With so many entry-level women’s bicycles on the market, cycling has never been more accessible. Even Victoria Pendleton is in on the action, releasing the Somerby Hybrid – an affordable run around town bike.
If you’re looking to get back in the saddle, but don’t want to break the bank – then look no further, we’ve rounded up a variety of entry-level women’s bicycles, all available now for under £400
Expectations of entry-level women’s bicycles under £400
In our article ‘Buying your first bike‘, we raised the point of thinking about your riding goals before shopping for a bike. We can’t stress this point enough. Cycling for many is addictive and a great way to get your exercise in. We don’t want you to waste your money or be held back by a bike that’s no longer fit for purpose.
We’ve seen it before; friends buying perfectly good bikes to ride to the shops and commute on but when they’ve wanted to take it a step further, they’ve been hindered by their weighty steed.
Essentially, the various entry-level women’s bicycles featured in this piece are great options for those who would like a reliable set of wheels to pootle to the shops on, commute a short distance to work or gently venture off the beaten track on fire-roads.
Note: There’s always the option to buy second hand, but we appreciate for some, this can be daunting and the worry of being sold a ‘dud’ bike can loom large in people’s minds, so we’re focusing on shiny new bicycles for the time being in this price range.