Introduced in the 19th century was the bicycle, and now there are approximately one billion bikes worldwide. It seems safe to say then, we probably all know a cyclist or someone who loves cycling. But, it can be a bit tough coming up with gift ideas for those cyclists in our lives, especially if you’re not super familiar with the sport yourself.
Whether you’re trying to find a perfect Father’s Day gift for your cycling-obsessed Dad, or you have a brother, friend, or colleague who’s a little bit bike-crazy and you need the best gift for him, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for cyclists, that’ll really kick their cycling into gear. And it doesn’t matter if you’re buying a gift for an amateur cyclist or a pro, there’s something for every type of cyclist on our list!
From bike accessories that’ll optimise and enhance their ride, to cookbooks and training aids that’ll take their cycling training to the next level. These gifts are guaranteed to improve your cyclist’s riding experience; something they won’t be able to thank you enough for. Take a look at our gift ideas below and you’ll definitely find the best gift possible for your cycling enthusiast.
This stunning black & white print of Belgian cyclist, Eddy Merckx, the most successful competitive cyclist ever, will make a beautiful addition to any cyclist's home. Hand-made to order, this will make the best cycling gift that'll elevate whatever room they choose to put it in, and will inspire them with their cycling ambitions. Price: US$295.
A torque wrench is a great gift for the cyclist in your life as its an essential for any home workshop, that allows them to tighten the bolts on their bike to the recommended torque. The Effetto Giustaforza II Ratchet Torque Wrench features a ratcheting head so they can tighten bolts no matter how limited the space, and tolerance of 2-16nm will stop the stripping of threads and delicate components being crushed. Plus, it's user-friendly design makes it a perfect gift for cyclists who are either amateur or pro. Price: US$194.99.
A bike pump is a must-have for cyclists, so give them a high-quality one. This Digital Bike Pump by Lezyne is lightweight and portable; plus, it features an integrated, highly advanced digital gauge. Pumping tires will become a breeze with this premium pump, making it one of the best gifts for cyclists. Price: US$76.49.
Any cyclist will love this Kalas Jersey that's a replica of the ones supplied to the pro continental team, Alpecin-Fenix. Not to mention, this jersey is made with two highly functional materials: stretchy fabric on the front and back panels for comfort and breathability, and stripes fabric on the shoulders to improve aerodynamic efficiency while riding. Trust us, he'll never want to wear anything besides this cycling gift. Price: US$73.49.
For a gift that'll knock a cyclist's socks off, you've got to go with Garmin's Edge 530 Bike Computer. It'll provide your cyclist with performance insights to help them improve their riding skills, group messaging and tracking to safely stay in touch with fellow cyclers, and preloaded maps to notify them of upcoming turns. The Edge 530 is seriously a cool cycling gift that any cyclist will cherish. Price: US$299.99.
Made from nylon reinforced plastic, this Sports Cage will ensure your cyclist's water bottle will stay put, no matter the riding conditions or weather. The cage is light and has two sets of mounting holes, ensuring the best fit possible. This cycling gift will ensure your cyclist stays hydrated, something he'll definitely thank you for. Price: US$18.95.
Every cyclist knows that their diet is just as important to riding, as training on the bike is. Help them achieve a sustainable diet that'll positively impact their cycling performance with this recipe book by Michelin-starred chef, Alan Murchison. 'The Cycling Chef' is bursting with recipes for delicious, and nutritious meals that are guaranteed to help cyclists improve, making it an awesome cycling gift. Price: AU$31.25.
You may think a helmet renders a cap useless when cycling, but that's not true! They are essential to keeping sweat out of your eyes, and they protect you from both sun glare & rain, and last but not least, they keep your head warm. So, if you're looking for the best gifts for cyclists, you can't go wrong with the stylish Maison Cap from Castelli. It's function meets aesthetic. Price: US$24.95.
There's a reason socks have stood the test of time when it comes to gift-giving. Now, you may think a pair of socks makes for a boring gift, but these socks are specifically designed for cycling, making them an awesome yet practical cycling gift. This minimalist sock is performance-oriented for cycling and features an ultralight diaphanous mesh ankle to keep them cool, and is made from soft Meryl Skinlife to keep feet comfortable while pedalling. Trust us, these socks make great gifts for cyclists. Price: US$15.95.
No regular sunglasses can compete with these Oakley Sunglasses that have been specifically designed for cycling. Your cyclist will be thrilled with the high-performance Sutro Prizm shades; they feature a cylindrical lens for a wide field of view, a high-wrap shield for high speeds, and a sport nose pad for a perfect and comfortable fit. Plus, they're available in a wide variety of colours, making them a top-notch cycling gift! Prices start at US$173.
