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cycleplan’s five best cycling stocking fillers

The Christmas countdown is now well and truly upon us, with advent calendars more than half opened and just nine days to go, time is rapidly running out for you to buy the perfect gift for your loved ones.

We know how challenging it can be buying for us cyclists, we either already have it, don’t like it, or are often very specific as to which brand we would like each part of our kit to be. So we have come up with a few affordable, last minute ideas to fill that stocking.



This book is a great gift for someone new to cycling. Cyclecraft provides a comprehensive guide to safe cycling for both adults and children. It contains practical advice on how to ride a bike confidently and safely in modern traffic conditions; choosing the right bike; basic skills; advanced techniques for cycling safely on busier roads and in faster traffic; advice on carrying children and goods; and riding in a group. RRP £16.99

For more information on picking the perfect children’s bike read our blog here

2. iPhone bike mount


When out cycling and  not too sure of your desired destination, navigations apps such as Cycle Streets and Google Maps can be extremely useful. Absolutely useless though if your phone is zipped up in your pocket!

The BioLogic Bike Mount lets you attach your iPhone to the handlebar of your bike so you can use GPS or another appropriate app to track your position, speeds and distance. The Bike Mount has a weatherproof case and a welded touch-sensitive membrane so your iPhone is completely protected from the weather, yet still fully functional. RRP £20

3. Rapha Essentials Case


The Rapha essentials case is absolutely perfect for any ride you may take – competitive, social or just training. The case provides perfect storage for essential cycling tools and valuables. The leather case comes in a choice of four colours and is designed to fit comfortably into a jersey pocket, with an internal sleeve that conveniently holds space for a credit card, while the larger main compartment can carry: a standard sized multi tool kit, a mobile phone or even a spare inner tube. RRP £45

4. Cycling weekly subscription


In the run up to Christmas Cycling Weekly are offering 37% off their annual subscriptions. Meaning you can subscribe from as little as £48.99 and never miss one of the 51 issues! The subscription could be a special gift for a family member or friend, offering them a weekly insight into the cycling world. That’s not all, now every print subscription comes with a free trial digital version for iPad and iPhone.

5. cycleplan insurance policy


For someone getting a new bike or cycling accessories how about giving them the gift of having complete peace of mind when out on their bike?

cycleplan will cover you in the in the eventuality that a bicycle or accessories are stolen, lost or damaged. It’s great value for money with a 20% off introductory discount, also 0% APR on monthly payments, should you choose to pay monthly.

We also offer a no postcode premium penalty, meaning that whether who you’re buying for lives in a rural or urban area, the annual fee will be exactly the same.

Get an instant specialised cycle insurance quote today

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