Christmas Gift Guide 2013: 12 presents for cyclists

Got a friend with an passion for all things pedal-powered? You’ll find the perfect gift for them right here

The bicycle is the most popular vehicle on the planet, and chances are you have a gaggle of muscular-thighed chums who go mad for everything two-wheeled. Struggling to find the perfect present for them this year? Fear not: we’ve assembled 12 fantastic cycling-related gifts right here for your perusal.

Knog Blinder (From £26)

It might look simple, but the Blinder is a bright spot in the world of bike lights. Not only does it boast four powerful LEDs (visible at up to 800m), a waterproof design and an innovative rubber clasp that makes it painless to attach and remove from a bike frame, but it charges via USB – so there’s no need to invest in batteries.

Vulpine Merino Alpine Jersey (£95)

Made entirely from super-soft Tasmanian Merino wool, this long-sleeved top will keep riders warm in “mild to cool” weather. Odour-resistant and naturally temperature-regulating, it’s designed to be worn all day.

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Topeak Mini 9 Pro Tool (£16)

A lightweight, pocket-sized tool offering six Allen keys, tyre levers and a Phillips screwdriver, the Mini 9 Pro comes in three metal versions – or if you’re feeling more generous, you can buy your buddy the even lighter carbon fibre edition (£27).

Rapha Cycling City Guide set (£25)

Rapha is best known for its cycling clothing, but has put together this useful collection of guides to eight European cities, each packed with info, maps and illustrations designed to help the reader explore said city on two wheels and small enough to slip into a cycling jersey pocket.

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