Whether you’re after stocking fillers or a showstopping gift for under the tree, we’ve got the perfect Christmas present ideas for the cyclists in your life.
When it comes to Christmas shopping, it can be difficult to know what to get for the cyclist in your life. They’ve already got impeccable taste and the best passion in the world, of course, so what else could they possibly need?
Of course, riding a bike actually involves more than just the bike, and there are plenty of accessories and additional gear that would make perfect gifts for the cycling enthusiast in your life. So, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to Christmas gifts for cyclists, including ideas for accessories, essential kit and brand-new bikes (we’ve even got instructions on how to wrap a bike for Christmas, so no excuses).
Whether you’ve got a bike enthusiast in your office Secret Santa or are shopping for accessories for a loved one, our range of helmets offers protection, safety and style all in one.
Both the Raleigh Mission Evo Bike helmet and the Raleigh Quest Helmet are affordable options ideal for everyday riders that make great stocking filler-style gifts. For more serious cyclists or if you’re looking to splash out, the stylish MET Allroad MIPS helmet is available in multiple sizes in a unique teal colour.
There’s nothing quite like that feeling of coming downstairs as a child on Christmas morning and seeing a shiny new bike (most likely with a bell and basket attached) under the tree. Keep the tradition alive with our range of kids bikes, with something for every budding cyclist.
A selection of wheel sizes means you can choose the right fit for your little one and help them get started on a lifelong love of cycling - just don’t forget to attach the stabilisers if it’s their first go! Check out our kids bike size guide if you’re not sure which model to go for.
The Pop 12-inch crossbar kids bike is a great option for 3 to 5 year-olds, available in different colours to suit their personalities. Perfect for kids of all ages, Raleigh Pop bikes come in a range of wheel sizes (from 12” up to 26”) so you can kit out the whole family for 2024 bike rides.
There’s also the Molli 16-inch, best for kids 5-7 years old who are just getting started with exploring. The Molli comes with a cute wicker basket attached and even a cuddly Molli dog toy so they can go on adventures together.
Adding a bike bag is a game changer for any cyclist - whether you’re cycling to work, are out on the trails or are popping to the shops.
Bags like the Vaude Aqua Back Double Pannier act as a compact extension to the bike itself, so whoever you’re buying for can carry all the essentials along. It’s not quite Santa’s sleigh, but it’s waterproof, spacious and easy to remove with a shoulder strap for easy commuting.
Of course, the ultimate gift for any cycling enthusiast is a brand-new bike. While it’s a bit of a challenge for Santa to fit a full bike down the chimney, there really is nothing else like getting a shiny set of new wheels. Luckily, we know a thing or two about bikes, so we’ve got some recommendations that will land you firmly on someone’s ‘Nice List’ this year.
The Willow is a real crowd-pleaser and makes the perfect gift for any style-conscious cyclists on your list. This classic bike comes in a selection of colours to suit everyone, with matching mudguards and, of course, a bike bell for the complete experience. As if that wasn’t enough, The Willow also has a picture-perfect wicker basket attached to the handlebars - making it the best gift for anyone who spends the year carefully curating their Instagram feed, too.
Looking for a gift for an adventurous type? Look no further than the Pioneer Trail, with a sturdy aluminium frame, adjustable handlebars and a 21-speed gearset for easy handling. There’s also the Strada X, a hybrid commuter bike that will be perfect for anyone who needs to cycle to the office in the week but wants to hit the trails to let off some steam at the weekend.
Child bike seats
If you’re Christmas shopping for parents or families, a good child bike seat can truly change the game. For the most memorable family bike rides and for helping little ones fall in love with cycling even quicker, we recommend bike seats for children that actually help them feel part of the ride.
Both the Kazam Link Tagalong Trailer Child Bike Seat and the Weeride Copilot Tagalong Trailer Seat let budding cyclists pedal along on an extension of the adult bike. These child bike seats even have adjustable handlebars, so they can feel like they’re truly steering their own way. It’s the perfect gift for families looking to spend more time together or those with particularly adventurous little ones!
Looking for a cycling Christmas jumper for that special someone this year? Why not treat them to a limited edition Raleigh sweatshirt so they can show off their cycling credentials?
Available in multiple colours, the jumpers are ideal for throwing on for a cold bike ride or even wearing every day thanks to the fashionable style and design (even if we do say so ourselves).
Whether you’re treating yourself this Christmas or are shopping for a very special someone, an electric bike is sure to be the star of the holiday season. Electric bikes are efficient, easier and - let’s be honest - extremely cool. The rechargeable battery and electric motor provide a boost as you pedal, making cycling easier and helping you go further (essential after all that Christmas pudding).
For the commuter in your life, a folding electric bike like the Stow-E-Way offers practicality without compromising on performance. They can fold it up for easy storage (ideal for flats or small spaces) and easily get it up and running whenever they need to get going.