Road Cycling Buying Guides

Beginners: Six entry-level women’s bicycles under £400

Looking for an entry level women's road bike, mountain bike or hybrid? Then check in here for buying advice tips and the things you need to look for.

Victoria Pendleton’s Somerby model – a cheap entry level women’s bicycle, available through Halfords £279.99

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.


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