Wow, 2022 has been such a busy year for me and others, and I’ve not found time to publish my usual Christmas gift guide in early December, instead this year I’m just going with my last minute Christmas gift ideas for female road cyclists.
I guarantee she’ll like any of these much better than diamond earrings. Ha, ha. I’m joking about that. Head to a jeweller this afternoon and buy her the earrings, as well as something from this list.
Voucher from her favourite bike shop
If you buy her a voucher from her favourite local bike shop she’ll be able to select something she really wants like a new bike (or at least the deposit), new shoes, helmet or this summer’s most fashionable kit. You’ll also be supporting local retail. My favourite LBS is Ashfield Cycles.
Subscription to Bicycling Australia
I do confess that I’m a contributor to this great magazine so I thoroughly recommend you buy her a subscription to Bicycling Australia so she can read about all the best road gear, holidays, training tips and much more.
It might be too late to find a book shop with this great book by Selene Yeager about women’s cycling – The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women, but you can still buy the e-book version.
Entry into an event
This one’s a bit contentious with so many cancellations in the last two years. Hopefully, we’ll see more of our favourite events return in 2022. I’m signed up for the Mudgee Classic on Sunday, 30 April 2023 and I’m looking forward to a great weekend away as well. Or there is plenty of other mass participation rides around Australia to choose from.
Make a donation
Make a donation to a cycling-related charity in her name. My favourite bike-related charity is World Bicycle Relief which supplies much need bikes to people in developing countries.
If she’s keen on riding indoors on a smart trainer, then a subscription to online training Zwift which has a monthly fee is a great idea. Why not prepay for 12 months to encourage her to start 2022 with some ambitious training goals?
Cyclogy is a Sydney-based online cycle apparel and accessory store so if you’re very quick you might make it just in time to order one of their colourful jerseys and matching knicks. And if you leave it to the very last minute you can always buy a gift voucher.