Best Father's Day gifts for cyclists 2021

We outline some of the best Father's Day gifts for cyclists and there's not a pizza cutter in sight!

Father's day gifts
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Looking for a Father's Day gift for someone who is utterly bike obsessed? The good news is that there's lots of cycling themed gifts out there which will make their day.

Even better, Father's Day is the same date in both the USA and the UK – Sunday, 20 June – so no confusion there.

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Father's day cycling gifts UK

Assos Mille GT summer jersey - Voganski

The second generation of Assos's Mille GT jersey has some really cool new designs. Who doesn't love to show off Switzerland's finest when they're out pedalling in the sunshine? As you'd expect from Assos, this jersey is packed with tech and performs as well as it looks. A winning gift!

View deal UK: £110

Science in Sport GO Energy + Caffeine gels 30 pack

For when you want an energy boost as well as the extra focus that caffeine gives you, SiS's GO Energy + Caffeine gels supply 20 grams of carbohydrate and 75mg of caffeine. And there's currently 30% off at Science in Sport's website. Get him all geared up for his father's day ride...

View deal UK: £37.80

Garmin Edge 1030 Plus cycling computer

Garmin's latest and greatest computer makes the perfect gift for the cycling dad who loves his gadgets. With its 89mm full colour touchscreen and plethora of fitness and mapping features it's hard to go wrong with this one. Currently £50 off at ProBikeKit.

View deal UK: £469.99

Oakley Sutro sunglasses

The Oakleys that were meant to be for urban riding... but then were worn by Egan Bernal when he won the Tour in 2019. The Sutros are already icons in their own right - and if you want to make Dad feel like the icon he is, these will go down well!

View deal UK: £87.99

Primal socks

Father's Day is a good day for the cycling dad in your life to strengthen his sock game - and Primal rule the roost in this area. Choose from designs inspired by everything electric shocks (pictured), ice cream, unicorns and pandas and everyone will make a big fuss of him once he's rocking these.

View deal UK: £10


Sage The Duo Temp Pro Espresso Coffee Machine

For non-stop rides where you don't get the chance to sit down and enjoy a flat white, why not make your own afterwards (and before) with this excellent little espresso machine?  With 15 bar of pressure it delivers a perfect shot, while he'll want to draw you a little milky heart with the steam wand to say thank you.

View deal UK: £369.00

Rapha Merino arm warmers

Stylish, cool, versatile, lovely and soft... yes, that might be an accurate description of Dad but by coincidence it's exactly what these Rapha Merino arm warmers are too. A match made in heaven.

View deal UK: £45.00

Silca Pista floor pump

The world's most iconic pump was reintroduced into Silca's modern range as a limited edition run. And it comes in the classic Molteni orange! Just like the original, it comes with a steel shaft and piston but now has a wooden handle instead of Bakelite. Not just for Father's Day, these are fully rebuildable and last a lifetime.

View deal UK: £110

Cinelli Espresso cups

Enjoy a taste of artisan Italy with these beautiful espresso cups and saucers branded with the classic Cinelli winged 'C' on saucers with Cinelli's more modern 'smiley' logo. Naturally they've been ergonomically designed so that you can drink your coffee with maximum passione.

View deal UK: £29.99

Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher tyre twin pack - transparent

Everybody loves the awesome GP5000s - especially in this 'transparent' version with tan sidewalls. Fast rolling and good looking - yes, again that might describe the recipient of this gift, but he'll love you forever once he's got these all pumped up on his number-one bike.

View deal UK: £88.49

Father's Day cycling gifts USA

Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bars

The Anytime Energy Bar by Skratch labs gives you the perfect mix of powerful energy and great taste. They’re made of real, natural ingredients like oats, nut butter, sea salt, brown rice, and quinoa crisps. This is the perfect snack for before, during or after a ride. 

View deal USA: $31.80

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush Galaxy Bar Tape

Fresh bar tape can make old bikes look new and feel even better. Especially, when that tape is as plush as this offering by Supacaz. This tape stays tacky for a confident grip, even when wet, and the padding doesn't create obtrusive bulk under gloves or bare hands.

View deal USA: $45.00

Abbey Decade Chain Tool

If the dad in your life keeps your family's entire fleet of bikes in order, there may be no finer upgrade to his tool kit than Abbey's Decade Chain tool. Thus US-made chain breaker is compatible with 7 through 12-speed chains from Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo. 

