How to Choose a Bicycle, finding The right bike for you:

your bike should complement your lifestyle so, before you buy, think about when you want to use your bike and where you want it to take you.

choose the type of bike which reflects the majority of journeys you intend to make. and remember, as with most things, you get what you pay for,

and sometimes bikes come with lots of extra features that you might not need.

Road bikes:

Road bikes are lightweight with skinny tires.

Most have drop handlebars and they are designed to be aerodinamic and speedy. Racing bikes are lightweight and fast.

Touring bikes are sturdier versions of racing bikes suitable for long distance rides with panniers to carry your luggage.

Mountain bikes:

Mountain Bikes have sturdy frames, knobbly tyres and highly effective brakes. they offten have suspension and a wide selection of lower gears, perfect for all types of terrain.

with slick tyres they are also comfortable for city riding.



Folding bikes:

Folding bikes are ideal for people who commute on public transport but use their bikes at either end of their trip.

These bikes fold down compactly, and have smaller wheels and fewer gears.



 Hybrid bikes:

Hybrid bikes are a cross between the speed of a road bike and the strength and gearing of a mountain bike.

They are lightweight but sturdy with smooth tyres and an upright riding position suitable for a wide variety of terrain.

A good everyday option.


Electrically assisted bikes:

These ones are great if you need extra help to get up hills, or have a longer daily commute. choose a bike that is electrically assisted, where the power kicks in when you pedal, helping you up the hill rather than completely taking over.