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7 Father’s Day gifts for riders

… or stuff to treat yourself to

Stuck for a gift for the motorcycle riding dad? Why not let For the Ride inspire you?

1 – Bacon curing kit

Smokin’… we reckon we’ve found the perfect cure for those bland campfire cook-ups on your big trips.

Add a little invention to your adventure with this curing kit which contains everything you need to make your own original, sweet or smoky bacon. The Ross and Ross kit contains curing bags, a hook and the perfect mixes for an artisan breakfast that will leave other riders drooling.

Warning: Bacon not included and best not to share.

Bacon curing kit

Price band: $

2 – Merino clothing for the ride… and after

There’s nothing better or more critical than being comfortable on a long ride, especially if the weather is unpredictable. Seasoned riders always choose merino during and after the ride for its non-stink, easy dry and comfort qualities.

Inspired by Cornwall’s surf scene, innovative UK clothing and accessories firm Finisterre design functional and sustainable base layers, boxers and jackets that are light, warm and easy to pack in a pannier. A must for all seasons.

Finisher clothing Eddy merino base layer
The Eddy baselayer is breathable and naturally antibacterial, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. Same goes with the boxers

Price band: $$

 Motorcycle poster art

Let dad know you approve of his riding obsession with this customised piece of bike art with a difference. Just type in his name, where he was born, hobbies and even the names of you or your mum and the designers will create an A4 or A3 size framed or unframed version of this Triumph.

Motorcycle art poster
Word is… dad would love this

Price band: $$

 Triumph iPad sleeve

Protect your old man’s iPad from possible pothole damage in the pannier with this high quality leather sleeve bearing the distinctive Triumph legend. It’s one of many great gifts in the new clothing and accessories range

Triumph Motorcycles iPad sleeve
Protect his screen in style

Price band: $$$

 Skylodge Peru stay

Feel like letting him know you how much you really love him? Treat him and a guest (you obviously!) to an overnight stay in a Skylodge capsule 1,200 feet on the side of a mountain with stunning views over a Peruvian valley.

Close to Cusco, high on the list of rider routes, climb to the top of a mountain above Sacred Valley by a via ferrata and an awesome zipline course, before making your way to your room for the night – a transparent pod hanging from the side of the mountain.

Built from aerospace aluminium and weather-resistant materials, the pods sleep up to eight people in four beds… if you can sleep that is!

Luxury pods on the side of a mountain in Peru
A Peru mountain pod experience

Price band: $$$$$

 Triumph weekend bag

If you’re looking to arrive in double style, twin your dad’s Triumph with this high quality black leather weekend bag so he looks good on and of the road.

Triumph Motorcycles weekend bag

Price band: $$$

 US artisan food subscription

If he’s already into motorcycles and Triumph then he’s sure to have impeccable taste, so why not go the extra yard with a subscription to foodie heaven?

US-based food collators Mantry carefully source six of the best artisan items around a unique theme like Bacon Nation or Bourbon BBQ and deliver a different crate to your dad’s door every two months. First delivery, which could include Del Duca prosciutto, Vermont smoke and cure pepperoni or Gracious Gourmet artichoke pesto, comes in a signature wooden crate that’s cool all on its own.

Mantra food subscription box

Price band: $$