Bike buying guides and cycling tips

Given the wide ranging choice of bicycles, we think it’s handy to have an overview of the different types of bikes. The buying guides below may help you understand more about the differences between bike types and decide which is right for you. We offer cycling guides with information about cycling with children, winter cycling tips or spring and summer cycling tips, and other seasonal cycling information.

You may also find our bikes and cycle clothing sizing guides useful to help deciding the most suitable size for yourself or the person you’re buying for. As always, if these guides don’t answer your questions, we’re more than happy to advise you personally if you call us on 01792 799508 or use the Live Help at the top of the page.


BMX buying guide

BMX Bikes

Comfort bike buying guide

Comfort Bikes

Folding bike buying guide

Folding Bikes

Hybrid bike buying guide

Hybrid Bikes

Jump bike buying guide

Jump Bikes

Trials bike buying guide

Trials Bikes

Kids & junior bike buying guide

Kids & Junior Bikes

Ladies bike buying guide

Ladies Bikes

Mountain bike buying guide

Mountain Bikes

Road bike buying guide

Road Bikes

Tandem buying guide


Touring bike buying guide

Touring Bikes

Guide to commuting bikes & accessories

Bikes for commuting

Guide to cycling in autumn & winter

Autumn/Winter cycling

Guide to cycling in spring & summer

Spring/Summer cycling

Guide for family cycling

Cycling with children

Guide to layering for cycling

Layering for cycling