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Father's Day gifts for cyclists: Gift ideas to cater to all budgets

Best Father's Day Gifts for Cyclists
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Father's Day is on Sunday 20th June this year, so now's the time to start planning on a way to treat your old man. If he's an avid cyclist, there are plenty of gift ideas out there that he's sure to love. Or, perhaps you're the dad in question who wants to drop a little more than a hint this year?

Luckily for you, the Cyclingnews team is made up of passionate cyclists, so we like to think we can relate to the wants and needs of cyclists around the world. So whether you're the gift-giver or recipient, we’ve compiled a range of Father's Day gifts for cyclists so the cycling dads of the world can get something they can actually use and get a lot of enjoyment out of.

Scroll on for an all-encompassing guide to our favourite Father's Day gifts for cyclists no matter their age or preferred discipline, and no matter your budget. We'll cover wallet-friendly crowd-pleasers to the crème de la crème of premium products (in case you’re feeling especially generous).

Lezyne HV Micro Floor Drive V2 ABS Pump

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Lezyne HV Micro Floor Drive V2 ABS Pump

An excellent tool to keep on hand if he ends up with a flat tyre

High quality machined product
PSI gauge for accurate inflation
Includes a fold-out foot for easier pumping

Nothing's worse than getting caught out with a puncture, especially when your hand pump has had it and you almost lose an arm trying to reinflate your tyre afterwards. Unlike most hand pumps that can tire you out very quickly, the Lezyne HV Micro Floor Drive acts like a miniature track pump, with a fold-out foot that you can use to stand it upright and push down to pump. It also includes a PSI gauge and makes an excellent addition to his tool stash.

ELITE Eroica 600 Aluminum-Silver Water Bottle

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ELITE Eroica 600 Aluminum-Silver Water Bottle

A very stylish bottle for any heritage-loving cyclist

Low-risk, easy gift
Available in a range of designs

If you’re buying a gift for a cyclist with a love of all things retro and heritage, then they will appreciate this incredibly stylish Eroica bottle from Elite. It got a look and feel that harks back to a classic era of cycling, and while it functions as a water bottle it is also a work of art in its own right. The bottle is hand-made from aluminium with a satin finish, and includes a cork stopper held on with string for a very ‘heritage’ look and feel. 

Wahoo Fitness

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Wahoo Tickr

Our favourite heart rate monitor

Status LEDs allow easy comprehension of battery and power status

Help him take his training to the next level with a good quality heart rate monitor. We love the Wahoo Tickr because comes with a whopping 500 hours' battery life, and can simultaneously connect to three other devices, which makes it an excellent accessory for indoor cycling. It enables him to control his headwind fan while riding on Zwift via his laptop, or track his heart rate via a cycling computer and phone at the same time.

Paceline Chamois Butt'r Chamois Cream

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Paceline Chamois Butt'r Chamois Cream

Something to make his rides more comfortable

Non-greasy
Easy to remove

Chamois cream is a must-have for any long-distance cyclist, so if your dad's putting in the miles day after day, a tube of this would make a really thoughtful gift that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. It's a non-greasy lubricant that will help prevent friction build-up and keep him comfortable for hours on the saddle.

Park Tool Heavy Duty Shop Apron - SA-3

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Park Tool Heavy Duty Shop Apron - SA-3

A useful gift for a home mechanic

One size fits all
Usable outside of the workshop, too

If your dad does all his own bike maintenance at home, why not treat him to this heavy-duty mechanic’s apron from Park Tool? It has all the pockets he needs to keep the most essential tools to hand while carrying out a tricky fix, and is made with durable cotton canvas that stands the test of time.

The Road Book

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The Road Book 2020 First Edition, ed. Ned Boulting

The essential roadie almanac

Excellent essays
A fascinating read for any road cycling enthusiast

Since 2018 'The Road Book' has been documenting the entire year's race calendar in exquisite detail, with long-form essays and all the essential data, mapping out the entire year. 

We may not think of 2020 as having much to offer up, but in fact the challenges brought forth by Covid-19 actually provide a fascinating read. Recounting the biggest threat to professional racing, this year more than any other has produced some of the most dramatic events that will keep your giftee eagerly turning the pages.

