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.

2. Dutchie, ‘Chic’ Single-Speed (RRP £279)

Even though your budget has increased by 25%, there’s little change to the types of women’s specific bikes on offer and components used. We’ve therefore chosen the ‘Chic’ Single-Speed, a lovely offering from Dutchie that gives you more bang for your buck.

The stylish entry-level Dutchie ‘Chic’ is a great deal for money at £279, with an upright riding position for added comfort.


A retro styled “sit up and beg”with a whopping 10 year guarantee on frame and fork. With its upright riding position you’re in for a comfortable time in the saddle, and get this – comes already kitted our with;

  • in-built pannier rack
  • lights and bell
  • mud and chain guards
  • lock and stand
  • pump

As the name suggests it has one gear so there’s minimal maintenance and it’s a true workhorse. Designed and built in Holland, it’s perfect for life on the bike. Did we mention – the price includes delivery too!

Interested in fixie single speed bikes? Find out all about them here: What is a Fixie?

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