited about exploring on their bike.
Fox Kids' FGMNT L/S Tee
This long-sleeved cotton tee from Fox is for young mountain bikers developing a passion for the sport. The Fox name and a funky graphic are boldly emblazoned across the front. If you’re not sure what to get the little ripper in your life, then you can’t go wrong with the FGMNT L/S Tee.
Endura Kids' Hummvee Glove
Endura’s Humvee gloves are a dependable classic and they’re now available in two striking colourways for kids. The full finger design keeps their digits protected from the elements and from scrapes if they take a tumble. The silicone elements on the fingers and palm ensure solid grip on the bars and brakes. Any young cyclist will love them.
Endura Kids' MT500 Waterproof Jacket
Don’t let the weather spoil a family outing. The MT500 Waterproof jacket is designed for mountain biking, with its lightweight fabric, unrestrictive cut, and helmet compatible hood. The silicone grip pads on the shoulders means a backpack will stay in place, so it’s good for cycling to school too. Keep the little cyclist in your life going in all weathers with the MT500 Waterproof Jacket from Endura.
Perhaps the greatest gift that any child can receive is a bicycle. A bike is more than just some metal tubes and a couple of wheels. It’s the freedom to roam and explore. It’s connection with friends and a first taste of independence. It could be a bike for cruising the cul-de-sac and meeting up with their school friends or for heading off-road, riding trails, and hitting their first jumps. Whatever they need, we’ll have a bike for them. The Cube Acid 240 is an ideal do-it-all bike for kids between 118 and 136 cm in height but you can shop our full range of kids bikes online or in store.
Our selection of stocking fillers is for more than just Christmas. Whether you need a little present for that bike-mad relative or a top-up gift for your partner’s birthday, something in this collection will fit the bill.
Knog Blinder Mini Square Rear Light
All too many cyclists ride on the road with inadequate lighting, or worse, none at all. This light from Knog is bright enough to catch the attention of other road users day or night. If you’re buying for a cyclist who’s a regular on the road, they’ll appreciate the extra safety that comes with a day-bright light. Convenient attachment and charging with no small parts or cables to lose means they’ll get years of out of it too.
Quad Lock Out Front Mount
If you know a cyclist who rides without a dedicated cycle computer, they will know the struggles of navigating unfamiliar streets using only their phone. This means they have to stop after every second junction and risk dropping their phone while they do so. Quad Lock solves this problem in an elegant way that keeps phone and rider safe. The Out Front Mount paired with a case or adapter will position the phone directly in front of them for easy access. This means they can use their phone for navigation and activity tracking, rather than having to shell out for an expensive, dedicated cycle computer.
Fox Frontline Beanie
Sometimes simpler is better. This bobble beanie from Fox makes an ideal gift for that mountain biker who seems to have everything already. The chunky knit fabric will keep their head warm for the few hours that it’s not in a helmet and the Fox Logo will remove any ambiguity about how they like to spend their weekends. It’s made from 100% acrylic so it will stand up to being thrown in the boot with muddy MTB gear and being washed time and time again.
Rapha Merino Gloves
The Rapha Merino gloves are ideal for cool weather road riding and adventuring. On the front, the AX Suede palm is thin and grippy, providing an excellent bar feel. On the back, merino wool takes care of the insulation. It’s a proper miracle material because it stays warm when wet, wicks moisture, and it’s naturally odour resistant. Whether you’re buying for a road cyclist, commuter, or gravel biker, they’ll love these gloves. Especially not having to wash them after every ride!
Tocsen Crash Helmet Sensor
Tocsen is all about making outdoor sports safer and their helmet-mounted crash sensor has already helped hundreds of cyclists and other outdoorsy people be rescued after injury. If you know a biker who heads out into the woods, or on big long road rides by themselves, consider getting them a Tocsen Crash Helmet Sensor. It mounts easily onto any helmet and it uses accelerometers to detect when a crash has occurred. That way, if they have an accident and can't call for help themselves, the Tocsen sensor will use their phone to send a message to their emergency contacts and any other Tocsen users nearby. Gift some piece of mind to the solo cyclists in your life.
Knog Scout Bike Alarm
Bike theft is something none of us pay much attention to until it happens and the unfortunate reality is that it happens more often than you think. The Knog Scout is a novel and innovative product for deterring thieves and tracking stolen bikes. It mounts to bottle cage bolts and can even have a bottle cage mounted over the top of it for discreteness. The alarm is controlled using Knog's iOS app and if you need to track your bike down, it utilises the same clever location tech as Apple's AirTags. If you know a cyclist who's aprehensive about their bike being stolen, or maybe they've had a bike theived before, they'll love the added security of the Knog Scout.
Whether you’re finding a gift for a casual cyclist or a weekend warrior, the gift of cycling is like giving the gift of adventure. If nothing in this collection has caught your eye, then you can browse our full selection of gifts for cyclists. And if you’re still unsure what to get the cyclist in your life, our team of cycling experts can give you a hand in your local Alpine Bikes store.