Amongst the many essays enclosed, they'll find words from Anna van der Breggen, Tao Geoghegan Hart and Wout van Aert. They'll read about how the Tour de France still went ahead, despite the country preparing for a second lockdown, how the virtual cycling world became the ultimate substitute within the pandemic, how Covid 19 actually brought cyclists together, and a retrospective of Annemiek van Vleuten's impressive career.

Wahoo Kickr desk

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Wahoo Kickr Indoor Cycling Desk

A great addition to his pain cave setup

Makes it much easier for him to run Zwift on a laptop
Fully adjustable
Easily moveable thanks to wheels on the bottom
Comes with clever cable organisation

If he's an avid indoor cyclist and relies on his laptop to run Zwift, or any of the myriad virtual training platforms available, then the Wahoo Kickr Desk is an excellent addition to his pain cave. It's fully adjustable and hard-wearing, and makes it so much easier to see the laptop screen, since it makes it possible to raise it to the optimal height.

For bonus points, it can also double up as a standing desk if he works from home.

Camelbak Podium Ice 21oz Insulated Water Bottle

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Camelbak Podium Ice 21oz Insulated Water Bottle

A simple gift that will keep his water fresh throughout his ride

A simple and practical gift
Affordable
Keeps water cold for 5 times longer

If he doesn't want anything fancy, then a Camelbak Podium Ice bottle will show that you care. Its insulation technology can keep water cold for up to five times longer than a regular bidon, which is something he'll really appreciate if he's putting in long days in the heat.

Airshot Tubeless Tyre Inflator 1.15L

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Airshot Tubeless Tyre Inflator 1.15L

A very useful gift for cyclists that use tubeless tyres

Easy gift without risky sizing/colour decisions
Great for tubeless converts

This would be especially useful if your dad's a cyclocross racer or gravel rider, since many of them favour tubeless tyres for their practicality, though tubeless is hugely popular among cyclists of all creeds. This tubeless inflator from Airshot is a simple and effective tool that also does its bit for the environment. Instead of working his way through a pack of single-use metal canisters, he can refill the Airshot with a track pump, and use it to quickly inflate his tyres when needed. 

Muc-Off Ultimate bicycle care kit

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Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Kit

Great gift for a commuter to keep their bike clean

Multiple gifts in one
Genuinely useful products

If your dad's a commuter cyclist, or he just generally comes home dirty, help him to keep his bike running for longer with this all-in-one cleaning kit from Muc-Off.

It contains all the tools needed for the job, including biodegradable bike cleaner and spray wash, drivetrain cleaner, a microfibre cloth, several specialist brushes and wet lube for afterwards. Plus, it’s all stored neatly in a heavy-duty toolbox.

Oakley Sutro

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Oakley Sutro

The best cycling sunglasses for the fashion conscious

Fantastic visual clarity
Great field of view
Cheap price for premium product

Any road cyclist will appreciate the gift of some high quality cycling sunglasses, and the Oakley Sutros are up there among the best, thanks to their large lenses that offer a good field of view, the visual clarity that comes with Oakley's Prizm lenses, and the secure and stable fit.

With their classic retro style, the Oakley Sutros are ideal for everyone from the elite-level cyclist to casual commuters and everything in between.

Small Beer Father's Day Cycling Bundle

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Small Beer Father's Day Cycling Bundle

The ultimate gift bundle that combines his two favourite things

Jersey made from 100% recycled materials
Plenty of brews to keep him happy for a while

If bikes and beer are his two favourite things, then this Father's Day gift bundle from Small Beer will surely whet his appetite. Included in the bundle is the brand's Small Beer x Paria cycling jersey that's made from recycled plastic fibres, plus ten bottles of assorted Small Beer brews and two glasses.

Best cycling mugs for Christmas

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Worry Less Design ‘The laws of cycling’ mug

For the dad who needs a bit of motivation

Two-tone design 
Glossy finish
Affordable

If you're really stumped for a gift idea, you can never go wrong with a mug, and luckily for you there are plenty of cycling-themed mug designs to choose from. We like this 'laws of cycling' design, because it outlines eight motivational mottos that every cyclist can appreciate when they're going through a period of low motivation.

