Looking for a special gift for the cycling lady in your life? We've put together a comprehensive Christmas list that's sure to deliver!
If you love women's cycling, then this is a must-read. Diverse stories and inside perspectives on cycling from the women involved – from fans and riders to journalists and presenters. With support for women's cycling growing in momentum, now's the perfect time to read this inspiring book.
A must-read book from some of the most notable female figures in world cycling, featuring contributions from: Emma O'Reilly, the soigneur for the U.S. Postal Service Team and one of the people responsible for bringing Lance Armstrong down as part of David Walsh's investigation; Betsy Andreu, wife of ex-professional cyclist Frankie Andreu and another Lance Armstrong nemesis; Michelle Cound, manager and partner of Tour de France winner Chris Froome; Juliet Macur, author of Cycle of Lies: the Fall of Lance Armstrong; and Jen See, who interviews Marianne Vos, arguably the greatest cyclist in the world right now.
Price: US $15/ AU $39
Fantastic, bright caps from Australian brand Queen of the Mountain – and check out the company strapline: 'I can. I will. End of story.'
Price: US $24.60 + shipping, AU $35 + shipping
Think arm warmers are boring? Not any more. The perfect cycling add-on for all weather conditions, these in-your-face floral arm warmers are anti-UV, moisture-wicking and feature an insulated brushed interior.
Price: US $30 / UK £20 / AU $41
A set of 2 cups to celebrate the feeling of freedom that only mountain biking delivers - these blue and yellow mountain biking cups come with matching white saucers and feature a thick-walled design in the classic Italian style. They are kiln-fired, rather than digitally printed, resulting in a stunning high-gloss finish.
Price: US $37/ UK £25 / AU $49
This UK-based charity provides bikes to people in the poorest parts of Africa, many of whom have to walk miles each day for food or water – a bike can change lives!
World Bicycle Relief also provides micro-financing for those who need bikes to get to work, and train locals to become bike mechanics.
Price: Donations with gift certificates and e-card available in varying amounts and currencies.
She'll love these cool yellow bike PJs, cut for comfort and style. Gift wrapping available.
US $29.95/ AU $39.95
She works hard, she trains hard, she means business. This super-soft 100% cotton tee is perfect for hard-core cycling fanatics.
Price: US $36/ AU $50
Osloh Bicycle Jeans isn't just a boy's club anymore. After designing a line of three pants and one short for the boys, the company is now turning its attention to the girls.
The Porteur women's jean is inspired by Osloh's Traffic jean for men, but in a women's cut. A quilted polyester chamois is stitched into the jean and the textile has a bit of stretch for free pedaling.
It's made with a contoured waistband (cut lower in front and higher in back), a two-button closure (called “double shank” in fancy speak), and adjustable side tabs fine tune the fit.
Price: US $151/ AU $189
Historically, cycling companies have made the top women's product in a given line a step below the top men's counterpart. Thankfully, that's started to change and the best cycling shoes of the 2016 season demonstrate that. Specialized makes the new S-Works 6 road shoe on a women's specific Body Geometry while retaining all the elements of the men's shoe: FACT Powerline carbon outsole with extra fore-aft cleat adjustment, Dyneema non-stretch upper panel, and double Boa-dial reel closure system.
Price: US $400/ AU $429