There’s a lot of fun to be had in dabbling with off-road riding – getting out on the trails is a great way to enjoy traffic free miles and the variety in terrain keeps it super interesting.
You don’t need to part with too much cash to have the chance to experience the woods and singletrack, either. In fact, there are a variety of great value mountain bikes available for less than £500.
At this price point, you’ll probably be looking for a hardtail – lighter, much easier to maintain, and more than adequate for the exploits of most leisure riders.
Here are ten of the best..