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Five Cool Things, a Christmas Special 2018: win yourself some cycling socks by showing us your cycling-related gifts!

Show us your cycling-related Christmas presents and win socks, it’s that simple! We’ll be perusing the best entries after Christmas day and publishing the article on 27th December, good luck…

Our weekly round-up of Five Cool Things usually shows off the latest and greatest products we've got in for testing here at but this time we’re giving you the chance to show us some of the best, most interesting or downright silliest bike-related things you’ve got for Christmas, and our five favourites will each win a pair of socks!  

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Whether it’s destined to become your new favourite toy, or you were forced to make a grimacing smile before turning your thoughts to ebaying the undesirable gift before teatime, send us a photo (preferably with a bit of description and backstory if possible) and if it makes our list we’ll send you a pair of highly desirable cycling socks. 

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You can send us your submissions in a number of ways: in the comments section underneath this article, via our Facebook or Twitter pages or by emailing info [at] We’ll be judging over Christmas and Boxing day (deadline for entries is 10pm on December 26th), and the article will appear on the 27th. If you’re a winner you will receive a message of congratulations and a request for a delivery address, and we’ll post the prizes in January when our NYE hangovers have settled - you can’t say fairer than that.  

To start us off here's an example of something that definitely won't be winning any prizes... our very own Tass with her definitely not at all clichéd and done to death bike pizza cutter that she was thrilled to receive a couple of Christmasses ago. Best of luck, and Merry Christmas to all! 

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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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Pfaff | 5 years ago

A genuine Lion bell for my commuter!

Jack Sexty replied to Pfaff | 5 years ago
Pfaff wrote:

A genuine Lion bell for my commuter!

Very nice, so nice that you are one of our winners! If you just email jack.sexty [at] with your delivery address, shoe size and preferred sock colour (black or white), and we'll post your prize out to you when our hangovers have settled on the 2nd January.

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