London Christmas Gift Guide: Cycling Edition

By Londonist Last edited 23 months ago
London Christmas Gift Guide: Cycling Edition

The team at London Cycling Campaign have helped us find the perfect presents for the bike-mad person in your life this Christmas.

If you’ve had it up to here fixing your friend's/partner's/dad's bike, then help them help themselves with a class at the London Bike Kitchen. You get two sessions of three hours each and a year's LBK membership thrown in too.
Maintenance Classes at the London Bike Kitchen, £70-£90

This sleek, stylish cape with a good snug hood will definitely keep you warm, dry and on your saddle this winter. There’s a range of really nice colours, a secure inner pocket for keeping your phone and wallet dry, and it even has reflective piping for night visibility.
Cycling poncho from Otto London, £88

Featuring a tube map-inspired design from Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, this chic little Oyster Card holder keeps you representing, even when you have to hop on a bus.
Oyster Card Wallet from London Transport Museum, £5.99

Inspired by the city skyline at night, the Brompton Black Edition is Brompton's sexiest model yet. It’s got all the usual fantastic design features that make Brompton the number one choice of folding bike. And its extremities are all finished in a gorgeous matt black. Mainframe colour options include black, white, orange, lime green and lagoon blue.

Brompton Black 2, £970 (two speed) and £1,030 (six speed)

These super-comfy and beautifully finished cushioned cycling knickers keep your gusset padded and draw away moisture for chafe-free days out on the velo. With four different designs in both brief and thong, they make an exceptionally good stocking-filler for any wheeling women in your life.
Bike Nicks, £26.99

Unable to find a children’s book that featured a bicycle, London Cycling Campaign staffer Tom Bogdanowicz decided to write and publish one himself. Fred the Magic Bicycle is a charming tale of fun and magic, and a third of the profit goes directly to LCC.
Fred the Magic Bicycle, £5

If you're looking for an achingly cool bike rack for your most on-point cycling loved ones, you've got to go Dutch. The rack can carry 10kg of cargo so it’s plenty strong enough for your average commuting load; it doesn’t look even slightly twee; and it has less of an effect on steering than your usual steel rack. Bingo.
Dutch Style Rack with Crate, £26 + £24

With options for both cycling individuals and families, LCC gift membership is the perfect prezzie for those London dwelling bicycle lovers in your life. Membership not only comes with great gifts but you’re also helping support LCC to make London a safer, more enjoyable cycling city!
London Cycling Campaign gift membership with free Lezyne bike lights, £40

Last Updated 08 December 2015

TonyJames

Some good ideas here, for anyone who is really stuck we've seen very nice HOY espresso coffee cups show up as half price at http://bikesy.co.uk/s/hoy/ - if you're quick you should be able to get them still at certain Evans shops on the high street, for the rest of today and tomorrow. Failing that it's (gulp!) full price equivalent at Rapha in Spitalfields or Soho...