We’ve all been there, opening a present from our loved ones that we really, really didn’t want… Often, followed by the dreaded question, “Do you like it?!” Here at Skedaddle, we want to help avoid those awkward Christmas moments, so we’ve compiled a list of the best presents that can get any keen cyclist buzzing this Christmas…
Sustrans Seasonal Cards, Gift Wrap and Tags
Did you know? We donate 5p to Sustrans for every mile you cycle on the National Cycle Network, during our UK holidays. To date, we’ve raised a whopping £28,000. Sustrans are a UK walking and cycling charity and leaders of the National Cycling Project, and they have recently released seasonal Christmas cards, as well as gift wrap and tags on their online shop, perfect for sending to cycling lovers! The cards, envelopes and packaging are all recyclable and were printed in a UK renewable power plant, and every purchase helps to support the charity. You can also check out their range of gift options from their store here. From bicycle hangers to enamel mugs – there’s loads to choose from!
Pasta di Bici!
We all know someone who is cycling mad and has almost EVERYTHING. Foska’s Pasta di Bici is a present that even the keenest cyclists won’t have in their cupboards (surely?!) Perfect fuel for a day’s cycling or to enjoy after a tough ride, bike shaped pasta is certainly an outside of the box idea for a Christmas gift! Although it’s well known that nothing quite beats a Skedaddle picnic, Pasta di Bici for sure comes pretty close…
Scratch off UK Cycle Climbs Map
A particularly wonderful gift for any keen road cyclists is the UK Cycle Climbs scratch off map. The map has 75 cycle climbs that is perfect for tracking your progress and setting yourself new challenges around the UK. They can also be customised for a nice personal touch this Christmas.
Go the extra mile…
Winter Cycling Kit
A wise man once said: ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothes’. We couldn’t agree more and have developed an official winter kit guide, including essential items from Endura to keep everyone going this winter. There’s a selection of perfect gift ideas that you can choose from for those who have enjoyed getting out on bikes more this year and want to keep those feel-good feelings going!
Even better still, if you book a holiday with us in 2020/2021, you will be eligible for an exclusive 15% off at Endura – the perfect way to make savings on the specialist kit this Christmas! Think you’re eligible for the discount or have any questions? Drop our team a line to find out more and get your discount code!
However, if you and your loved ones would prefer to stay mostly inside during colder months… indoor training is important to stay fit enough to be able to jump back on the saddle when warm days are back! Indoor turbo trainers have transformed bike training forever and are a perfect way to keep pedalling whilst avoiding the cold weather – a very thoughtful gift for a cyclist in your life.
Founded in 1898, Deuter offer a wide range of backpacks which have been carefully designed for outdoor lovers! Perfect for cyclists, Deuter backpacks are often donned by our amazing guides on our tours across the globe, and we think they would look fantastic and be of great use for Skedaddlers too. The backpacks have a range of features, from valuable pockets to rain cover and helmet holders. Explore Deuter’s full range of backpacks here, we’re sure one would look great under the tree! If you’re looking for something a little cheaper, check out their accessories range – perfect gifts as stocking fillers!
Skedaddle Gift Vouchers
The ideal present for repeat offenders, Skedaddle gift vouchers are available to be used on any of our holidays, of which there are now over 220! Our vouchers are available to customise for any amount (starting at £25). Contact our team directly or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!
It’s never too early to get the Christmas shopping started, so start ordering your gifts to make sure there are plenty of cycle themed presents under the tree this Christmas morning!