It’s that time of year again; the clocks have gone back, the sun is out and the sides of the road are lined with daffodils. I love this time of year, because as we can feel the first signs of summer coming; it’s this time of year that I see the biggest variety of people getting excited by the great outdoors. On the first warm weekend of the year it’s not just the Lycra wearing speed freaks who are keen to get out and begin training for their big sportive at the end of the summer, the warm weather also sees families of children eager to go camping, boyfriends and girlfriends who want to cycle down to the park and groups of friends renting some bikes and cruising around the local reservoir.
With Easter just around the corner, why not motivate your family to join you on two wheels? You don’t need the latest grade of carbon fibre bottle cage or a brightly coloured, full body, Lycra suit to enjoy cycling, so have a look at some of the great hybrid bikes that are currently available on the market today.
If you want to hit the tracks and trails and try out the local bridal ways then a suspension fork and robust frame will be ideal. See the Mongoose 350 disc with Altus gears, disc brakes and an aluminium frame at just £229.99.
Or the Barracuda H700S with a comfortable sloping frame at £189.99
If you’re looking at riding your new bike on the roads and you want room for a picnic and a spare rain jacket then the Mongoose 200 is great value;
fully equipped with mudguards and pannier racks at just £199.99.
Alternatively, if comfort and style is the priority this Spring then why not treat yourself to a Dawes Duchess; comfortable, upright, stylish and it comes with a basket at just £199.99
For men, the Specialized Crossroads is a great value and comfortable men’s hybrid bike from one of the biggest names in cycling. Prices from just £224.99
Finally, inspire the kids to conquer the next tour with a lightweight, and tailored kids bike from one of the best brand in the business; Frog.