Bontrager Ion 200 RT & Flare RT

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Bontrager Ion 200 RT & Flare RT

Compact yet powerful lights that punch well above their weight

Daytime visible from 2k away
ANT+ connectivity

A good set of lights can make all the difference to a ride, especially when it turns out to be much longer than initially planned. Dad never has to get caught out riding home in the dark if he's got a pair of these Bontrager Ion and Flare lights to hand. They're small and easy to stuff into a pocket for emergencies, and they give off a powerful flash that can be seen from 2km away.

Beeline Velo

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Beeline Velo

A subtle and compact device for navigation

Ideal for urban cyclists
Intuitive directions

More geared towards urban cyclists than roadies, the Beeline Velo is a cycling computer and compass in one, and it sits neatly on your handlebar without taking up much space. Using a simple directional arrow, as well as the distance until the next turn, it offers intuitive navigation that makes cycling around the urban environment a lot easier for many cyclists.

MAAP x Bellroy All-Conditions Phone Pocket

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MAAP x Bellroy All-Conditions Phone Pocket

A handy accessory to keep his phone safe in a downpour

Weather-proof to protect phone from the elements
Very high quality and luxury design

If he's still putting his phone in a ziplock bag when he heads out into the unknown, it's time for an upgrade. This luxurious weather-proof phone pocket from MAAP is exactly what he needs to keep his phone safe from the elements, while adding a little bit of flare.

Solo Stove Lite

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Solo Stove Lite

Perfect for the bikepacker in your life

Useful for any outdoor adventures
Easy gift with no size/colour decisions to get wrong

Does your dad love to sleep out under the stars? If yes, help him to ditch gas canisters in favour of renewable energy, with this twig-powered camping stove. It fits easily into a bag, as it’s small and lightweight, and he’ll no longer need to carry gas canisters because his fuel is right there on the ground. What about if he gets caught in the rain, you might ask? Not to worry, it can also run on liquid fuel like bioethanol.

rapha brevet lightweight jersey

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Rapha Brevet Lightweight Jersey

A super popular and lightweight jersey for long, hot rides

Designed to keep him cool on a long day out
Lots of pockets
Plenty of colour options

With summer on the way, gift him something really special that he can get a lot of use out of. Rapha's Brevet Lightweight Jersey is a popular choice because it's designed to help him stay cool on his longest rides when the sun is beating down. It comes with lots of pockets and storage capabilities so he can carry his essentials and snacks, and has a lot of colour options as well so you can choose something you know he'll love.

PB Swiss Tools rainbow allen keys

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PB Swiss Tools rainbow allen keys

Add a bit of colour to his toolkit

For the budding home mechanic
A genuinely decent set of tools

Bike tools make great gifts for cyclists who work on their own bike, so why not inject a little colour into your dad's toolkit with these rainbow-coloured hex keys? The colours aren’t just for fun, either, they actually serve a practical purpose, making it easier to identify the size he needs much more quickly than looking for a number.

Aeropress Go

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Aeropress Go

Surely caffeine is the ultimate gift for a cyclist?

Useful at home as well as on the go

Cycling and coffee go hand in hand, and with the ever-growing popularity of enjoying a brew in the great outdoors, what better present to give than a packable Aeropress kit that fits inside his dangle mug? It has everything he needs to brew up the perfect cup of joe, while admiring the view, or getting a boost for the next leg of his ride.

Lonely Planet, 'Epic Bike Rides of the World'

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Lonely Planet, 'Epic Bike Rides of the World'

A beautiful book to inspire his next adventure

200 adventure ideas
Beautifully finished

If he's a fan of travelling with his bike, and particularly if he's been dying to get out on another adventure after being cooped up during three lockdowns, then this beautiful book from Lonely Planet could be the thing to inspire his next trip. While travel restrictions may still be in place for certain parts of the world, there's nothing to stop him from delving into its pages and dreaming up his next big journey.

Quarq DZero

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Quarq DZero

Aesthetically, and mechanically, one of the best power meters on the market

High accuracy
Great aesthetics

Another gift idea that will help him get the most out of his training, the Quarq DZero power meter is a spider-based masterpiece that can be ordered individually or as part of a crankset in either aluminium or carbon. It comes with an accuracy variance of only 1.5 per cent and is compatible with all bottom bracket types and BCD configurations. Even better, it measures power from both the left and right leg to help improve pedal efficiency and power balance.

