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RCUK's Christmas Gift Guide: Last minute present ideas

With Christmas now less than a week away, here’s a a round-up of our Gift Guides, plus six more last minute present ideas. Most online retailers’ delivery deadlines are fast approaching , so get your skates on – or head down to your local bike shop.

Christmas Gift Guide round-up

Ten cycling books

Stocking fillers – ten under £10

Five under £50

Splash the cash – five under £150

And half-a-dozen last minute present ideas…

Rapha Merino Socks – £15

Millions of pairs of socks will be unwrapped on the morning of December 25 but few will be as luxurious as Rapha’s. They’re made from Merino, which feels great next to your skin, locking in heat while allowing moisture to escape.

Giro Westerly Wool Winter Gloves – £25

These gloves are made from a fabric which is called Merino perform™ Advantage which boils down to a wool body with a light fleece lining. That results in a pair of gloves that keep your hands warm in temperatures close to freezing, while the silicon gripper patterning ensures a secure hold on ‘bars and brake levers. Read the full review or buy them on Mpora Gear.

Muc-Off Ultimate Cleaning Kit – £49.99

Muc-Off’s Ultimate Cleaning Kit will help keep your bike spic-and-span this winter. It contains bike cleaner (1 litre), bike spray (500ml), wet lube (50ml), drivetrain cleaner (250ml), a microfibre cloth, detailing brush, soft washing brush, two prong brush, claw brush and microcell sponge. Buy it on Mpora Gear.

dhb EQ2.5 Waterproof Jacket – £69.99

dhb is the in-house clothing brand of Wiggle and they’ve developed a strong reputation for good value clothing. While this waterproof jacket will still leave a hole in your wallet at £69.99, it’s packed with features seen on more expensive jackets. The 2.5 waterproof layer is backed up with a Teflon coating, while all the seams are fully taped. Buy it on Mpora Gear.

GoPro HD Hero2 – £299.99

The GoPro HD Hero video camera was updated earlier this year and can now capture 1080p HD video and 11 megapixel photographs thanks to a new sensor that delivers more than twice the image detail, along with professional low-light performance, while the wide-angle lens has also been redesigned, resulting in a lens that’s twice as sharp as the previous model. There are few better ways to capture your ride. Buy it on Mpora Gear.

Garmin Edge 800 Performance Pack – £399.99

The Edge 800 is Garmin’s top-of-the-range GPS computer. You can plan rides and follow them on the large colour screen, which can also display a host of stats like speed, distance and elevation, plus you can upload your rides to the Garmin Connect website to analyse your ride and chart progress. The performance pack also comes with a heart rate monitor cadence sensor and European mapping. Buy it on Mpora Gear.

What cycling gadgets do you want for Christmas? Tell us on the forum.


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