View deal USA: $175.00

Garmin Edge 830 Bike Computer

The Edge 830 performs all the basic computer functions (speed, ride time, mileage, etc.) and keeps you on track no matter where your ride takes you. It automatically uploads to Garmin Connect, syncs with smartphones for notifications, and can display information such as weather so you never miss a call or text or are surprised by changing conditions on your ride.

View deal USA: $399

Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Sunglasses

Apart from their retro style, the Jawbreaker Prizm Sunglasses feature some of Oakley's most innovative technologies for the modern cyclist. Oakley's Prizm technology gives the Plutonite lens a shape that enhances the road so you can see any rock or pothole that comes your way.

View deal USA: $196.00

Camelbak Podium 24oz Water Bottle

Camelbak equipped the Podium 24oz Water Bottle with a spill-proof, self-sealing Jet Valve, a removable lid for easy cleaning, and a positive lockout that eliminates any leaks. Its BPA-free TruTaste polypropylene material is safer to drink out of than polycarbonate plastics, and it won't distort your water's taste.

View deal USA: $10.95

Bontrager Ion 200 RT/Flare RT Light Set

Small but mighty, the Ion 200 RT/Flare RT light set illuminates the road ahead while keeping you visible on daytime rides and after-dark commutes. Both lights are easy to mount and USB-rechargeable.

View deal USA: $115.00

Lezyne Sport Drive Floor Pump

The Steel Sport Drive Floor Pump exemplifies the classic, clean style and lifetime durability we love about Lezyne, with a sleek steel body, smooth varnished wood handle, and versatile ABS1 Pro technology that reliably attaches to Presta and Schrader valves. 

View deal USA: $54.99

Giro Helios Spherical Helmet

Slotting in just above the updated Synthe MIPS II, new Giro Helios Spherical Helmet serves as Giro’s premium helmet for road and gravel riding. The Helios Spherical features a progressive layering system with an inner and an outer liner that can rotate around each other in an impact reducing the forces that impact the rider. 

View deal USA: $249.99

Silca Seat Roll Asymmetrico 

Silca's Seat Roll Asymmetrico is for cyclists who appreciate an organized seat roll that doesn't shift or bop around while riding, thanks to a BOA L6 Closure System. It has four internal pockets and holds tubes up to 700c x 45mm. 

View deal USA: $50.00

Bonus Gift Idea: Gift card to an online retailer

If you're still stumped on exactly what to get the cyclist in your life, you can't go wrong with a gift card—especially if time is of the essence. These retailers allow you to choose the amount you want to spend and offer digital gift cards delivered directly to the recipient. 

Gift card to Competitive Cyclist

Gift card to Jenson USA

Gift card to REI

Gifts for cyclists: Under £20 / $30

Primal socks

Socks

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Cyclists love good funky socks, and Primal has a pretty incredible selection, with something for everyone - from pandas to unicorns, and from stripes to geometric shapes.

View item USA: Primal socks range at Wiggle from $13.00

View item UK: Primal socks range at Wiggle from £10.00

5 Rings Coffee

Coffee

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What cyclist doesn't like coffee? It is very much a part of our cycling culture, and so much so that three of GB's Olympic champions - Philip Hindes, Owain Doull and Callum Skinner - have come together to "find that perfect cup of coffee" with their own brand, 5 Rings Coffee.

The coffee is sustainably sourced and they say their Loring "smokeless" roaster produces up to 80% fewer greenhouse gases in every roast, compared to conventional roasters.Single origin Costa Rican, Brazilian and Colombian options are available, as well as subscription packages from £14.99.

View item UK: 5 Rings Coffee at Five Rings Coffee from £8.59

Nukeproof Horizon Tubeless Tyre Repair Kit

Tubeless repair

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A compact tubeless repair kit like this one could save the day for your favorite off-road rider.

Small enough to fit in a hydration pack or jersey pocket, it all packs into its own storage tube. Check with the intended recipient to make sure their bike has tubeless tires before you buy them this—not everyone does.

Nuasan Active Body Wipes

Body wipes

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Whether you’re on an epic bikepacking adventure or at the other end of your commute, sometimes a shower simply isn’t an option.

