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.
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.
with slick tyres they are also comfortable for city riding.
These bikes fold down compactly, and have smaller wheels and fewer gears.
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.