We've put together our Christmas Gift Guide of cool presents - we really want this Christmas.
Avoid clip-on wing mirrors from your sister or a high-vis safety bib from your mother-in-law with our pick of Christmas Gifts for Cyclists.
We're supporting local by buying from Yorkshire suppliers or our local bike shops. Check out our wishlist and forward to your family...
Off-The-Bike Health Tracker
When you're training hard it's so important to track your fitness off the bike too. An ideal Christmas gift for cyclists is the Garmin Vivomove HR Activity Tracker; it includes heart rate monitoring, stress tracking and a relaxation timer, VO2 max and fitness age tracker, steps/calories/distance counter plus all the modern smart notifications such as texts and social media updates.
Support your local bike shop who stocks Garmin. We'll be getting ours from Prologue in Harrogate.
Peloton Mode Smart Light
This intelligent rear light is an ideal Christmas gift for cyclists who commute, ride with a group/club or do chain gang. What's cool is the Ambient Kinetic Technology (ReAKT) enables the light to automatically flare under braking. It also dims upon detection of a rider's front light behind you, to prevent a dazzling effect, but flares up as a beacon when you're at the back of the bunch.
Spatz overshoes have evolved through countless cold wet miles in The Yorkshire Dales by local professional cyclist and NFTO team manager Tom Barras. Spatz are now widely seen across Yorkshire's roads throughout winter due to their innovative and unique design. A perfect Christmas gift for cyclists is the new Spatz Basez Winter Baselayer which we've heard great feedback about.
Yorkshire Worlds 2019 Experience
Yorkshire Worlds Rides aren't a sportive. Yorkshire Worlds Rides are an awesome, fully supported pro-level experience with like-minded cyclists taking on the brutal 2019 Elite Men's Road Race course (180km). Whether you fancy a challenging day out on the bike or a whole weekend cycling break in Yorkshire, our Worlds Rides are an ideal Christmas experience gift for cyclists.
Le Col Autumn/Winter Kit
As our 2019 kit supplier we've been lucky enough to sample some of the new 2019 Autumn/Winter kit... and we love it! It's so well made, well fitting, insulated, warm, wind- and waterproof, but more importantly, it looks super-cool on the bike. We love the bib tights and the Pinnacle long-sleeve jersey. On our Christmas gift wishlist is the Sport Jacket.
Ok, so we've already got our own Struggle mudflaps courtesy of local Yorkshire company TopFlaps. We thought we'd put these personalised mudflaps in our gift guide for cyclists as they're a perfect token gift for a group of riding friends or your club mates. Design your own or use their in-house service and order yours now to keep you and your peloton's faces clean this winter.
VeloSkin Sportive Bundle
Another Yorkshire based brand, VeloSkin has a handy Sportive Bundle Christmas gift for cyclists. The VeloSkin Sportive Bundle includes shave cream to prepare your legs in true cyclist style, chamois cream to keep you comfortable in the saddle and soothing gel to aid recovery of under carriage and legs.
Struggle Gift Voucher
Struggle Christmas gift vouchers for cyclists are an ideal way to get your mates on the start line with you. Simple - buy them an entry they can't refuse. Struggle Christmas gift vouchers for cyclists are available for any Struggle event in 2019 and also come with a finisher's jersey option too. Give a gift of a goal this Christmas.
Paria Off-The-Bike Wear
You know we're cyclists even when we're off the bike. That's because we're either wearing our Struggle HQ uniform or we're in David Millar's Chapter 3 or La Machine casual wear. On our 2019 Christmas gift wishlist is Paria's latest range of hoodies and tees from this edgy Leeds-based brand.
Latest Pro Trump Cards
On our Struggle Christmas Gift Guide is Pro Cycling Trumps. One of our mini members of Struggle HQ loves to play Pro Cycling Trumps when we visit Commute Cycling Cafe. We bought the little man a set but can't stop playing ourselves. We love how up-to-date this set is; battling 2018's star riders like Dylan Groenewegen against Fernando Gaviria.
Russ Ellis Prints
When he's not shooting for Struggle Events Russ Ellis can mostly be seen on the sidelines of the biggest bike races in the world as Team Sky Official photographer. Yorkshireman Russ Ellis has taken some outstanding images throughout his career and some are available for sale on SpinShed - another local Yorkshire business selling independent cycling brands. Check out SpinShed for more Christmas gifts for cyclists.
Struggle Finisher Kit by Le Col
Struggle Finisher Kit by Le Col is available to pre-order now. It's an ideal Christmas gift for anyone already signed up to Struggle in 2019. Kit includes Le Col Club or Pro fits for men and women. Don't miss out on pre-ordering your finisher kit.
Giro Aether Helmet
The Aether is Giro’s new road helmet, incorporating new 'MIPS Spherical' technology (two separate layers of foam held together with an elastomer attachment that rotate independently of a rider’s head). The Aether is a subtle improvement on the Synthe MIPS, with new 'MIPS Spherical' that takes the concept of protecting the brain from rotational forces to the next level. Giro claims MIPS Spherical is its best integration of MIPS yet in terms of comfort, ventilation, and aerodynamics.
Support your local bike shop who stocks Giro. We'll be getting ours from Prologue in Harrogate.
Light, easy drinking and so refreshing; a case of Cold Bath beer in the fridge is a must for winter warriors braving the elements. Sunday evenings aren't the same without a much-deserved beer on the sofa after a long ride, which is why we've included Cold Bath Brewing in our Christmas Gift Guide for cyclists.
Sportive Nutrition Pack
If you've signed up to Struggle you'll want to be training using the sports nutrition you'll be using on the day of the main event. Luckily OTE Sports have a great Starter Pack bundle, making a great Christmas gift for cyclists. It allows you to try all the nutrition and get your body used to the products.
Big Bobble Hat
On our Christmas Gift Guide is a Struggle Big Bobble Hat. These cycling themed Big Bobble Hats have become a must-have for all avid cycling fans and have taken over the crowds at all major bike races. Struggle Events and Big Bobble Hats have teamed up so you can stand out from the crowd with a unique Struggle Yorkshire Big Bobble Hat.
Struggle has teamed up with Mint Coaching to offer bespoke personal 6 week and 12 week coaching packages to get you at your fitness come the sportive season. Struggle Coached Rider packages can be ordered now and started at any time.