If you're still searching for a present for that special cyclist in your life, we're here to get you out of a fix with some last-minute suggestions. Let's get cracking, because we really don't have much time left now!
It's traditional: Giro Xnetic H20 Socks
Stylish bell for a race bike: Closethegap HideMyBell Raceday Handlebar Cycling Computer Mount With Bell
A classic Christmas gift: The Art Of Cycling by James Hibbard
To include plyometric drills in your training: Meglio Skipping Rope Extreme (Indoor Use)
Millimetre accuracy: Ergon TP1 Pedal Cleat Tool
For windy and wet days: Santini Guard Nimbus Jacket
Work well with helmets and glasses: Shokz OpenRun Pro headphones
The gift of gadgetry: Topeak Alien X Multitool
To make bike fettling easier: FWE Compact Folding Workstand
Combines a radar and a rear light: Garmin Varia RTL515
A highly practical cycling gift: Proviz Reflect360 Cycling Backpack - 30 litres
Awarded best buy by Mumsnet: Hoy Napier Balance Bike
A jacket for all conditions: Nightrider Kids' Fleece-Lined Waterproof Jacket - Navy Blue
Last year Covid restrictions meant the internet was our best friend when it came to doing our Christmas shopping, but this year Royal Mail strikes might mean you can't leave your ordering quite so last minute.
That being said, this doesn't impact Amazon or other couriers but will mean they're busier than usual, so you will need to plan accordingly. Alternatively, you can always keep it local by visiting your local bike shop and asking what they’d suggest from the brands they stock.
Our advice would have been to get on the case immediately... but as it's now just five days before Christmas as we write this, I guess if you're still looking then you've left it rather late!
If the only courier option for the item you want is Royal Mail, then unfortunately final posting dates for everything except for Special Delivery Guaranteed has now passed. That means you'll have to cough up quite a bit more than standard delivery to get your item on time, and the final date for this posting option is Wednesday 21st December 2022.
Next day delivery final posting dates to the United Kingdom for some major retailers are Thursday 22nd December 2022 for Wiggle, Chain Reaction Cycles, Evans Cycles, Halfords, ProBikeKit and Proviz.
*Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles final posting date for bikes has already passed.
You can buy online until pretty late, although you have to factor in delivery times (unless you collect in-store). That isn’t the case with e-gift vouchers, though. These are usually sent out automatically via email so you could even order them on Christmas morning if you really had to.
Right then, here are our top last-minute picks for cyclists this Christmas. You can also check out our other 2022 Christmas Gift Guides if you want more choice, as some of those you may be able to sneak in on a next day delivery too...
First Published Dec 12, 2022
Revised to reflect updated last posting dates before Christmas at Royal Mail and major retailers.