The best gifts for cyclists

Buying something for a bike fan? Read our guide to the best cycling gifts

The best gifts for cyclists

by William Lobley |

Do you have a keen cyclist in your life? If in doubt, there are a few telling signs to look out for. They are obsessed with the weekend weather forecast or continuously in the garage tinkering with gears. They are always talking about Shimano Speed Cassettes or staring at Strava, fuming that WigginsWannabe68 has just beaten their personal best. If these all track, you’ve got yourself a cycling obsessive.

Like all gear-heavy passions, it can be a little tricky for those not in the know to buy good gifts. But have no fear - put down those pedal-shaped chocolates and read on for our guide to the best cycling gifts. Whether you're on the hunt for a birthday present, a Christmas gift or something just because, there’s sure to be something on this list that fits the bill.

We’ve searched high and low to bring together the best gifts for cyclists possible. This list has it all, from fun gifts like risqué bike lights to Tour de France coasters and mini-GPS devices. Here are our picks of the best cycling gifts that are absolutely perfect for Father's Day:

Best gifts for cyclists 2022

Topeak Mini PT20 Multitool

Topeak Mini PT20 Multitool
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This multitool is a well-stocked little number that can be thrown into the bottom of a backpack and forgotten about - until the day something breaks. It's a robust and versatile tool that can fix chains, tighten bolts and plug tyres. It's super neat.

Having a mini multi-tool is an absolute must for die-hard cyclists and is something your dad is certain to appreciate on Father's Day.

Garmin Edge 130 Plus GPS Bike Computer

Garmin Edge 130 Plus GPS Bike Computer
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The Garmin Edge 130 Plus is a smart little device that tells a cyclist all they need to know with clear formatting. The GPS can display ride stats, such as speed, incline, distance ridden and ride time, as well as directional guides and a tracked route.

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With the press of a button, it'll even tell the rider how to get back to the ride's start point or share the current location. It works for both on-road and off-road routes, which can be downloaded from Garmin. The Garmin Edge 130 Plus is the perfect additional to your dad's cycling arsenal for this Father's Day.

Muc-Off 8-in-1 Bicycle Cleaning Kit

Muc-Off 8-in-1 Bicycle Cleaning Kit
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A filthy bike at the end of a long ride is very satisfying, but a clean and shiny cycle makes for a happy rider. Muc-Off's excellent kit, complete with step-by-step instructions, has all a cyclist could need to make sure that a bike is squeaky clean. The kit includes Bike Cleaner, Bike Spray, Soft Washing Brush, Prong Brush, Detailing Brush, Claw Brush and Expanding Sponge.

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A proper cleaning kit for your bike is a God-send to cyclists, and they make a lovely gift for enthusiastic dads for Father's Day.

Tour de France Cycling Coasters

Tour de France Cycling Coasters
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A subtle celebration of the Tour de France for those who are in the know, but just in case you're not, yellow is a leader, green a sprinter, dots a climber, and white a young rider. The pack contains one of each colour shown in the image.

Simple, yet bold and brilliant, coasters can bring a room together. Plus they're perfect for a man-cave on Father's Day.

Hornit Original Bike Balls Rear Red Light

Hornit Original Bike Balls Rear Red Light
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If you're feeling cheeky, the Hornit Original Bike Balls are great for a laugh. Aside from the shape, the silicon-coated dangling light is pretty good from a safety perspective. It's bright and it draws the attention of other cyclists and road users.

If your dad's got a crude sense of humour (like mine), he'll love these frankly ridiculous, yet incredibly practical Bike Balls.

Tour de France Cycling Mug and Coaster Set

Tour de France Cycling Mug and Coaster Set

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Nicely decorated with the spirit of the Tour de France, this mug and coaster set from Me and My Sport look just as good on the coffee table as it does out in the workshop.

For the avid cyclist this Father's Day, a celebration of the largest cycling event in the world will surely be appreciated.

United Oddsocks Men's On Your Bike Socks (Size 6-11)

United Oddsocks Menu's On Your Bike Socks (Size 6-11)
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I Want One of Those

Contrary to misleading stereotypes, socks are a great gift. This playful pack of socks includes six individual be-spoke designs themed around road cycling, allowing them to be mixed and matched as desired.

Boardman Carbon Cycle Shoes

Boardman Carbon Cycle Shoes

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Is someone in desperate need of replacing their cycling shoes? These Boardman Carbon Cycle Shoes offer a stiff and lightweight carbon sole, BOA-style closure, rubber bumpers at the toe and heel belie for under £100.

The right shoes cannot be treasured enough while cycling and can make the difference between you and your personal best, your dad's going to love these, rest assured.

Garmin Tacx Boost Trainer

Garmin Tacx Boost Trainer
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Bad weather, limited time and tedious adult responsibilities mean that it's not always possible for cyclists to hit the street and trials. The Garmin Tacx Boost is a prime (and affordable) solution and thoughtful gift. The rear wheel of the bike locks in, and there you have it - a home cycling trainer. This one's nice and compact, and can be packed away easily.

Lixada 5L Outdoor Hydration Pack Backpack

Lixada 5L Outdoor Hydration Pack Backpack
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Normal rucksacks can't keep up with the constant movement of rough terrain, leading to chaffing and discomfort. Lixada bags promise a sweatproof and stable fit. Inside, water can be carried in a 1.5 bladder. Available in different styles.

If you're dad's planning a proper biking holiday, this bit of kit should not be overlooked this Father's Day.

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Lezyne Zecto Drive Lights

Lezyne Zecto Drive Lights
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Lights aren't particularly sexy, but they are invaluable. A new set is always good for a cyclist, especially when they are compact and bright, like the Lezyne Zecto. These 250/80-lumen front and rear lights will help riders see, and be seen, in low light, and because they're compact and fasten with a simple elastic strap, they're easy to store or to take off and keep safe at the end of a ride.

They may not be the most exciting gift to give on Father's Day, but we're unquestionably certain your dad will love them regardless.

The Official History Of The Tour de France

The Official History Of The Tour de France
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We love a book with a self-explanatory title. Written by Serge Laget, this book contains over 300 photographs and explores major eras of the legendary endurance race in detail. Great to read from cover-to-cover, or to have on the coffee table for a flick through. A perfect addition to the family library this Father's Day.

Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking

Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking
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In Fat Tire Flyer, author Charlie Kelly takes the reader through the history of Californian mountain biking. It starts with daring hippies bombing down trials on old Schwinn cruisers, and ends with the development of dedicated off-road cycles. It's got plenty of tales and plenty of pics.

Granite Rockband Carrier Strap

Granite Rockband Carrier Strap
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The Granite Rockband Carrier Strap is a nifty little strap that any cyclist will adore. Simple but effective, it's an adjustable strap that can attach small items to bikes frames, handlebar and seat pillars. It's great for things like pumps, waterproofs or innertubes, and is available in lots of colours and patterns.

Simple and convenient, in those awful occasions when you're stranded on a canal with a flat tyre, you'll wish you'd have bought one of these, and your dad will certainly appreciate one for Father's Day.

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