Last week I turned 24 and enjoyed a 4 day weekend (because why not?) of celebrations with friends and family – reminding me just how lucky I really am! This particular post is inspired by my good friend Felicity who bought me a pretty damn cool present. I therefore thought I’d put together a list for all budgets of some presents you may want to buy for that cool beginner cycling friend of yours 🙂
It’s important to stay hydrated so help to look after your cycling friend with a nice easy cheap present! Everyone needs one… This is from the Chris Hoy range and is £4.99 at Evans.
Puncture Repair Kit
As I discovered on a recent bike ride always carry a puncture repair kit consisting of a pump and spare inner tube. May not be a glamorous gift but it is a gift which could possibly help your friend avoid a very long walk home. Trust me, they will thank you! The pack featured in the photo above is from Lezyne and is priced at £4.05 on wiggle.
Fix Your Bike
Now obviously if you have a puncture repair kit you do actually need to know how to use it! This my friends is where this wonderful book from my friend Felicity comes in useful. I’ve been relying on the bike fairy aka Matt for any maintenance work on my bike so this has come at a perfect time. Not only is this book very pretty with the colourful illustrations but is full of interesting and useful facts including great cycling moments, detailed diagrams explaining each part and component on your bike along with tips on how to cycle safely.I have a feeling this is going to become my new best friend. Get it on Amazon for £9.98.
For when you need that caffeine boost – need I say more? Check out notonthehighstreet for cute personalised options!
Tickets to a Track Event
There’s nothing quite like watching the professionals! If you’re lucky enough to have a Velodrome near you (Manchester, Derby, London, Glasgow) then attending a cycling track event is a great affordable day out. Me & Matt have visited the Revolution Series a few times now – you can read about it here and the atmosphere is truly amazing. It’s impossible not to be inspired by the likes of Laura Trott and Owain Doull. In Manchester you can get premium evening tickets for around £24. Pre-register and you can get discounted premium tickets which are well worth it for the view. Find out more here.
If you’re feeling generous…
Cycling Magazine Subscription
Cycling magazines such as Cycling Weekly and Cyclist are perfect for road cyclists of all abilities as they give you hints and tips, news from the world of cycling and information on the latest must have gadgets and gear. I am personally a big fan of Cyclist Magazine with its striking photography and glossy cover. You can currently get 13 issues for £ 65.99 here. Perfect to read with a coffee after your bike ride.
I hope this provides you with some inspiration! Let me know what you have bought in the past in the comments section below 🙂
Thanks Fee! x