Many people have turned to cycling to work in recent times and it can certainly bring many benefits. In addition to obviously being good for your health, cycling to work can reduce your environmental impact and save you a huge amount on petrol/public transport. It is vital that you have a road bike that is well-suited to commuting, though, in order to get the most out of cycling to work.
What Makes a Good Commuting Bike?
So, what makes a good commuting bike? A good commuting bike will be one that is comfortable to ride, suitable for the type of terrain that you will be covering and one that is reliable and easy to maintain – you certainly don’t want a bike that continuously has issues that could make you late for work.
So, what are a few of the best commuting bikes to consider?
Boardman HYB 8.8
You can be sure that you are getting quality with a bike named after a former Olympic and time-trial World Champion, so it is no surprise that people opt for this bike as a commuter bike. With a lightweight frame making it easy to ride, this should ensure that you don’t turn up to work a sweaty mess!
Brompton M3L 2020 Folding Bike
Folding bikes are a great option for those that also need to use public transport and/or do not have somewhere to store the bike. The Bromptom M3L 2020 folding bike is the pick of the bunch as a bike that is quick and easy to fold but is also a comfortable ride with M-shaped handlebars.
Specialized Sirrus 1.0
The Specialized Sirrus is becoming a common sight on the roads as one of the UK’s best selling hybrids. Hybrids are ideal for commuters as they combine the best aspects of different categories of bike, including a lightweight frame, upright position and wide range of gears to make it easier to ride and this model is a great entry-level option for commuters.
VanMoof’s electric bikes
Now, if you prefer to indulge in tech, VanMoof’s e-bike might be the way to go. This is a stylish bike, boasting intelligent power, maximum comfort and complete control for those wanting to make that daily commute to work that bit easier and that bit more fun. They do come at a cost, but with a 250W motor and up to a 93 mile range, you get what you pay for.
It is important that you have a bike that you can rely on and will allow for an easy journey to and from work, but you must also make sure that you have sufficient road bike insurance in place. The roads can be a dangerous place for a cyclist, especially during rush hour, so road bike insurance will help to protect your investment with damage to the bike and theft covered as standard (there will also be other optional covers worth looking into as well).
Cycling to work can bring many benefits to your life, but it is important that you have the right bike that will make it easy to commute as well as sufficient cover in place to protect you and the bike.