Getting good advice on what type of bicycle to get can be hard. Hybrid, city, urban - what do they all mean?
I get asked about this a lot.
Here, I hope to offer advice on what to look out for and what affordable, stylish and good recommendations I can make for what to ride, what to wear and all the accessories you need to ride.
Here are the key terms to understand:
A mix between a road and mountain bike, a hybrid can give you the flexibility of riding to work as well as going exploring in the countryside at the weekends.
This is the bike that's gained most popularity in cities such as Amsterdam. Upright, with a few gears and maybe a rack to put your bags on. Low maintenance too.
Derived from velodrome-style track bicycles, these bikes often have one gear for simplicity which may be "fixed" - meaning the pedals keep turning - so some skill is required.
A curated range of the best stuff for commuting and leisure cycling.
Awesome bikes for awesome people based in the Cotswolds. Commuter, road and city bikes in a variety of colours and designs starting at just £269.
Stylish London steeds starting at £410. They come in a range of styles and colours that should really impress the naysayers!
Quality locks to ensure that your bike is still there when you come back to it. D-locks, chain locks in a variety of colours too.
Bright lights that charge with USB - easy for when you get to the office.
Be safe without looking like a berk. Helmets needn't look like you're entering the Tour de France.
Don't arrive all stinky or lycra-clad. Try Vulpine's stylish casual cyclewear for the office and out of office.
Just like a car or house, not insuring your bicycle could be an expensive mistake.
Cover yourself and claim compensation if you're involved in an accident.