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1 Cam­pag­nolo Corkscrew

What Christ­mas gift guide for cy­clists would be com­plete with­out some­thing to open the fes­tive bot­tles of wine with? Cam­pag­nolo’s enor­mous corkscrew will make light work of the most stub­born corks, but be warned, it comes with a price to match. cam­pag­nolo.com/uk €171

2 Be­spoke Bot­tle opener

From the rain­bow jer­sey to your own club colours, these wooden bot­tle open­ers can be painted in what­ever de­sign and like­ness you wish. The rib­bon-wrapped brown craft gift box they come in gives them ex­tra ku­dos too. Whether you’re go­ing low-al­co­hol or plan on get­ting swacked to the nines at Christ­mas, this will open all the bot­tles you de­sire. he­le­natycedesigns.com £55

3 stel­ton Col­lar grinder

Own­er­ship of a burr grinder is the fi­nal tick­box on the ‘real cof­fee con­nois­seur’ check­list, and you might as well go the whole hog with some Scandi chic while you’re at it. Stel­ton’s plush black and gold of­fer­ing doesn’t dis­ap­point — if you buy this as a gift, it’d bet­ter be for your­self, be­cause you’re go­ing to want to keep it. trea­cle­ge­orge.com £79.95

4 Coloral Cy­cling Bot­tle

De­signed to stay true to the orig­i­nal cy­cling bot­tle of the same name, this beau­ti­ful food-grade, brushed stain­lesssteel bidon has been adapted to fit

modern bot­tle cages. Truth be told, it’s too good for rid­ing with. It’s vac­uum insulated and is en­vi­ron­men­taly friendly too. No plas­tic is used in pro­duc­tion or pack­ag­ing and the com­pany sup­ports the Re-cy­cle and 1% For The Planet ini­tia­tives. coloral.cc £35

5 Colours of Cy­cling mugs

Wake up to a hot Christ­mas cuppa in one of these classy Grand Tour themed mugs from Vélolove. There are eight in to­tal to choose from, from the more es­o­teric Critérium du Dauphiné blue polka-dot moun­tains de­sign to the ‘arc-en-ciel’ world cham­pion’s rain­bow bands. velolove.cc £13

Cy­cling quote mugs

En­sure no­body ever for­gets how ded­i­cated to cy­cling you are with one of these quote mugs. Choose from 12, in­clud­ing ‘You have the same hours in a day as Mer­ckx’, which is our per­sonal favourite, even if it does make us feel lazy. velolove.cc £13

6 Bob­ble Presse

Surely the ul­ti­mate time-sav­ing cof­fee mak­ing de­vice, the Bob­ble Presse lets you leave the house half­way through cre­at­ing your cof­fee in the morn­ings. Grounds in, fill her up, and go. Three min­utes later as you’re run­ning for the train you can plunge your cof­fee and it’s ready. Just try not to cover your­self in it as you do so. au­teurlim­ited.co.uk £24.99

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