The best urban bikes for cycling around town – for every budget

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As the weather improves, it’s time to get on your bike.

But not only is biking fun, there are heaps of benefits to cycling, too.

So, if you’re thinking about dipping your toe in the world of cycling now the sun is shining, we’ve rounded up some of the prettiest urban bikes to get your journey started.

From e-bikes to give you a boost to on-trend budget cycles, here are our favourites.

Specialized Turbo Como SL

Specialized Turbo Como SL

This e-bike gives you a much needed boost

With internal hub gears and the option of a belt drive instead of a conventional bike chain, this Specialized Turbo Como SL reduces maintenance for the rider.

It also features integrated lights and has a battery range of 93miles, which makes it great for exploring as well as popping to the shops.

Buy from £3,500 from Specialized.

Raleigh Motus

Raleigh Motus

Makes steep hills a breeze

Raleigh’s new Motus electric hybrid bike comes with a silent Bosch motor that lets you tackle your inclines with aplomb and gives an 80 mile range.

A display screen helps you track your journey, and powerful disc brakes and reflective tyres offer enhanced safety.

Buy for £2,499 from Raleigh.

Ryman Barracuda Lacerta Heritage City Bike

Ryman Barracuda Lacerta Heritage City Bike

How cute is this rose gold colourway?

Choose from a gorgeous rose-gold or an aqua blue for the Ryman Barracuda Lacerta Heritage City Bike, which comes with matching mudguards to keep your outfit protected from mud and puddles.

The 26inch wheels feature traditional tyres and it has a brown leather-look saddle, matching handlebars and cute basket.

Buy for £299.99 from Ryman.

Pure Free Step Electric Hybrid Bike

Pure Free Step Electric Hybrid Bike

Super chic

A fresh white, city-chic electric bike, Pure Free Step Electric Hybrid Bike provides a low-maintenance ride with up to 28 miles assisted range.

It also has a front basket and chic tan saddle and handlebar grips.

Buy for £1,099 from Pure.

Brompton C Line Explore

Brompton C Line Explore

Every commuters dream bike

The Brompton C Line Explore in cloud blue is perfect for those who commute, travel or have limited storage at home.

This three-part folding bike has six speeds and a steel frame. It comes with a front carrier block to carry Brompton luggage and features three handlebar options.

Buy for £1,405 from Brompton.

Pinnacle Californium 1

Pinnacle Californium 1

Modern practicality with a classic style

Practical, comfortable and stylish. The Pinnacle Californium 1 is a hybrid bike with a wide range of gears and relaxed riding position.

The aluminium frame means it’s less heavy than other models and it comes with a basket, mudguards and a kick stand.

Buy for £350 from Evans.

Bobbin Brownie 7 Dutch Bike

Bobbin Brownie 7 Dutch Bike

Proper vintage vibes

With moody blue, blueberry and green colourways, this Brownie 7 Dutch Bike from Bobbin is the brand’s signature vintage bike and comes with colour-matching mudguards, chain guard and rear carrier.

It’s a do-it-all leisure bike with seven gears to get you about.

Buy for £549 from Bobbin.

Decathlon Elops 520 City Bike

Decathlon Elops 520 City Bike

Perfect for cyclists on a budget

The Decathlon Elops 520 City Bike is a fully equipped, comfortable roadster bike.

With its low frame, pannier rack and basket, you’ll take pleasure in riding this about town.

Buy for £299.99 from Decathlon.

Velobello Chelsea Dutch Style ladies commuter bike

Velobello Chelsea Dutch Style ladies commuter bike

Choose from four funky colours

For urban cycling, the Velobello Chelsea Dutch Style ladies commuter bike comes in four colours, including this pistachio.

It’s a step-through bike, which makes it perfect for those days when you want to wear a skirt and still cycle, plus it weighs just 15kg.

Buy for £395 from Velobello.

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