Urban cycling can be a tricky business when the weather changes. The short days, rain, ice, wind and cold do their best to keep you off the bike but with a few clever bits of kit you'll find yourself relishing a wet, January day, "cold" will become "invigorating", "wet" will become "refreshing" and riding home in the dark will bring a sense of adventure.
There is something rather fun about kitting up, confidently knowing you can handle whatever the seasons throw at you. Here at Always Riding we have put together a collection of urban cycling gifts ideal for treating a loved one, friend, colleague or even yourself.
It's inevitable it will be blustery this winter and although we've put the Craft jacket and Showers Pass gloves in our urban cycling gift guide, they really are suitable for all riding styles (as long as it's windy).
Throw-back tees are hot property these days so why not show your cycling acumen with the Cinelli Columbus or the Molteni from Whitstable.
Light your way home from after work excursions, late night spins and all night urban explores with a decent set of bike lights.
Urban cycling bag extras can be a real help, whether it's somewhere to stash your tools and spare tube or an easy access tech pouch these little gifts will certainly find a welcome home.
The cold in December and January can be biting - these gloves and tights from Craft help to bite back.
Great cycling tees make an ideal present - the Muxu Ride Jersey takes a technical approach with a rear pocket and an on the bike cut whilst the Morvelo Road Trip is just an awesome design.