For anyone with a cycling-mad loved one, buying gifts can be difficult. Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of great cycling gifts that will show your bike fanatic how much you care.
Whether you’re looking for a fun, quirky or practical present, we’ve got it covered. From a ‘ball bag’ bike light to a retro bicycle clock ornament, there is something here for every cyclist on your shopping list. For those that don’t want to break the bank but still want to buy something special for a cyclist in their life, we’ve also got some cheap cycling gifts like a pair of bike socks or a bicycle pizza cutter.
If you’re buying for a child, there’s no better gift than a set of bike lights to help them stay visible on their bike at all times. The brightly colored bike lights are easy to attach to the front and rear of their bikes and will ensure that they are seen by other road users, especially in adverse weather conditions. The Energizer X4000 is an entry-level set of rechargeable bike lights that’s easy for children to use and will help them build their confidence on two wheels as they progress.
For those that spend most of their time on a bike and are always looking to improve their skills, a pair of cycling gloves is a sensible gift idea. The gloves are made of high quality leather and will help protect the rider’s hands from blisters, cuts and abrasions on rough roads or on long rides. The gloves are available in a range of sizes and colors to match any rider’s style.
Even the best cyclists can run out of energy on a long ride, so a box of energy bars is a useful gift for any cyclist. The protein-rich bars are easy to digest and formulated to aid recovery after a grueling ride.
Most cyclists are environmentally conscious, so the Green Guru Gear Commuter backpack is an ideal gift for any cyclist who’s committed to going green. The backpack is made from upcycled materials and is designed with commuting in mind.
A work stand may not be the most obvious or glamorous gift, but it’s a great one for any cyclist that has to spend a lot of time tinkering on their bike. The ParkTools bike stand makes it easier to do anything from cleaning the drivetrain to changing brake blocks and is an essential part of any cyclist’s tool kit.
If you can’t afford to buy a gift for a cyclist but you want to do something kind, then the World Bicycle Relief is an excellent charity to support. The organisation provides micro-financing for those that need a bicycle to get to work and trains local mechanics to repair them. There are a number of different donation options available, including an e-card that can be redeemed online.