Last minute Christmas gifts for cyclists 1
Special CTC gift membership

Britain's biggest cycling organisation, the CTC is offering special gift membership packages from just £12 throughout December and January. Gift membership includes:

£10m third party insurance
Bi-monthly award winning magazine ‘Cycle’

Discounts on bikes and cycling products

Organised group rides, events and holidays

Local and national cycling campaigns

Weekly e-newsletter
Legal advice (which is "unrivalled" says the CTC)
Technical and touring advice
AND… you get a free Buff.

Okay, if you wanted the Buff for Christmas you had to order the package by 16th December… (sorry about that, our fault) but even if you order now the Buff will still be yours, and it's always nice to get an extra present in grey old January when you need cheering up anyway.

If you want to splash a bit more cash you might also want to check out the CTC limited edition wool jersey's for £75, we had a look at one at the Cycle Show and it is a very nice bit of kit indeed… We'd be very happy to get one of these for Chrimbo, even if it didn't arrive for the big day itself. The orderline is open on 0845 50 50 505.

For more details and other gift ideas for cyclists (who might like a pressie in January) check out www.ctc.org.uk/gifts

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.