As any cyclist will tell you, the sport isn’t just something they do on weekends – it’s a way of life that permeates all aspects of their daily routine. It’s a lifestyle that can sometimes feel like a religion, influencing everything from their wardrobe to the food they eat. That’s why if there’s a cycling fanatic in your life, it’s always great to treat them to something that will help them take their biking game up a notch. There are loads of gifts that can do exactly that, from bespoke trinkets to performance-enhancing kit. Here, we’ve compiled 12 of the best Secret Santa gifts for cyclists that are guaranteed to delight.
If you know a cyclist who is always complaining about the cold weather and how hard it makes riding their bike, this merino arm warmer set could be the perfect Christmas gift for them. Designed to keep the rider toasty warm, it’s made from a wool and acrylic blend that is both super soft and stretchy, making it incredibly comfortable to wear while out on the road. The cuffs can also be tightened to prevent any draughts or drafts.
For any cyclist who takes their training seriously, a heart rate monitor can be a useful tool in ensuring they are getting the most out of every session on the road or on the trainer. This model from Garmin can be paired with both an iPhone or Android smartphone and will track real-time cadence, plus it’s compatible with indoor training apps such as Zwift and TrainerRoad.
A set of hex keys might not sound like the most exciting gift, but for any cyclist who needs to adjust their saddle or stem bolts on the go, it can be a godsend. This compact tool includes 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8-mm hex wrenches, a tire lever, two spoke wrenches, and a chain tool. It fits easily in a jersey pocket and is an essential piece of kit for any cyclist to have on hand.
There isn’t much that can be as eye-catching or cool as a bike bell, especially this one from Knog, which is shaped like a ketchup bottle for added appeal. This is a practical and fun present that will make the cyclist in your life smile, while also helping them to avoid being a nuisance to other road users.
Any cyclist will appreciate a good recovery drink after a long, tough ride. These hydration aids from Science in Sport are formulated to support the body’s natural ability to recover and repair, and are available in a choice of delicious flavours. The ideal stocking filler for any cycling fanatic.