Best National Bike Week Kit and Father’s Day Gifts
With National Bike Week 2016 running from 11th to 19th June, and with Father’s Day on 19th June, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for the cycling fanatic in your life. And don’t forget that free bike use is offered at our hotels New Park Manor in the New Forest and The Ickworth (pictured above) in Suffolk, so that all the family can enjoy an outing on two wheels.
And on Father’s Day, dads can get a treat courtesy of the Sunday lie-in service offered by our OFSTED-approved crèches. Follow it up with a classic Sunday lunch or afternoon tea, and perhaps a treatment in one of our lovely spas, and you have all the makings of the perfect Father’s Day.
Garmin Edge 520
This next-generation cycling computer gives Dad the competitive edge with all kinds of techie features including live segment challenges, advanced analysis tools, indoor trainer support and smart notifications.
Specialised Airnet Helmet
Similar to the much-revered Giro Synthe but costing about half the price, this is highly rated for its breathability, ventilation and comfortable fit.
Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Sunglasses
Designed in consultation with sprint cyclist Mark Cavendish, these glasses are favoured by high-performance athletes for their excellent field of view, protection and ventilation.
Bontrager Ballista Summer Cycling Jersey
From a brand at the top end of the cycle wear market, this jersey ticks all the boxes when it comes to fit, breathability, range of movement and robustness.
Elite Pria Pave Bottle Cage
Save Dad the irritation of having his water bottle ejected when he goes over bumps by treating him to this lightweight adjustable cage.
Among the best of the mid-budget cyclists’ tool kits, this has high-quality versions of all the items Dad needs to keep his bike in tip-top shape.
Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance
The world’s top-selling book on bike maintenance and repair ensures that beginner and experienced cyclists alike can keep their wheels in immaculate condition. There’s a sister guide on mountain-bike maintenance
Read more about cycling with kids at Luxury Family Hotels.