The best gifts for cyclists: 14 gift ideas for cycling enthusiasts
If you’ve got an avid cyclist on your wishlist this year, we’re here to help you with our roundup of the best cycling gifts.
Maybe you’d like to add to a loved one’s ever-growing jersey collection, or have fun on a new bike computer so they can track their progress?
Fortunately, there is an abundance of gear available that makes the perfect cycling gift, from wearable clothing including bike shoes and bib shorts, to waterproof bike covers and puncture repair kits.
We’ve selected 14 gift ideas from a range of price points so that you can give the rider in your life a thoughtful and useful gift. Or, of course, you can indulge yourself …
For more current inspiration, take a look at our gifts for triathletes.
Best gifts for cyclists 2021
BikeParka URBAN waterproof bike cover
A waterproof bike cover is a quick, easy and affordable solution to protecting your precious bike from the elements. It is a great gift idea for those who do not have a garage or Bike garage to keep their bikes safe.
This choice of BikeParka claims to be made of a hard-wearing material that resists tearing, which would help if you store your bike next to outdoor tools and items that could tear the cover.
It also has an elasticated bottom and a rocker that lets you change the size, so it should provide the perfect fit for a range of bikes.
There are several colors to choose from, including dark green, gray, and camo.
Garmin Varia RTL515
Protect your loved ones with this Garmin tail light and radar. The radar aims to alert cyclists to approaching vehicles up to 140 m away.
The device is compatible with bike computers and Edge smartphones. In order to alert the rider of approaching traffic, the Varia app provides tones, graphics and vibrations. It is designed to inform you of the position and speed of vehicles to give you a better understanding of your surroundings.
The light is expected to last up to 16 hours in flash mode and claims daytime visibility of up to a mile. If you like to cycle in a group and don’t want to disturb other riders, there is a low intensity flash.
Garmin Edge 130 Plus GPS Bike Computer
Bike computers not only help cyclists and triathletes track their progress, but with GPS they can help navigate routes as well, making a great gift! The Garmin Edge 130 Plus was tested by a member of our team and scored 88% due to its innovative and affordable nature, so it’s a solid choice.
The training plans section was found to be the most useful feature, which allows riders to access their training plans from Garmin Connect. It also has a battery life of up to 12 hours and the Climbpro function displays the remaining ascent and slope on a particular route.
For the full review, see our summary of the best bike computers for triathletes.
If you are looking to help someone start their triathlon journey, these triathlon shoes are worth considering because they are an affordable gift idea.
In the review, our tester appreciated the neat transition hook and the comfortable foot entry. The simple white design also makes it an attractive cycling gift if you’re not sure which color to choose!
Cycling gloves Castelli Perfetto RoS
Anything aimed at keeping cyclists warm and warm in freezing conditions is bound to run smoothly. These Castelli gloves are made with Gore-Tex Infinium fabric to help fight the elements (rain, wind or both), a fleece interior lining and minimal stitching.
Polaris Cascade Merino waterproof socks
You can never have too many pairs of waterproof socks, which makes it an easy choice of cycling gift! Perfect for wet and muddy bike paths, these waterproof socks aim to keep cyclists warm and dry.
The flat toe seams are aimed at preventing blisters, which is a useful feature, especially for long workouts.
Quad Lock Bike Kit
This practice phone holder lets you attach an iPhone to your bike so you can use your favorite apps and easily track your route. The mechanism attaches to the stem or handlebars of your bike.
There’s a weatherproof poncho to help protect your phone and there’s a two-step locking mechanism, which should ensure your phone stays in place.
Lezyne Lever Repair Kit
It is not necessarily the most glamorous of cycling gifts, but a puncture repair kit is certainly a functional and useful gift. You could make someone’s miserable bike home from work a lot more bearable!
This choice of tire repair kit from the popular brand Lezyne is an all-in-one repair kit and tire changer set. The glue-free patches are made of a synthetic rubber compound that is intended to stretch and conform to the tubes. You can reload the kit after you’ve used all the patches, and there is a range of vibrant colors to choose from.
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Lock
This big bike lock features an 18mm shackle and the disc-style cylinder has a drill-resistant design. With a lifetime warranty, it will undoubtedly become a widely used safety equipment. Whether you are stopping by the store or parking at night, this is a great option.
Proviz Nightrider 2.0 cycling jacket
Proviz is a popular choice when it comes to high visibility gear, and that’s not surprising given the range of products the brand offers.
With a breathable and waterproof design, this Nightrider design should be appropriate for all seasons, whatever the weather. The jacket has been specially designed to provide maximum retro-reflection, so it’s a great gift for night cyclists!
Designed primarily for warmer rides, this top claims to be lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying. If you know a rider who enjoys long climbs in the heat, this top might be a smart choice as it should keep them cool!
The cycling jersey is made of micro-dots and Piuma air fabrics to increase ventilation from the top. It also has a pretty funky floral design, which makes it a nice choice for a cycling gift.
BOriginal uff neck warmer
When it comes to the versatile and lightweight neck warmer, Buff is a reliable choice. The bright colors of orange and blue this particular design make it a fun gift for cyclists. Thanks to the four-way stretch, it should be comfortable to wear.
Whether you wear it on your head to keep your hair out of the way, or around your neck to protect yourself from the cold, it’s bound to come in handy.