Obviously, 2014 is going to involve lots of biking adventures, both near and far, so we’ve got some great gift ideas to help you transport your pride and joy with care.
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a. Roof Scope
Ever had that cold fear when driving down the motorway, bikes on the roof, and something starts making a knocking sound? Is your precious cargo about to unclip and fall off in the fast lane? Not to mention judging clearance under low bridges.
Luckily, the Roof Scope provides peace of mind. The handy little mirror attaches to your bonnet, so you’ll be able to keep half an eye on what’s going on up there, while you focus on the road ahead.
More info: RoofScope
b. Thule Pro-Ride 591 Roof Rack
Never again will you need to spend ages putting the seats down, spreading blankets over the boot and washing muddy patches off your car’s upholstery.
A roof rack like this one from Thule means all you need to do is bung them up top, lock them in place and head off. It’s perfect for longer trips so you have more luggage space inside for those spare bike shorts, too!
c. Evoc Bike Bag
Brilliantly designed, these bags have separate compartments for your wheels, pedals, and padding and straps to keep your steed protected and secure while on long journeys overseas. We’ve used one of these on several long-haul flights, and our bikes have easily survived all baggage handlers thus far.