Could there be a better present for the passionate cyclist? Zwift has taken the world by storm in the last few years, becoming one of the most popular indoor cycling training tools in the world.
Zwift allows to ride from the comfort of your own home in a virtual world with incredibly realistic feel against (or with) riders from all over the world. During the Covid-19 pandemic, it became the trainer of choice for many pros and performances on it have allowed some riders to make the next step in their careers. But, for most, it is a tool to make mundane indoor training fun. Something it does with ease. The recipient of your gift will need a compatible device and indoor trainer, and £12.99 a month for the subscription. So, you don’t even need to pay up the full cost!
We all know that We Love Cycling is the best magazine out there, but even we have to admit that there is alternatives out there. For an avid reader this is a great present for those looking to expand their knowledge and enjoyment of the sport. The best thing is in 2021, is there is something for everyone.
Does the cyclist in your life need a challenge to get them motivated and riding? Well the perfect answer to this is the humble sportive. No matter where you are in the world, chances are there is a local, organised challenge to explore. Failing that some of the biggest sportives in the world can be bought online such as the Gran Fondo series or L’Etape, which can allow you to ride on the same stages as the Tour De France.
Most challenges come with varying degrees of difficulty, meaning it doesn’t really matter if your loved one is a novice or a seasoned veteran, there is always something new to try.
Why not take your favourite cyclists enjoyment of the sport onto a new level with a subscription package that they can use when on the bike? Strava is the first one that springs to mind, with their premium service priced at around £4.99 a month. This offers you an in-depth look into your training, whilst allowing them to plan their own routes, compare themselves against others and race for those fables KOMs. Strava is not the only service either. If your loved one is more of the explorer, why not buy them the world package on Komoot, giving them access to a literal world of maps in one lump sum.
There are hundreds if not thousands of gift ideas for cyclists, ranging from the newest kit to the smallest allen key. But this list, for the most part, is easily sourced when time is not on your side. So even if you are struggling on Christmas Eve or on another future occasion, these ideas will certainly help you get some brownie points and get your loved one something they will be able to enjoy for a long time to come.