As we near the later half of November, it's starting to feel ok to say the word 'Christmas' without a hiss of disapproval for early celebration.
Today is officially 'Black Friday' - the day that brands and retailers are meant to release exceptional deals for shoppers to spend their last pre-Christmas pay packet on. The reality is that a lot of brands and retailers simply couldn't contains themselves, and have released offers in advance of the Big Black Bay.
Here's a look at some of the deals we've spotted so far - we'll keep adding to this article as more deals are drip fed into the cycle-sphere...
Ribble will be adding new deals up until Cyber Monday - and they've got some special discount codes that you can use on the site.
Currently, you can get 10 per cent off all bike builder bikes. The bike builder allows you to spec your bike with the components you want. We played with the bike builder when we tested the Women's Sportiva - and were pretty impressed!
Here are a few more...
The Merlin Cycles website is jam packed full of special offers - here are some of our top picks...
Canyon are offering an extra 10 per cent off their already awesomely priced outlet bikes, AND up to 70 per cent off accessories. Check out the deals here.
Wiggle's 7 Daily Deals...
Wiggle have been releasing new offers at 7am every day. Highlights include 77 per cent off the Altura Women's Synergy Windproof Jacket, now just £17.99 from £79.99, and the Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Support Bra is down to £21...
Customers who simply can’t contain their excitement can bookmark the Wiggle Black Friday page, and it’s suggested that bargain hunters will need to be ‘quick off the mark’. Wiggle App users will get an exclusive preview, 24 hours before the sales go live – and you can get the App for iPhone or Android devices.
Here's a few more Wiggle deals....
Looking to stock up on nutrition? SIS are offering some major deals, with bargains of up to 50 per cent off... now seems like as good a time as any to stock up! See the discounts here.
Vulpine and HOY Vulpine
London based brand Vulpine offer some fantastic casual and commuter clothing, as well as roadie-friendly lycra kit in the form of their HOY Vulpine range.
They've reduced the prices on some key items just for Black Friday (and Black Thursday).
These include a whopping £100 off the 'Women's British Cycling Trenchcoat'. This is a luxe creation that retails at £395, but is now available for a slightly more affordable £295. Vulpine claim it's "the finest women's cycling garment in the world", and we've got to admit with its British Millerain bonded showerproof fabric and cinched in waist, it is mighty fine. Extra points for the reflective tail split.
The women's Nightfall Commute jacket, in all its snazzy reflective finery is also down to £140, and the HOY Vulpine women's roubaix tights (which we tested and loved here) are just £75 from £125.
VeloSister stock great t-shirts, hoodies, bags and more - with cool new products being introduced all the time. A percentage of all profits go to a range of charities - including women's cycling organisation 'Racing Chance' and 'Wheels for All' that helps people with disabilities through riding.
Nic, who founded VeloSister, promises that there will be some epic deals on Friday 25 November. She'll also created a code just for TWC readers - TWC1116 - which will give 15 per cent off hoodies.
Check out the site here.
This Aussie brand create some awesome casual clothing, plus cycling kit and even cosy sleepwear. Casual T-Shirts make great gifts (for yourself or someone else!) and Après Vélo are offering up to 80 per cent off in an effort to celebrate Black Friday. Check out the deals here.
Chain Reaction Cycles
The online giant have decided not to put all their eggs in the November 25 basket, and are offering discount all month.
We're now in the final week of offers - there are tasty deals on Lezyne, De Rosa, DVT Shoes and more - see them here.
The largest UK hightreet cycling retailer is making an 'Event' of its Black Friday deals.
Offers are live now - and span bikes, clothing and accessories. They've got some great exclusive brands, too - including BMC, Norco, and their own in-house creation Pinnacle too.
Keep up to date with the deals here.
CycleStore have offers up to 90 per cent off on clothing, 35 per cent off on bikes, 85 per cent off on accessories and 70 per cent off on components in their Winter Wonders Sale...
ProBikeKit promise us they'll bring ‘unmissable offers on the biggest brands in the cycling industry’ for Black Friday. For now, there are still plenty of savings...
Kingston based cycle and triathlon store, Sigma Sport, have got their Black Friday deals live and kicking already.
Offers go right up to 80 per cent off (at the moment) on Charge Bar tape, that you can pick up for just £1.99.
We'll keep adding more discounts - so keep your eyes peeled!