Cycling can be anything from a fun hobby to a way of life. Whatever your level of interest, the health benefits of cycling are universal and the feeling of freedom you get from riding a bike is something that everyone can enjoy.
if you’re looking for a gift for a man who rides, then there are plenty of options to choose from. Cycling gifts for men can include anything from bike accessories to clothing.
Thank us later, because we'll give you a thorough list of cycling gifts for men that are sure to hit the mark!
Practical gifts for urban cyclists
The best gifts for urban cyclists are the ones that get them riding. Here are a few practical suggestions to help you pick out the perfect present for your favourite cyclist:
<H3> 1. Urban bike helmet.
If you want to get your cyclist fan a gift that will help him ride safely, an urban bike helmet is a great choice. This type of helmet provides protection from sun, wind, rain and low-hanging branches and trips and falls. You should never ride without one, so this gift will protect your loved one's noggin and make them feel safer and more confident whilst riding.
We particularly recommend Dashel helmets, which are 100% recyclable and made in the U.K. They're stylish, lightweight and extremely comfortable. With a variety of colours to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one that will match your cyclist’s personal style.
<H3> 2. Sunglasses.
Sunglasses are a must for any urban cyclist. They protect eyes from the sun, wind, and airborne dust and dirt. When it's sunny, the glare from the sun reflecting off windshields, windows and pavement can be blinding.
The best sunglasses for cycling are polarized, with wraparound style frames that offer maximum coverage and protection from the elements. Sunglasses also make you look cool. What’s not to love?
<H3> 3. Cycling clothing.
Cycling clothing is a great way to show your support for the sport. When you’re shopping for cycling clothes, keep in mind that they should be made from lightweight materials that are comfortable on and off the bike.
You should also be sure to choose clothing that is breathable and moisture-wicking, so it doesn’t trap heat inside or make them feel sweaty. Also, if you’re aware the man you're gifting often goes on long rides, opt for layers that can be removed as needed.
<H3> 4. Cycling gloves.
Cycling gloves are a great gift to give a cyclist because they protect their hands from the elements. They also come in many different styles, so you’ll have no difficulty finding one that suits your giftee’s taste.
If this will be their first pair of gloves, consider getting ones that have padding on the palm and fingers. This will help protect against blisters as well as wear and tear on the hands. You should also look for gloves that have wrist straps to keep them securely in place while riding.
<H3> 5. Reflective cycling jackets.
A reflective jacket is a great gift for a cyclist because it helps keep them warm, stay visible and safe on the roads. It’s also lightweight, so it won’t add too much bulk to their outfit.
Reflective jackets made from materials such as nylon or polyester are both durable and water-resistant. We recommend Pedal&Co reflective bike jackets. Made in East London from locally sourced sustainable materials they’re not only super reflective, but they also look good too.
<H3> 6. Cycling bottles.
Get your rider a cycling bottle so they can stay hydrated on their rides. There are many types of cycling bottles available on the market, such as those that have a straw and screw-on cap, or those with a squeeze top.
If you’re not sure which type would be best for your cyclist friend, then opt for one that comes with a few different attachments so they can try them all out before choosing which one works best for them.
<H3> 7. Bicycle cleaning and maintenance products.
For the cyclist who’s always on the go, it can be hard to find time for regular bicycle maintenance. That’s why you should get them some cleaning and maintenance products so they can clean their bike any time they like.
There are a number of different products available, such as chain lube (which helps remove dirt from a bike's chain), a small brush for scrubbing off the grime from the bike’s frame and wheels, and even specialized tools that will help make maintenance easier, like a puncture repair kit. Read more about the bike tool kit that every cyclist should have.
However, if the rider is in and around London, we recommend getting them a maintenance service with our friends at Fettle.
<H2> Accessories for city bikes
If they’re a cyclist who loves riding around their city, then accessories can make all the difference. Here are our two favourites:
<H3> 1. Bicycle lights.
Bicycle lights are a must for any cyclist, especially if they plan on riding at night. These lights can be attached to bicycles so that drivers can see them, or they can be kept in bags for easy access when the sun goes down. There are a number of different types of lights available, including LED and rechargeable models.
<H3> 2. Bicycle basket.
A bicycle basket is a great way to carry things while riding. This can include anything from groceries to books and other items, depending on the size of the basket. It’s an easy way to keep items safe and accessible when riding around town.
These baskets can be attached to a bicycle with straps or brackets, which makes them possible to remove once they’re no longer needed.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Our goal is to help people make the most out of their ride! If you can’t find the answer you need in our FAQs, please contact us via phone or email.
What should cyclists wear at night?
At night, cyclists should wear bright, reflective clothing and accessories. Check out Pedal & Co's reflective jackets, which are fashionable, durable, and eco-friendly!
In addition to being visible to motorists, cyclists should also wear helmets, gloves, and other safety gear that will protect them in case of an accident or fall.
What must be carried on a city bike?
A city bike is designed for short, quick trips around town. As such, it’s best to carry only the essentials, such as a helmet, bike lights, a water bottle, a pair of sunglasses, and an extra layer in case the weather changes.
A strong, resistant lock is also important for cyclists to have with them at all times, especially when parking their bikes outside for long periods of time.