GoPro Hero9 Black

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GoPro HERO9 Black

A world-class action camera to record his ride/life

For the budding vlogger

If he wants to make films out of his rides then give him a GoPro. Packed with features, the GoPro Hero9 Black is at the forefront of what is possible from an action camera, whether he's capturing action sports or vlogging about his two-wheeled ventures. The Hero9 Black features Hypersmooth 2.0 for superior video quality, and its high bitrate makes it an excellent tool for 1080p live streaming.

Saris Bones 2-Bike

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Saris Bones 2-Bike rack

A great option for the cycling staycation

Seatpost strap
Curved arm separates bikes
Timeless design that holds up

Whether he races around the country or just likes to take his bike on trips, a trunk-mounted bike rack like the Saris Bones 2-Bike rack is an excellent and thoughtful gift. It's a classic design that just works, and hasn't changed much since its inception in 1996. As they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

DeFeet Socks

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DeFeet Socks

Sock doping, it's a thing!

Endless colour options
Great for all styles

Cyclists and socks are a formidable duo. While the stereotype of socks as a gift is long-established and often met with disappointment, gift a pair of kit-matching colourful socks to your cyclist dad and you'll forever be his favourite child. If you're unsure on the exact colour, choose white for road cyclists, black for everyone else!

Deda Mistral Bar Tape

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Deda Mistral Bar Tape

Add a splash of colour to his mileage hunting

Plenty of colours available
No sizing issues to worry about

As with socks, cyclists are like moths to a flame when it comes to fresh bar tape. Some prefer to stick with understated black, but why not add some colour with this luminous Deda Mistral bar tape.

Abus Bordo Lite 6055

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Abus Bordo Lite 6055

A neatly packaged deterrent against opportunist thieves

Super-neat folding design
Rubber coated to protect your bike
Light and easy to use
Neat carrying bracket
Hard to cut or burst

Help him keep his pride and joy safe when he's out and about, by buying him a great quality bike lock. The Abus Bordo Lite 6055 is a folding lock that neatly folds away and can be stored easily on the frame, and is difficult to cut through. It weighs just 440g so it's not overly cumbersome to pedal around with, plus if you didn't want to use the well-designed mount, it's small enough to stash in a pocket or bag.

Philips OneBlade razor

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Philips OneBlade

Smoother is faster. Always.

Easy gift with no size / colour to choose from
Not purely restricted to leg-shavers
Comedic value for new cyclists

Smoother is faster. When Specialized launched its Roubaix, that was its tag line… We bet the company didn't expect us to use it in favour of shaven legs.

The truth is, smoother legs are indeed faster, and a great number of cyclists shave their legs for that very reason. So if your dad fits the bill, you can't go wrong with a razor - just check he's part of the silky-smooth club first! 

Of course, if he's not part of the leg-shaving brigade, then you could still gift this razor as a brilliant tongue-in-cheek present, and the chances are he'll find it useful anyway. 

SiS GO Isotonic Gel Variety Pack

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SiS GO Isotonic Gel Variety Pack

Avoid the dreaded hunger knock

Mix of flavours
Offers a great introduction to energy gels if he's new to them

The bonk, hunger knock, hitting the wall or blowing up. Call it what you will, it's never a pleasant experience. It's caused by a lack of carbohydrates and can be avoided by eating regularly during exercise. A bundle of energy food from SIS is a great gift for a cyclist, so why not treat him to one of these variety packs containing seven different fruity flavours?

Strava updates

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A subscription to Strava

Unlock a whole host of incredible features for him

Offers smarter training, deeper analysis and safer workouts
When you purchase a gift certificate, you also get a free month

If it isn't on Strava, it didn't happen. If your dad's a firm believer of this, then the gift of a Strava subscription could be the thing that makes his year, unlocking a whole host of premium features and giving him the tools he needs to up his training once and for all. Plus, when you buy a gift certificate for Strava, you can also get a free month's subscription for yourself!

Procycling Magazine Subscription

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Procycling Magazine Subscription

If they're interested in professional cycling, this is the perfect choice

Print and digital options
No minimum term subscription

A subscription to Procycling is more than a single, give-and-forget present, it's a monthly gift of the magazine dubbed 'the most important publication to cover this sport'. 

Sign up your loved one to Procycling and they will be kept up to date with the latest news, replete with monthly tech features, rider interviews and guest columns from current and former pro cyclists.