These Irish-made, 100% biodegradable, freshening wipes are perfect for keeping clean and smelling great—wherever you are!

View item UK: Nuasan Active Body Wipes at Amazon for £13.50

Endurance, Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

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Ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont, who’s perhaps most famous for circumnavigating the globe by bike in under 80 days, has published all about long distance cycling.

It’s pretty exhaustive, covering the psychology, planning, bike set-up, equipment, training (and much else besides!) that’s needed for anyone to progress in endurance cycling—whether you’re yet to do your first century or already crossing continents.

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View item US: Endurance, Mark Beaumont at Global Cycling Network for $23.27

View item UK: Endurance, Mark Beaumont at Global Cycling Network for £16.99

Worry Less Designs Strava Mug

Strava mug

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The motto every cyclist has ringing in their head when they press "stop" at the end of a ride...

View item USA: Strava Mug at Wiggle for $12.00

View item UK: Strava Mug at Wiggle for £9.99

Where there's a Will, Emily Chappell

Book

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The story of 2016 Transcontinental winner, Emily Chappell; the former courier outlines her first steps into ultra endurance racing, the way markers en route to her first win, and the come-down that can follow on from such life changing journeys.

View item USA: Where There's A Will at Amazon for $9.99 

View item UK: Where There's A Will at Amazon for £14.99

The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Performance and Pleasure

Book

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Written by Michelin-starred chef and leading sports nutritionalist Alan Murchison, this recipe book contains more than 70 easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals, designed for cyclists of all levels.

View item USA: The Cycling Chef at Amazon from $14.28

View item UK: The Cycling Chef at Amazon for £15.60

Specialized Insulated Water Bottle

Specialized Insulated Water Bottle

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The recipient of this insulated water bottle will be thinking of you gratefully when they take an icy sip of water on their hottest rides. The BPA-free bottle has flexible walls that make it easy to squirt water out of the wide nozzle and slips in and out of tight cages easily. 

It holds 23 ounces of liquid (680ml) and has a hydrophobic lining that shields the inside of the bottle from accumulating mold, stains, or bad taste, so their first sip will be as awesome as the 500th.

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Gifts for cyclists: Under £50 / $70

Blackburn Big Switch 15 Function Mini Tool

Blackburn Design Switch Wrap Tool Kit

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If something does go wrong while miles from civilization, your adventurist knows it’s important to have the right tool for the job. But tiny multitools can make a fix much more frustrating than it ever needs to be.

A tool wrap, on the other hand, packs down to a similar size, but the modular construction of the tools means they can be used with much more user friendly T or L handle wrenches.

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Supacaz Fly Cage Ano

Bottle cage

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Anodized is back, baby! Loads of cyclists would love to pimp their ride with a pair of these dazzling bottle cages. The anodized aluminum is lightweight and durable, and the minimalist design is sleek and subtle. 

Available in seven colors on backcountry.com, and more on Supacaz’ website, so you can find the one that compliments their bike best.

View item USA: Supacaz Fly Cage Ano at Backcountry for $25

View item UK: Supacaz Fly Cage Ano at Amazon from £16.99

Aeropress Go

Aeropress Go

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For the times when you stray too far from the café, the aeropress go is a more portable version of the highly popular original. Packing down to about the size of a water bottle, there’ll be space for this (arguably) absolute necessity in just about any bikepacking setup or racing kitbag.

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Skratch Labs Hydration Mix Variety Pack

Energy products

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A delicious nutrition option is always appreciated. Whether the cyclist in your life rides for sport or for transportation, they work up a sweat doing so and need to replenish the nutrients lost through perspiration to rehydrate and avoid cramping.

Skratch Labs drink mixes are made from all-natural ingredients, featuring a ratio of sodium (salt) and glucose (sugar) among other nutrients lost in sweat designed for quick-absorption for mid-ride energy. This variety pack of 20 single-serve packets includes four each of these five flavors: Lemon & Lime, Oranges, Fruit Punch, Matcha Green Tea & Lemon, and Strawberry Lemonade.

Target Velo build-your-own-bike

Target Velo

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Surrey based Target Velo creates miniature bikes which come in kit form, so that the lucky recipient can spend a day building the model up.

