Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, presents are slowly stacking up under the tree – so why not treat yourself – or rather treat your bike – to an upgrade this Christmas.
While Eddy Merckx’s mantra was ‘don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades’, there’s still a lot to be said for giving your bike a new lease of life to inspire you to get out in the saddle, especially over winter..
The smallest changes can make a big difference, such as a fresh wrap of bar tape, or you can customise your steed to win extra style points on the club run.
And if your budget allows it, a new groupset or upgrading your wheels can transform your ride.
We’ve picked out some options at all ends of the budget scale, so go on – treat your bike. After all, it is basically a member of the family, right?