Stocking Fillers – under £35
Stealth Protein Gels – £2.50 –Packed with 20g protein per serving, these are a great way of kick starting your post workout recovery or for keeping you topped up as you train. And with a great all-natural berry flavour too, it’ll give your tastebuds a break from leftover turkey!
Assos Pocket Penknife – £31.99 – Swiss brand meets swiss army in the perfect unique gift. With a ring to attach it to your keys, this is the perfect little tool to keep on you at all times! And if it doesn’t make your penknife, it’s a great item to show off to your mates!
Nuun Active tablets – £6.99 – They taste great and are available in a range of natural flavours. With a perfect balance of electrolytes to allow you to perform at your best, but free of carbs, they’re an essential must-have for your training. And even more vital on those long sweaty turbo sessions!
Balega Running Socks – £12.00 – There’s nothing like a pair of socks for Christmas, and these come in a range of funky colours to keep all tastes happy. With a cushioned material, elasticated arch support, and moisture-managing yarn, these will keep you comfy through the longest of marathons or the fastest of sprints.
X Bionic Headband – £27.00 – Cold ears make the world a sad place. This headband has both insulating and sweat processing properties, meaning you’ll be kept toasty but not totally toasted. It fits all head shapes, and is thin enough to fit under a bike helmet, meaning it will suit for your ride, your run, or your trip to the boxing day sales!
Chamois Crème – £11.99 – You may be feeling a little heavy on your saddle after the Christmas feasting, so make sure you keep yourself comfortable. With antibacterial properties and a menthol cooling effect, its sure to keep your important bits happy and healthy.
For under the tree, but not for breaking the bank – up to £100
Assos Bonka Gloves – £95.00
Designed for the deepest of winters, Santa probably needs these when on his sleigh. Boasting both water and wind resistance, and a thermal layer suitable down to -4 degrees, these will keep your digits dextrous through those long winter miles. They make you hand feel like they’re in a duvet – and we know bed is the second best place to be other than on your bike!
Infini Light Set – £69.99- These are a firm favourite of ours in the shop, with a 300 lumen front and 50 lumen rear light – both of which will easily outshine rudolph’s nose. With USB charging capabilities and mounting via rubber bands, they’re hassle and battery free for ease of use.
Mio heart rate monitor – £74.99 – A continuous heart rate monitor that does away with the need for uncomfortable chest straps and connects to all ANT+ fitness apps, activity monitors, and bike computers. With LED lights to show you what hear rate zone you’re in, you get live feedback as to just how excited you are by the Christmas special of Eastenders.
X Bionic ‘The Trick’ running shirt – £60.00 – With innovative design and materials to let you train further and harder without overheating, these baselayers are thermal but prevent temperature spikes and keep you at an optimal temperature to allow you to smash that next run!
The first items on your list to Santa – over £100
Castelli Perfetto jersey – £175.00 – Perfetto means perfect. And Castelli aren’t lying here – this foul weather race jersey really is the business. With an aero cut and unique windproof and water repellent fabric that keeps you warm no matter what the weather throws at you, you’ll soon realise why every other brand has created it’s own version of this game-changing garment.
Kask Protone Helmet – £199.00 – Kask’s aero lid not only makes you 0.1kph faster, it also makes you look 0.1% cooler. Weighing in at only 230g and with a unique closure system designed to work with any shaped noggin, you won’t even know you’ve got it on.
Garmin Edge 520 – £309.99 – One of the newest additions to the Edge family, this little gadget gives you things to play with whether on the road or stuck indoors. They’re fully compatible with your Smart Trainer so there’s no escape from that interval, but also have full Strava connectability such as live segments and live uploads for willy waving to your mates, and, of course, proving that ride really did happen.
On Cloud Flyer Trainers – £130.00 – The perfect blend of light weight and stability, these give you an agile and fleet-footed feel but ensure that your feet are getting the protection and support that they need. They look great too, making them just as well suited to your everyday jeans as your running shorts.
For if you’ve been a very good boy/girl this year…
SRAM red eTap groupset – £1,180 – Faultless shifting at the merest touch of a button, this system really does make mechanical systems seem stone-age. No wiring means its ridiculously easy to install and remove for travel or maintenance, and a great battery life leaves you confident that it won’t leave you taking the single speed option home from a long ride.
Fizik R1B road shoe – £299.99 – The ULTIMATE race shoe, as used by the pro peloton. With unique ‘Volume Control’ technology and an ‘Extended Power Strap’, these will fit like a slipper on any foot. And it’s not just about comfort; super-light, super stiff, and super-vented, you’ll be dancing your way to victory throughout 2017 in these.
Vittoria Fraxion Wheelset – £1,099.00 – We always think that one of the first things to upgrade on your bike are the wheels. With a wide rim for comfort, but aero profile and 45mm depth for speed, these are a great all round option. Combining an alloy braking surface with a carbon fairing, these wheels are stiff and solid and provide reliable braking. Whatever your discipline, these are going to tick the box.