The figurines - both road and mountain bike - come with moving wheels, cranks and chains - even the brake levers work and squeeze the calipers closed.

Target Velo also sell cycling themed photo frames and jewellery including necklaces, bracelets and cuff links so it is worth browsing their entire collection of cycling gifts.

View item UK: Build-Your-Own-Bike at Target Velo from £24.75

Cyclist bookends

Bookends

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For book lovers, who already have an expansive collection of books that doesn't really need adding to, this pair of bookends featuring racing cyclists can help keep their books in good order while looking great. 

The bookends are made from sturdy metal and have a bronze colour painted finish.

View item USA: Cycling Bookends at Not on the High Street for $60

View item UK: Cycling Bookends at Not on the High Street for £45

The Road Book

The Road Book

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This popular, now annual, account of the road season details the races that actually happened in 2020. Among a host of stunning images and essays, this coffee table book includes a contribution from Cycling Weekly's own newswriter and Tour de France correspondent, Jonny Long.

View item UK: The Road Book for £50

Gifts for cyclists: Gifts under £100/$100

Garmin HRM Dual Heart Rate Monitor

Lezyne Digital Road Drive mini pump

Garmin HRM Dual Heart Rate Monitor

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Although power might be the most hyped metric right now, heart rate hasn’t lost its importance. Although power might measure the work you are putting out, it isn’t measuring the effect it is having on your body—heart rate does. There’s a reason why you’ll rarely see the pros racing without one.

This strap communicates over ANT+ and Bluetooth for fuss free connectivity and Garmin claim that the battery won’t need replacing for three and a half years.

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Mini pump

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Ok - so it's quite expensive for a hand pump (unless you can grab that CRC deal in the US!) - but Lezyne's offering here provides peace of mind via a pressure gauge, it'll get a rider up to 160psi (should they really wish... most will be aiming for 60-90psi), and it weighs only 117g. The recipient will thank you profusely once it saves them from a miserable ride home, on 20psi!

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Racing Bike Wheel Clock with brake disc

Bike wheel clock

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Make sure the cyclist in your life is never late for the club run with a clock inspired by their hobby.

There's a choice between red, silver or black clock hands, for branding stickers on the rims or not, and whether to have a polished disc brake decoration in the centre.

View item USA: Racing Bike Wheel Clock at Not on the High Street for $100

View item UK: Racing Bike Wheel Clock at Not on the High Street for £75

Tifosi Crit Cycling Glasses

Sunglasses

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The Tifosi Crit sunglasses are fantastic. Not only do they fit and feel comfortable, but they offer exceptional clarity and are one of the swiftest changing light sensitive lens on the market. They proved a hit with our tester and scored a full five stars in their review

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Gifts for cyclists: Money no object

Dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve

DryRobe

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Give the gift of privacy (sort of) with this generous changing robe. If the cyclist in your life does a lot of parking lot quick-changes pre- or post-ride, this could be the thing that makes that whole process a lot easier (and a lot less revealing). 

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Camden X KPP Cycling Edition watch

Camden watch

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CyclistKitty Pemberton-Platt (bykkp.co.uk) has teamed up with the Camden Watch Company to create this beautiful leather strapped time keeper. Don't expect it to count miles or calories, but it does have a subtle spoke design and jersey style lettering. Read our full review here

View item USA: Camden X KPP at the Camden Watch Company for $195.77

View item UK: Camden X KPP at the Camden Watch Company for £149

Carbon Concepts jewellery

Carbon Concepts

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Olympic medallist Rob Hayles is the man behind Carbon Concepts. He makes custom items, including rings, keyrings and more. Each item is bespoke, and made in Hayles' Peak District workshop by hand, cycling inspiration is aplenty and carbon and titanium are key ingredients. 

View the range here

Oakley Radar EV Cycling Glasses

Oakley sunglasses

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There are hundreds of glasses available for cyclists to choose from, but the Oakley Radar EV's still represent the most popular choice - they're large enough to provide enough protection, but the rimless lower half means they're not distracting and suit most face shapes/sizes.

Read our full review of the Oakley Radar EV sunglasses here
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Omata one

Omata One

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This unique, steampunk-esque cycling computer displays an analog presentation of your riding data, in either imperial (miles/feet) or metric (kilometres/metres) units.

