Whether you're looking for a high tech bike for a professional cycling road race or you haven't ridden a bike since you were a child, you can be sure to find the right bicycle for you. It's not just bikes that are on offer either, as accessories are just as important as the bike itself. Whether you want a snazzy helmet that's practical and pretty, or some lights so you can be safe while you're cycling, you'll find everything you need.
For men, women and children
Bicycles come in different shapes and sizes and are usually available to suit either your gender or age. Modern men's bicycles tend to feature a larger frame and wheels to suit a taller stature. There are many specialised types of men's bikes, such as racing bikes, mountain bikes and BMX bikes. The most common types of bicycles available for men are mountain road bike hybrids, which are sturdy in construction and feature gears for easy riding.
You'll also find this type of hybrid bike available for women. As with any sport, there are a number of different disciplines and you will find the appropriate equipment to match. So, whether you intend to do some hardcore mountain biking at the weekend or just commute to work, there's something suitable no matter what your gender. Another commonly available women's bike is the 'Dutch-style' bicycle, with a low frame that is easy to step through.
For a child's first bike, stabilisers are essential. Attached to the rear wheel arch, they help to stop the bike from tipping over as your child will undoubtedly be wobbly while cycling at first. Once their confidence is high the stabilisers can be easily removed for free riding.
Once they have found their rhythm, there are plenty of kids' bikes to choose from and you'll find options in larger sizes, suitable for children of all ages.
Safety aspects of cycling
Cycling clothing is important, not only for comfort but also for visibility. If you are going to be taking part in road racing then the right clothing is very important for streamlining. Lights and helmets are key for safety also, cycling accessories come in all different shapes, styles and colours.
Storage when cycling
If you are using your bike for commuting, travelling or shopping then you may find it helpful to have a pannier or a basket for putting things in. Available in lots of different styles and sizes, you can find waterproof and high visibility options too, so other road users can see you.
For long journeys a water bottle is essential to prevent dehydration. You can store your water bottle on the bike in a specific holder.