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The best gifts for cyclists: 19 present ideas for bike enthusiasts

Treat your bike-mad friends and family with a cycling gift they'll love

Collection of cycling gifts

If you have a keen cyclist on your gift list this year (or just want to treat yourself), we’re here to help with our roundup of the best cycling gifts.

Perhaps you’d like to add to a loved one’s ever growing jersey collection, or splash out on a new bike computer so they can track their progress?

Luckily there’s an abundance of gear available that makes for a perfect cycling gift, from wearables including bike shoes and bib shorts to waterproof bike covers and puncture repair kits.

Best gifts for cyclists 2024

We’ve chosen 19 gift ideas at a range of price points so you can give the cyclists in your life a present that’s both thoughtful and useful. Or, of course, you can treat yourself…

For more present inspiration, take a look at our gifts for triathletes or our list of the best gifts for runners.

Best cycling gifts under £200

Garmin Varia RTL515

Keep loved ones safe with this rear light and radar from Garmin. The radar aims to alert cyclists of approaching vehicles of up to 140m away.

The device is compatible with Edge bike computers and smartphones. In order to alert the rider of approaching traffic, the Varia app provides tones, graphics and vibrations. It’s designed to inform you of the position and speed of the vehicles to offer a fuller understanding of your surroundings.

The light should last up to 16 hours in flash mode and claims daylight visibility of up to one mile. If you enjoy cycling in a group and don’t want to disturb your fellow riders, there’s a low intensity flash.

Online 12 Week Personalised Cycling Training Plan for One

Two people cycling on a wooden bridge
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Access to a personal coach makes a real difference when you’re working on your cycling technique, so this one-year course is a neat gift. An expert trainer will make a personalised plan according to your goals, availability and budget, and then check up on your progress every month.

As part of the course, you also get access to videos, guides and webinars, as well as nutrition advice and strength and conditioning support.

Garmin Edge 130 Plus GPS Bike Computer

Bike computers not only help cyclists and triathletes track their progress, but with GPS, they can also help navigate routes, so they make a great gift! The Garmin Edge 130 Plus was tested by a member of our team and it was given a score of 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 cyclists to access their training plans from Garmin Connect. It also features a battery life of up to 12 hours and the Climbpro function displays the remaining ascent and gradient while on a particular route.

For the full review, check out our roundup of the best bike computers for triathletes.

Best cycling gifts under £100

BikeParka URBAN Waterproof Bicycle Cover

A waterproof bike cover is a quick, easy and affordable solution to protecting your precious bike from bad weather. It’s a great gift idea for those who don’t have a garage or bike shed to keep their bike secure.

This choice from BikeParka claims to be made of hardwearing material that resists ripping, which would be useful if you’re storing your bike next to outdoor tools and objects that might tear the cover.

It also has an elasticated bottom and toggle which allows you to alter the size, so it should offer a snug fit for a range of bikes.

There are a few different colours to choose from, including dark green, grey and camo.

Giro Agilis MIPS Helmet

This Giro helmet is an ideal mix of affordable and versatile, making it a top gift. Our tester gave this pick an impressive score of 92%, and found the helmet to be suitable for commuting, training and racing, so it’s a super choice for all kinds of cyclists.

To learn more about this stylish piece of kit, check out our review of the Giro Agilis MIPS Helmet.

Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit

It might seem strange to buy a set of cleaning products as a Christmas gift, but let’s be honest, most bike owners love to give their pride and joy a scrub down.

Muc-Off has long been at the top of the bike cleaning and maintenance game, which is why this substantial set is the one we’re recommending here as a gift.

It comes complete with a bike cleaner, bike protect, wet lube, drivetrain cleaner and a whole host of brushes and cloths. What’s more, it comes in a handy box.

See our other top bike cleaning kits.

Castelli Perfetto RoS Cycling Gloves

Anything aimed to keep chilly cyclists warm in frosty conditions is bound to go down well. These Castelli gloves feature Gore-Tex Infinium fabric to help battle the elements (whether it’s rain, wind, or both), a fleecy inner lining and minimal seams.

Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Lock

This chunky bike lock features an 18mm shackle and the disc-style cylinder has a drill resistant design.

With a lifetime guarantee, it’s sure to become a well-used piece of security equipment. Whether you’re stopping off at the shop, or parking overnight, it’s a great option.

