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Best Christmas presents for cycling kids - 2018 gift guide
With Christmas nearly upon us, we know that Santa and his helpers will soon be starting to choose all the bikes and cycling related presents that some very good (and lucky) children will be getting this year. To help them out, we've selected some of our favourite Christmas presents, that we know any young Cycle Sprog would love to find in their stocking or under the tree come Christmas morning.
This is also the time of year you can really help us here at Cycle Sprog - if you buy a gift through many of the links we'll get a small commission. This doesn't in any way affect the price you pay, but will really help us to keep the website going into 2019 (and hopefully beyond!).
Christmas presents for cycling kids
Camelbak Mini Mule
This is a win-win present! Your Cycle Sprog gets to feel all grown up as they wear one of these really cool Camelbak Mini Mule packs, whilst your rucksack gets lighter. As well as carrying their own water, the pockets on the Mini Mule mean they can also take snacks, a foldable jacket and a spare inner tube. They come in a range of colours, including pinky purple, black, camouflage green, blue and red.
The Camelbak Mini Mule has an RRP of £49.99 but you can get it for just £34.19 at Tredz if you use the code WINTER10 at checkout.
For slightly smaller Cycle Sprogs there's the Camelbak Skeeter which doesn't have pockets but gets them used to carrying their own load
Pro Cycling Top Trumps
Get a bit of healthy competition going once the Christmas dinner is over with Pro Cycling Top Trumps. There's several different versions, including a pack that features the Women's Pro Peleton - what an inspiration!
If your Cycle Sprog likes to look the part whilst out on their bike, then a cycling jersey makes a great present. Here's our favourites for both trails and road - they all come in a range of colours and sizes to suit even the youngest riders
The Endura Kids MT500JR Long Sleeve Jersey comes in three colour choices and 3 sizes. It's currently reduced to £26.59 at Tredz
ShredXS kit is some of the most durable mountain biking kit for kids, that starts in really small sizes. They do long and short sleeve versions as well as zipped jerseys for those who like a tighter road/cx fit.
BikeInn have a wide selection of kids sized road jerseys - from replica race and team kit through to more fun and funky designs, there should be something to suit every Cycle Sprog.
One of the most frustrating things about Lego is the lack of bikes - everything seems to feature those ubiquitous black wheels! Thankfully Lego are now selling a pack containing two bikes, a skateboard, two cycle racks, helmets and various other accessories. Perfect for helping your Cycle Sprog create scenarios that feature their favourite mode of transport.
They've also got traffic lights and street furniture if your Cycle Sprog is keen to create their cycling utopia!
Make your own bike lights
Combine their love of cycling with their thrist for knowledge with this educational yet fun kit. With the Tech Will Save Us Racing Light Racer kit your Cycle Sprog will get to learn all about electrical circuits whilst assembling a light to fit to their bike.
For the smallest Cycle Sprogs, a Toddlebike is the best way to get them started! It's lightweight and cheap, and will tide them over until they're ready to move onto a balance bike.
Flying Fergus Books
For Fergus fans, then the latest installment "The Secret Cycle Scoop" is a must. It's the 9th in the series and the pressure is piling on for Daisy and Fergus. For those coming to the series for the first time, they're written by Sir Chris Hoy (with the help of a professional writer). You do need to start with Book 1 as they follow on from on another.
There's nothing worse than hands that are too cold to ride their new bike, so a pair of warm gloves makes a great stocking filler.
These Kipsta gloves from Decalthon are designed for ball sports but are great for cycling too as they're nice and grippy and keep hands warm on cool days. They're suitable for ages 4 and over.
For colder weather or slightly longer rides, then the Polaris Mini Hoolie gloves are a good choice. They're also highly reflective, so great for riding to and from school.
THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS PRESENT - A new bike!!!!
Of course, we had to save the best for last, didn't we!!! Obviously there's too many bike sizes and types to list in this one post. However, Frog Bikes are one of the most popular kids bike ranges, with virtually every type of kids bike you can think of - balance bikes in various sizes, starter bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain, road/cyclocross and track bikes.
At the moment all Frog Bikes come with either a free helmet or free lights at Tredz using the code shown next to the bike - either FREEHELMET or BESAFE.
Order by 5pm on Tuesday 18th December for free Christmas delivery.
If Frog Bikes aren't quite right, then we have lots of other guides to help you pick the right bike for your Cycle Sprog:
- The best bike for a 1 year old
- Choosing the best balance bike for your child - 2018
- The best 14" starter bikes for ages 3 and 4 years
- The best 16" wheel bikes for 4 and 5 year olds - Christmas 2018
- The best 18" wheel kids bikes
- The best bikes for 6 and 7 year old kids (20" wheels)
- The best kids 20" wheel mountain bikes
- Best girls bikes - as recommended by girls who ride bikes
- The best road racing bikes for kids (with 20" wheels)
- The best kids 24" wheel mountain bikes - Christmas 2018
- The best road racing bikes for kids - 24" wheels
- Best 26" wheel kids bikes - last stop before an adult bike!
- The best kids 26" wheel mountain bikes - Winter 2018
- The best full suspension kids mountain bikes - December 2018
- 12 things you need to know before buying a kids bike
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