Bag yourself a Boxing Day bicycle build

cycling stocking filler

Let’s hear it for old-school Xmas day presents. If you remember a world before smartphones and consoles, you may have fond memories of analog gifts you had to put together yourself. Like the classic 1/8 scale model bicycle kit we’re giving away.

If you spent your childhood dreaming of finding a 10-speed racer under the tree, leave us a message below. We’ll pick a name and post the kit in time for your very own Boxing Day bicycle build.

Every cycle is special, but if your (full-scale) bike’s unique, or you’ve built it yourself, we understand why you cherish it. After all, we’ve created a few custom bikes ourselves including the Guinness World Record holder below.

The Hornster bike

If you’ve built a bike yourself, don’t hesitate to call – we love talking about custom creations.

Every ETA cycle insurance policy includes:

  • Theft, accidental damage and vandalism cover
  • New-for-old replacement – no devaluation no matter the age of your bike
  • £2m Third Party cover on any bike
  • £20k Personal Accident cover
  • Cycle Rescue – including punctures
  • Replacement cycle hire

Read a full list of everything we include as standard.

The ethical choice

The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. Over 30 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance , breakdown cover  and mobility scooter insurance while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.

The Good Shopping Guide judges us to be the UK’s most ethical provider.




  1. DarrenC


    I may have had this very same model kit myself over 40 years ago!
    It would be a fantastic bit of nostalgia to do one again (my fingers may be bigger now and my eyesight not so sharp, but I’m ready for the challenge).
    Thanks for the chance of winning a piece of my childhood!

  2. Roy


    I built a full size bike so would love to try a miniature one 😀

  3. Judith Rout


    what a great thing that is!

  4. Elizabeth Kerr


    What a brilliant little bike!

  5. Clive


    Just the job for my mate recovering from operation.

  6. Bill


    This would enable one of us senior cyclists to while away a few hours during these dismal winter months. (Not too keen on going out on the bike now that it’s freezing cold, wet, snowy or icy..!)

  7. Peter


    Oooh! I’d welcome a go at that.

    • Mags


      Ideal gift for a nostalgic octogenarian cyclist I know!

    • John Davidson


      Would love this to keep me busy over Xmas!

  8. Bazza


    If I can’t have a new bike, this would be the next best present

  9. Phil



  10. adrian price


    Always dreamed of either a ten speed or raleigh grifter ….but got neither

  11. Donald Woodman


    This looks fun

  12. Mark B


    It’s been a few years since I made a model. Perhaps it’s time to do it again.

  13. Chris


    Would keep me going until the new full size bike arrives

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