No matter how hard you try to ignore it, Christmas is well and truly on its way. And as much as you might want to wait until Christmas Eve to head to the petrol station for some last-minute presents, there's nothing like being prepared to avoid disappointment either for yourself or for your loved ones.
So whether you’re looking for a stocking filler for a workmate or want to treat someone (or yourself) to something extra special, we thought we’d put together a little guide with some great ideas from our trusted friends in the industry, to help you make Christmas 2021 one to remember.
OTE Sports Hydro Tabs
A fellow Yorkshire based brand, OTE Sports has been fuelling some of the top athletes for several years. From protein bars to energy gels, there’s something for everyone to try. Their hydro tabs especially make great stocking fillers at under £10. And just in time for Christmas, we're collaborating with OTE to give our customers an exclusive 20% off their entire range on Amazon. Simply enter code VELOSKIN at checkout*. Click here
to visit their store.
VeloSkin Starter Pack
And if sticking at £10 or below is key, perhaps for a secret Santa, we have a couple of things you could choose from. Our starter pack
, for example, includes a VeloSkin bidon and three sachets (including Chamois Cream, Recovery Gel and Moisturiser). It's a great way to try some of our most popular products before committing to a full-sized tin and makes the ideal stocking filler for the discerning cyclist in your life.
FOR THE FASHIONABLE CYCLIST
Le Col Warmers
Well-known for their high-end cycling kit, Le Col has become a staple in many a fashionable cyclist's wardrobes over the last couple of years. In fact, our own custom kit
is made by them! As riders who want to stay outside as long as we can before retreating to the turbo, we like the look of the Arm & Leg Warmers Bundle
, which saves 15% compared to buying the items separately, and is music to our frugal Yorkshire ears.
TIME TO ACCESSORISE
Whether it's protecting your eyes from the sun, or the spray being kicked up off the road in winter, sunglasses are key to cycling comfortably all year round. SunGod sunglasses are used by some of the best in the business, and for good reason. Their Pace series
is designed especially for cycling, and features superb clarity lenses and a choice of frame shape.
POC Road Helmet
Perfect for winter riding, POC’s Ventral Tempus Spin’s fully covered shell keeps out all the stuff you don't want (rain, wind, snow) but has carefully positioned vents at the rear to prevent you from overheating. They also have a rather snazzy orange colourway, but we may be biased with that!
Tubolito Inner Tube
Inner tubes. They may not be the most flash present in the world, but that’s because you haven’t been given Tubolito tubes
. Made with the same puncture resistance of butyl tubes but with less of the weight (up to 70g per wheel on the road bike variations), these compact tubes make perfect sense for the weight-conscious rider. They even come in variations for different bikes, whether you're a mountain biker, a roadie, or a commuter. And did we mention they're orange?
Band of Climbers Cappuccino Cup
If you’re anything like us, you’ll love a good coffee. Whether it’s from a posh machine or hand pressed, we’re not snobs. But what we do like, is a good quality cup to drink from. The Band of Climbers Caffeine & Cols Cappuccino Cup combines our two favourite things about cycling - hills and coffee. Okay maybe we made the first bit up, but we do love a cappuccino!
THE LAST-MINUTE GIFT
If you're reading this on Christmas Eve, don't worry, we offer Gift Cards ranging between £10 and £250 for a quick and easy present. So go make sure Father Christmas has enough beer and cookies to last the night and make this Christmas a cycling-friendly one!
*T&C's: Code must be entered at checkout. No minimum value. Discount ends 31/12/21
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