It can connect with ANT+ sensors on power meters, heart rate monitors and cadence sensors, and displays data for speed, distance, ascent, time and battery level.

This is for those who want to free themselves from the barrage of data flashed up by our screens, but still want to keep track of some metrics.

View item international: Omata One at Omata for $700

Garmin Edge 1030 Plus

Garmin Edge 1030 Plus

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The 1030 Plus is Garmin's flagship cycling computer, with an easy setup process, turn-by-turn navigation and so much more that is impossible to cover here. For the full details, check out our review in which it scored a full five stars.

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Garmin Rally RK100 Pedal Power Meter

Garmin Rally pedals

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These are Garmin’s latest and greatest power meter pedals, which have been made significantly more user friendly than the previous iterations. It really is as simple as swapping out your pedals and pairing them with your head unit.

Just make sure to check whether that special someone uses Look, Shimano road, or Shimano MTB cleats, to save any compatibility issues.

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Print out and present gifts

Running out of time? All of these gifts will come with email certification that you can slot into an envelope on the day...

Cycling Weekly subscription - from £24.99 for 12 weeks

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

A Cycling Weekly subscription can provide a rider with news, fitness and training advice as well as insightful features and interviews, every single week.

You can set up a 12 week subscription to the print mag for as little as £28.99, or get an iPad/iPhone subscription for the same time period for £24.99.

Check out the Cycling Weekly magazine subscription options for every country here

Strava subscription - £47.99 a year

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Strava is the cyclist's social media platform - displaying rides and allowing riders to chase Strava segment success which is rewarded by Kudos from followers.

With Strava's subscription pack, the tool moves from being a social ride sharing app and to a evaluation tool and training aid, with advanced analytics and personalised coaching. As well as safety features, personal heatmaps and route planning capability.

View item UK: Strava Premium at Strava for £47.99

View item USA: Strava Premium at Strava for $59.99

British Cycling or CyclingUK membership - £22-£75

Best Christmas gifts for cyclists

Memberships to British Cycling or Cycling UK carry a number of benefits for cyclists.

British Cycling Membership

British Cycling membership is available at a number of standards - from 'Fan' to 'Race'.

Race license membership - compulsory for all UK racers - starts at £26 and increases to £78 with liability and legal insurance.

'Ride membership' (£43) and 'Commute membership (£39) gets users legal and liability insurance when commuting or riding for leisure and the 'Fan' option (£25) unlocks a selection of discounts at major cycling retailers.

Check out the options here

Cycling UK's Gift Membership

Cycling UK membership for an adult comes in at £4 a month and provides third party liability insurance cover with an indemnity limit of £10m, plus access to group rides, discounts, access to the Cycling UK 'incident line' - and you'll be supporting the organisations missions.

Find out more and purchase a membership here

We'll keep updating this page with new gifts

Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bars

The Anytime Energy Bar by Skratch labs gives you the perfect mix of powerful energy and great taste. They’re made of real, natural ingredients like oats, nut butter, sea salt, brown rice, and quinoa crisps. This is the perfect snack for before, during or after a ride. 

View deal USA: $31.80


Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bars

The Anytime Energy Bar by Skratch labs gives you the perfect mix of powerful energy and great taste. They’re made of real, natural ingredients like oats, nut butter, sea salt, brown rice, and quinoa crisps. This is the perfect snack for before, during or after a ride. 

View deal USA: $31.80


Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bars

The Anytime Energy Bar by Skratch labs gives you the perfect mix of powerful energy and great taste. They’re made of real, natural ingredients like oats, nut butter, sea salt, brown rice, and quinoa crisps. This is the perfect snack for before, during or after a ride. 

View deal USA: $31.80


Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bars

The Anytime Energy Bar by Skratch labs gives you the perfect mix of powerful energy and great taste. They’re made of real, natural ingredients like oats, nut butter, sea salt, brown rice, and quinoa crisps. This is the perfect snack for before, during or after a ride. 

View deal USA: $31.80


Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bars

The Anytime Energy Bar by Skratch labs gives you the perfect mix of powerful energy and great taste. They’re made of real, natural ingredients like oats, nut butter, sea salt, brown rice, and quinoa crisps. This is the perfect snack for before, during or after a ride. 

View deal USA: $31.80