10 of the best bikes for kids and adults starting at £39.99

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Whether you are looking to get into a new sport or are a seasoned cyclist, a bike is a summer essential.

Cycling is not only a great way to keep fit, but is also a fun way to explore your surroundings and to entertain the family too, especially during the long, summer school holidays.

Plus, with COVID still knocking around, if you're keen to avoid public transport, getting a bike will make your journey healthier and more fun.

But the sheer amount of choice out there - not to mention cost - can be overwhelming.

To help make your decision a bit easier, we've found some brilliant buys at great price points. Check out our edit of bikes at £300 and under for adults (we've even found a great mountain bike for £169). And we've hunted down some great bike buys at under £200 for children - including a £39.99 balance bike for toddlers.

Enjoy the ride.

Shop adult bikes under £300

Mongoose Boundary 2 2020 Women's Mountain Bike | £239 (was £300) from Evans Cycles

Mongoose Boundary 2 2020 Women's Mountain Bike
Mongoose Boundary 2 2020 Women's Mountain Bike

The Mongoose Boundary 2 Women’s Bike is a lightweight design, thanks to its aluminium frame. It also boasts cable disc brakes, as well as 100mm front suspension forks, and 24 speed gears. Available in medium or large, stocks are running low so if you like it, snap it up.

Voodoo Malice BMX Bike | £215 from Halfords

Voodoo Malice BMX Bike
Voodoo Malice BMX Bike

The Voodoo Malice BMX bike is a unisex bicycle suited for people of all ages. It boasts a sturdy steel frame to withstand the toughest terrains, as well as various gear options to help you clear the ramps.

Basis Connect Adult's Hardtail Mountain Bike 26in Wheel, Green/Black | £169 (was £199) from Decathlon

Perfect for beginners to mountain riding - or even just riding on tricky terrain in general - the Basis Connect Adult's Hardtail Mountain Bike has a durable and strong steel frame, with 26" suspension forks which help it feel comfortable and responsive to ride. It also boasts an 18-speed Shimano Tourney gearing system with responsive V-Brakes.

ELOPS 520 Low Frame City Bike | £299.99 from Decathlon

ELOPS 520 LOW FRAME CITY BIKE
ELOPS 520 LOW FRAME CITY BIKE

This classic design is ideal for those wanting an everyday bicycle to ride around town on. This model has a pannier rack basket, as well as LED lights, puncture resistant tyres and six gears to help you ride with ease on all terrains.

Raleigh Evo-2 Folding Bike | £300 from Halfords

Raleigh Evo-2 Folding Bike
Raleigh Evo-2 Folding Bike

Raleigh is a well-respected brand for bicycles and the Evo-2 Folding Bike in particular has received glowing reviews from shoppers. It ticks all the boxes, as it has a lightweight alloy frame, as well as alloy brakes. It boasts seven Shimano gears, as well as puncture protection tyres.

Shop children's bikes under £200

Huffy Kids Balance Bike With Real Tyres | £39.99 from Decathlon

Suitable for use by toddlers from 18 months, this 12-inch (30cm) bike helps toddlers to develop their balance and motor skills - instead of pedals, they push themselves along. It also features real air-filled tyres so it can be used across different surfaces and also makes it a more comfortable ride for your child.

Apollo Twinkles Unicorn Kids Bike - 14" Wheel | £110 from Halfords

For the unicorn-loving little one in your life, this adorable bike with 14" wheels and training wheels is suitable for ages 4-6 years. For an extra £5 you can get it personalised with a name sticker.

Schwinn Koen Toddler and Kids Bike | £110.50 (was £119.99) from Amazon

This high-rated design with 14" wheels is suitable for children aged 3-4 years to help them progress their cycling skills (UK bikes come with two brakes and are tested to EN Standards). The bike is also available in different colours and wheel sizes to suit different ages ranging from aged 2-13, and are all priced at under £200.

Denbike Junior Boys 20" Bicycle, Single Speed | £149.99 from Decathlon

Suitable for kids between 7-10 years (depending on their height), this bike with 20" wheels has a rugged steel frame and rigid fork with single-speed gearing and responsive Alloy V-Brakes. And the 20" Alloy wheels are wrapped in all-terrain tyres, so you can make those muddy detours and cycle in the countryside, too.

Muddy Fox Synergy 24 Inch Girl's Bike | £90 (was £180) from Evans

This is the perfect next step for your bike-loving child aged around 8-11. This six-speed 20" model has more gear options meaning they'll be able to tackle hill riding. The frame is shaped to ensure it's easy to get on and off and the bike is robust enough for riding on grass, paths, or pavements.

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