Father’s Day is just around the corner, so you better make a move if you want to get a gift in time for Sunday 17 June. Read on to find something special for your cycling mad dad.
Cycling Dad Father’s Day card
A rather thoughtful card Constance and Clay
You’ll definitely need to write your dad a loving and heartfelt message, and what better way to do that than with a cycling themed card.
This one particularly took our fancy, but have a browse through what’s available on Not On The High Street for a range of thoughtful and personal options.
Bike Wine Holder
Carry wine wherever you go Mens Society
Cycling, coffee and alcohol seem to go hand in hand. Post ride beer or wine is great, but how do you get to it if you end up somewhere remote?
Check out this wine bottle holder for all your alcohol carrying needs.
Aeropress (+ coffee subscription)
It’s essential to get your coffee fix Aeropress
Of course, coffee is essential in cycling.
So, have you considered combining an Aeropress with a coffee subscription to ensure your dad can start each day with a quality brew?
DeFeet Framework Socks
Socks are an essential part of the cycling uniform DeFeet
Socks are usually one of those gifts for when people have run out of ideas. In the case of cycling though it’s more than important that your sock game is strong.
This was the loudest design we could find, coupled with the proven performance of DeFeet socks.
A handy multi-tool
Father’s Day might also be an opportunity to splurge on some things dad might not otherwise treat himself to.
Good multi-tools are hard to come by, and by far one of our favourites is the Topeak Ratchet Rocket, which couples removable bits with a wrench to actually provide decent leverage.
Silca makes the most premium of premium pumps and tools Silca
A similar tool is available from premium brand Silca, for the ultimate in luxury. It even comes with a torque wrench, perfect for today’s high performance bikes.
Lezyne Pressure Drive mini-pump
Couple that with a posh mini pump from Lezyne and your dad should have everything he needs for any emergencies out on the road.
We doubt there’s a cyclist out there who hasn’t at one point or another worried about the weight of their bike or components.
The Feedback Sport Alpine Scale is what we’ve been using for a while as the ‘scale of truth‘ at BikeRadar, and has proven to be reliable and accurate.
Weighing things is essential, even if you’re not a weight-weenie Oliver Woodman / Immediate Media
Alternatively, if you want to send your dad a not so subtle message that he might need to get out on his bike a bit more then why not gift him some smart scales to assess his fitness levels.
Muc-Off Bike Care Essentials Kit
Get things looking clean and shiny! Muc-Off
Of course, after that encouragement he might need to clean the dust and muck off his bike. The perfect option is this pack from Muc Off that has everything required to make things sparkly.
Donate a Buffalo Bike
Donate to a worthy cause World Bicycle Relief
For the cyclist that has it all, why not consider a donation to World Bicycle Relief on their behalf.
This goes to a very worthy cause, improving the mobility of people in developing countries and helping them gain access to healthcare, education and economic opportunities.
Entry to an event
See how much fun he could have at Grinduro? Robin Oneill for Grinduro
Some might say memories are priceless, so why not get dad an entry to an event or sportive? We’re currently really looking forward to Grinduro Scotland, but there are lots of things happening up and down the country.
Orbea Gain D15
Get him an e-bike for those weary legs Jack Luke / Immediate Media
And finally if the sky is the limit, and you feel like dad has had a hard life and deserves to take it easy for a while, why not get him an e-bike to power him along on his journeys.
We spent some time aboard a lower end model and had some very favourable impressions.