Proviz Nightrider Cycling Jacket 2.0

Proviz is a popular choice when it comes to high visibility gear, and it’s no surprise considering the range of products the brand has on offer.

With a breathable and waterproof design, this Nightrider design should be appropriate for all seasons, whatever the weather. The jacket has been specifically designed to offer maximum retro-reflection, so it’s a great gift for late night cyclists!

Best cycling gifts under £50

Alé Graphics PRR Fiori Jersey

Designed primarily for warmer rides (though useful for indoor training, too), it’s claimed this top is lightweight, breathable and quick drying. If you know a cyclist who enjoys long climbs in the heat, this top could be a thoughtful choice as it should keep them fresh!

The cycling jersey is made with micro dots and Piuma air fabrics to increase the top’s ventilation. We love the funky floral design of this version, too, although you can buy it in other styles.

Zefal Sense Pro 65

Looking for some cheap stocking fillers? Aside from the obvious (socks), water bottles are a great option and Zefal is a reliable brand when it comes to hydration.

We like the look of the Sense Pro 65, which has a double-closure, good flow control and a durable construction. Plus, there are multiple colours to choose from.

Find alternatives in our guide to the best cycling water bottles.

Olympic Park Cycling Experience for One in London

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This gift voucher gives you the chance to try riding a fixed wheel bike in the iconic velodrome at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Coaches will impart basic skills during this one-hour cycling experience, and there’s even a juniors’ version for 5-16 year olds.

Dhb Trinity Tri Shoe

If you’re looking to help someone start their cycling or triathlon journey, these shoes are worth considering as they’re an affordable gift idea.

When reviewed, our tester enjoyed the neat transition hook and comfortable foot entry. The straightforward white design also makes them an appealing cycling gift if you’re not sure what colour to go for!

Polaris Cascade Merino Waterproof Socks

You can never have too many pairs of waterproof socks, making them an easy choice of cycling gift! Ideal for wet and muddy rides, these waterproof socks aim to keep riders warm and dry.

The flat toe seams aim to prevent blisters, which is a useful feature, particularly for long training sessions.

Cycling Track Taster Session for Two at Herne Hill Velodrome

Cyclists doing Cycling Track Taster Session for Two at Herne Hill Velodrome
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This experience gift is a lovely choice for couples, friends or family members who cycle together. It includes a 90-minute cycling session at Herne Hill, London’s oldest velodrome and the venue for the 1948 Olympic Games.

You can hire the bikes and helmets when you’re there, and expert coaches will be on-hand to provide tips and advice as you go.

Quad Lock Bike Kit

This convenient phone mount allows you to attach an iPhone to your bike so you can use your favourite apps and track your route with ease. The mechanism attaches to your bike’s stem or handlebar.

There’s a weather-resistant poncho to help protect your phone and there’s a dual-stage locking mechanism, which is designed to ensure your phone remains securely in place.

Lezyne Lever Patch Kit

It’s not necessarily the most glamorous of cycling gifts, but a puncture repair kit is certainly a functional and helpful present. You could make someone’s miserable cycle home from work a lot more bearable!

This choice of puncture repair kit from popular brand Lezyne is an all-in-one patch kit and tire lever set.

The glueless patches are made of a synthetic rubber compound that aims to stretch and conform to the tubes. You can refill the kit once you’ve used up all of the patches, and there are a range of bright colours to choose from.

Sundried Men’s Pro Collection Bib Shorts

An essential for long rides and training sessions, bib shorts are an ideal present. These shorts from Sundried aim to keep you dry and comfortable after hours of pedalling, so they could be a good choice for summer rides.

Our tester found the mesh strap and back panel to be great features, particularly in warm climates. We love the splash of colour in the design and reckon they’d be a welcomed addition to any cyclist’s wardrobe.

Buff Original Neck Gaiter

When it comes to versatile, lightweight neck gear, Buff is a reliable choice. The vibrant orange and blue colours of 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 keep out the chill, it’s bound to come in handy.

Looking for more present ideas? Why not check out our full list of top gifts for triathletes, which features lots more picks.

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Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands, writing primarily for YourHomeStyle.uk and Gathered.how. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement décor, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered. Often found scouring out the best deals online, Rachel has written buyers’ guides for special interest titles GardensIllustrated.com and Countryfile.com. She started her career in the lifestyle publishing sector as a digital writer for womanandhome.com over four years ago after training as a broadcast journalist.