Bestselling cycling gift ideas for father’s day

June 20th is coming up fast and it’s the time of the year when I wish my dad was more into his cycling! I’m still trying hard to convince him to buy a GoCycle instead of a moped. If you’re still a little stuck for ideas then here’s a roundup of bestselling gift ideas for this year’s father’s day – don’t forget to order soon!

Bike rack and panniers

If your father is using his bike for the shopping trip or for longer expeditions then a bike rack and panniers can shift the weight of anything you are carrying from your back and onto your bike. Bike racks fit onto most bikes that have the suitable holes on the frame. I’m currently in the process of getting an Altura Arran pannier with a Topeak Super Tourist rack. Evans have a sale on the go so now is a good time to buy.

Evans: £24.99 Altura Arran and £29.99 Topeak Super Tourist < Best price
Amazon: £26.95 Altura Arran and £32.49 Topeak Super Tourist

iPhone Bike Mount

If your father comes fully equipped with an iPhone then he may appreciate a bike mount to attach it to his bike. He can then plan journeys on Google Maps and track his performance. I’ve listed a load of bike mounts previously. You may also want to get him a copy of some of the latest iPhone bike apps.

Cycling rucksack

Don’t think your father will appreciate the move over to panniers? A cycling backpack can provide more comfort over normal bags. One that is highly recommend and I’ll be reviewing soon is the DHB Elsted 30L rucksack from Wiggle. It costs £37.99, has room for a hydration pack and comes with plenty of padding for extra comfort.

Endura cycling jersey as a father's day gift Jersey

A new cycling Jersey is another good gift idea for any keen cyclist. The Endura Short Sleeve Jersey is a good one to look at.

Multi-tool

A very useful thing for any cyclist to have is a good multi-tool. Take a look at some of the best multi-tools.

veho-muvi-camera-with-extreme-sports-pack-bundleHelmet-Cam

For the more gadget obsessed this is a good gift to get. The Veho Muvi Camera is normally £99.99 but is currently on offer at £69.99 on the Evans website.

Experience Day

Checkout either BuyAGift who do a mountain bike experience day or Red Letter Days who have various good ideas for father’s day.

London Cycling Routes

This post wouldn’t be complete without giving myself a bit of self promotion! If your dad is looking for a gift with a bit of a difference and great places to cycle in London then look no further than the London Cycle Routes eBook for £6.95.

Have a happy father’s day!

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10 Responses to Bestselling cycling gift ideas for father’s day

  1. Tim 10/06/2010 at 9:09 am #

    Sorry for the pedantry but you ride a moped and mopped is what you did to the kitchen floor last night. A helpful list I will be emailing it to my children as my own father has been circling the heavenly velodrome for a few years now!

  2. wee folding bike 10/06/2010 at 11:19 pm #

    I’m getting the Brompton Book. I hid it in the drawer a few weeks ago.

    I’m also hoping the boys will take me to see The Vikings in the cinema.

    • Andreas 14/06/2010 at 12:27 pm #

      A good call! A book I highly recommend..

  3. Jimbo 11/06/2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Cameras –
    I recently got a Kodak ZX1. It is larger than the MuVi so it is not so easy to mount on a helmet, but takes HD video (720p) so it’s easier to make out numberplates!
    Plus it’s cheaper than the MuVi (£49 on Amazon), and takes AA rechargeable batteries.
    I’ve mounted on the handlebar with a DIY mount but you can buy a handlebar mount for it.

    • Andreas 14/06/2010 at 12:28 pm #

      Thanks for recommending the muvi on Amazon – didn’t realise it was that much cheaper!

      • Higgs 28/06/2010 at 8:54 pm #

        Andreas, he was was saying the Kodak ZX1 was cheaper than the MuVi

        Picked up the Kodak (it was in a high street retailer for £50) and is a great go anywhere camera you’re not afraid to lose. It’s also good for holidays.

        Got the MuVi for my birthday (with the mounting kit) but haven’t had a chance to use it yet as I haven’t been cycling thanks to injury (hopefully will be back in the saddle in a couple of weeks)

  4. welshcyclist 11/06/2010 at 10:45 pm #

    I’m a dad, with three grown up sons, I’m hoping for a couple of cycling books,as Father’s Day presents. “The Full English” by Mike Carden, and either one of Mark Beaumont’s publications, i.e., “The Man Who Cycled the World” or “Cycling the Americas”. I really fancy one of those helmet cams though.

  5. charles 21/06/2010 at 10:31 am #

    Hi,

    Please do not buy a go cycle.

    I used to sell them where i work and while the idea is great and they do look good, there have been more recalls and issues with them than I care to remember. The lastest one being the cheap bottom brack axels from china that they use have started to fracture.

    They look great and seem fun, but to live with one or have it serviced, is a nightmare I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

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