You can't go wrong with cycling gloves when looking for a cycling gift. The LX Glove by Giro, is a nod to the classic leather glove of cycling days gone by. Made with a modern perforated leather upper, these gloves are light and breathable but look textbook vintage. They also feature Giro's signature Super Fit Engineering; meaning the gloves will conform to your cyclists' hands & provide them with perfect grip. Price: US$69.95.
It can be really hard to just take the essentials when cycling. If your cyclist tends to (or wants to) take a lot with them when riding, or perhaps they regularly carry groceries in one hand while struggling to stay balanced on their bike with the other, they'll love this Front Bike Rack as a gift! Handcrafted and made from natural materials, this durable rack can easily hold anything and everything, from a change of clothes to heavy grocery bags. This rack will fit any type of bike (commuter, road, mountain etc) and its polished look will elevate your cyclists' ride. Price: US$69.99.
It's highly likely that most cyclists will already own a helmet; but we can guarantee they won't have one as stylish as the City Bike Helmet. Inspired by vintage moto lids and timeless 50s & 60s colourways, this minimalistic, lightweight helmet will instantly upgrade your cyclist's look. Plus, with so many practical features such as a one-handed magnetic fastener, this helmet will become your cyclist's go to. Price: US$89.99.
Obviously, any cyclist loves their bike! So, make sure there's absolutely no chance it can ever get stolen! This bike lock from Kryptonite is made with a 13mm hardened steel shackle, resistant to bolt cutters and leverage attacks, and its disc style cylinder is pick and drill resistant. It also features a new patent pending hardened double deadbolt design to provide extra protection against twist attacks. Even if your cyclist already has a bike lock, they'll love this cycling gift as it'll provide the highest security possible for their precious bike. Price: US$66.
The Classic Y-Fumble Reflective Arm Pocket will allow your cyclist to secure personal items, like phones, keys, cards etc. hands free while out cycling. With ample space, it'll hold all essentials and it's extremely comfortable and breathable as it's made from lightweight, four way stretch fabric. Plus, it's printed with a reflective logo to provide extra light when riding at night. Any cyclist will love the practicality of this cycling gift! Price: US$20.
If your cyclist tends to ride mostly at night or in early morning darkness, gift them the LED360 Rear Bike Light by Proviz. Its three dimensional design gives 220 degree wide angle vision, ensuring your cyclist is seen from more angles than a conventional rear light. Featuring a run time of 6.5 hours, a long lasting rechargeable battery and a waterproof rating of IPX4, any cyclist will be touched with this gift as it highlights how much you care for their safety. Price: US$35.
Storage space is quite limited on bicycles, so help your cyclist out with this Saddle Bag as a gift. It simply attaches beneath any bike's saddle and will hold up to 2 litres worth of stuff! It's also completely waterproof, so they can safely store valuables in there. Price: US$30.
Unfortunately, for your cyclist, there are just some days they can't get out on the bike. You can be their hero though by giving them the next best thing as a cycling gift. The Tacx Flow Smart Trainer realistically simulates outdoor riding from home, thanks to its compact flywheel that replicates a mass inertial effect of 11.8kg. The trainer will also provide accurate & consistent speed, power and cadence measurements, helping to improve your cyclist's overall performance. They'll truly thank you for this gift! Price: AU$499.
Rapha is known for creating cycling apparel for World Tour professionals, and is dedicated to creating activewear that provides comfort, performance and style. You really can't go wrong with Rapha; any item will impress a cyclist. But if you're still not sure where to start, the Breva Zip-Up Track Jacket is our pick for a stylish cycling gift. Price: US$286.
If your cyclist really wants to push himself with his training, he'll love these Bike Weights. Specifically designed to complement cycling workouts and provide a total body workout. The pair of weights are available in 1.5kg or 2.5kg, and will help your cyclist get lean muscles, which will enhance his cycling performance. Price: US$29.
Cyclists need to stay hydrated but sometimes water just doesn't cut it. These GO Isotonic Energy Gels provide a combination of electrolytes and carbohydrates to ensure ultimate hydration and fuel. The gel consistency allows cyclists to quickly deliver carbs to their muscles without feeling bloated (a side-effect of drinking too much water or liquid). The Energy Gels also come in a variety of yummy colours, making this an awesome gift your cyclist will definitely use and enjoy! Price: US$36 for 30 x 60ml packs.