For the cy­clist who has ev­ery­thing

Cycling Weekly - - FEATURE -

1 Alpine climbs scratch poster

Even over­weight cy­clists have an ob­ses­sion with hills. Why not feed it with this scratch-off map of the best Alpine climbs? It might even be a good ex­cuse for a for­eign trip, though with 122 climbs across four coun­tries you’re go­ing to need a vast bank ac­count and an even big­ger stash of brownie points. mapsin­ter­na­tional.co.uk £14.99

2 At­tack the pack card game

Bit chilly out­side? Touch of driz­zle in the air? Call it a du­vet day and break open the cards. Take on dif­fer­ent ter­rains and weather con­di­tions as you launch breaks, build al­liances and, ul­ti­mately, go for the win. You’re a bike racer once again, a steely-eyed hard man/woman of the road who flinches at noth­ing. As long as it’s eight de­grees or more out. at­tack­thep­ack.com £15

3 Fon­derie roger cy­cling Fig­urines

The per­fect bed­side ta­ble ac­cou­trement, these hand-painted metal fig­urines are avail­able in a vast ar­ray of de­signs, from retro kits like Faema and Brook­lyn through to na­tional team and Grand Tour jer­seys. cy­cling­sou­venirs.com from £12 each

4 in­ner phone case

Fi­nally, the ex­cuse you needed to chuck out that mas­sive pile of punc­tured tubes that you like to think you’ll re­pair one day but know you never will. This neat phone case is made from in­ner tubes res­cued from UK land­fill, and is lined with a tra­di­tional African wax print cloth. cy­cle­of­good.com £14.50

5 coast­ers

Whether it’s a Christ­mas tip­ple at a fam­ily gath­er­ing or post-ride swigs from a bidon, you’ll need some­thing to rest your drink on. As a cy­clist you don’t want to be as­so­ci­ated with any old coaster — en­ter these stylish items. It’s iconic retro de­signs or twowheeled proverbs, we’ve got it cov­ered. he­le­natycedesigns.com (Free­dom, £3.95); sum­mitfin­ish.co.uk (retro, £5)

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