Cycling has a variety of benefits , from providing a method of transportation to stress relief. While bike prices have sky-rocketed in what, at times, can feel like an exclusive sport, there are plenty of ways to enjoy life on two wheels without breaking the bank.
To anyone new to cycling, entering a bike shop can be a daunting experience, with seemingly simple bikes commanding four-figure price tags, and clothing costing more than your Sunday best.
While the latest, cutting-edge technology often comes with a top-end price, it isn’t necessary if, like most of us, you just want to enjoy the simple joy of cycling.
In this guide, we will outline a budget-friendly introduction to cycling, whether you are looking to commute, join a road club, hit the trails or simply ride around your local park. What you need to start cycling (and what you don’t)
As the old adage goes, the best bike is the one you already have. If you’re picking up cycling again, you don’t need to immediately drop your savings on a new bike.
That said, unless you already own one, the biggest investment into the sport is the initial purchase of a bike.Both new and second-hand bikes saw price increases during the pandemic, with the market only now beginning to recover from supply issues and consumer demand.New bikes can be bought for as little as £150 / $120 and provide all you need to get out and enjoy the sport.‘Serious’ bikes usually start at around £400 […]
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