The danger of joining the bike brigade over lockdown 1.0 is now you’ve got the bug. What the cyclists don’t tell you before you sign up? One bike is never enough.
If you’ve gone for the elegant city bike look, you’ll realise you want a speed machine for zipping round Richmond Park on a Sunday. If you’ve opted for a road bike, suddenly the option of going further afield for the same pedal power is tempting you to join the e-bike squad.
The good news is this week’s pre-Christmas price slashes mean you can afford both (or all three!). From the hero hybrid deal to the electric scooter you can fold up and sling over your shoulder, these are the best cycling discounts to snap up this Black Friday.
The safest place to start if you’re a beginner is by getting a road bike - speedy and versatile for zipping around the city, and less of an investment than an electric model. If you shop around, you can snap up a good one for less than £150.
For longer commutes experts recommend a hybrid or road bike, while folding bikes are sensible if bike storage is limited or you’re braving rush hour at Clapham Junction.
Calibre Saw Mountain Bike - was: £500, now: £350
Rutland Cycling 2020 Mens Hybrid Bike Blue - was: £399.99, now: £199.99
Ex-Display Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 Red E-TAP 2018 Carbon Road Bike M/L - was: £7,698.99, now: £5,199
Liv Langma Advanced SL 0-Pro Compact 2019 Ladies Carbon Road Black - was: £7,999, now: £5,599.99
Zannata Z21 Road Bike - was: £899, now: £539.40
Compass Contour Women's Bike - was: £450, now: £299
3T Strada Team Force AXS eTap Aero Road Bike - was: £5.990, now: £3,250
Barracuda Kids' 20" Flare Mountain Bike - was: £250, now: £170
Orro Gold Road Bike (Tiagra - 2021) - was: £1,799, now: £999.99
Wilier Jareen Race Tiagra Gravel Bike - was: £1,260, now: £899
X-Rated Shockwave Kids BMX Bike - 16" Wheel - was: £130, now: £100
Click n Go Zinger 14 inch Wheel Size Kids Bike - was: £89.99, now: £60
Llama 16 inch Wheel Size Kids Bike - was: £89.99, now: £50
Click n Go Marina Mermaid 16 inch Wheel Size Kids Bike - was: £99.99, now: £65
First, ask yourself one question: are you cycling for the sweatwork, or to beat the bus? If the latter, consider joining the electric bike brigade. It’ll help you up the hills so you can be more adventurous with your routes, and you can still opt to put the effort in - the bonus is you go further for the same level of effort.
Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert EVO 2020 Electric Road Bike Black - was: £7,498.99, now: £5,624.99
Focus Whistler2 3.9 2019 Electric Hardtail Mountain Bike Grey - was: £1,299.99, now: £999.99
Orbea Gain M10 19 Electric Road Bike - 2019 - was: £6,799, now: £4,799
Bergamont E-Horizon Edition Gent Hybrid Electric Bike - 2020 - was: £2,879, now: £2159
Liv Thrive E+ EX Pro Electric Hybrid Bike - 2020 - was: £2,899, now: £2,609
BMC Alpenchallenge AMP Sport Two Hybrid Electric Bike - 2020 - was: £3,299, now: £2,475
Giant Daily Tour E+1 Electric Hybrid Bike - 2020 - was: £2,999, now: £2,699
Scooter bros might have a rep, but there’s a reason they zip around in suits - the beauty of an electric scooter is it combines the ease of an e-bike with the wonder of standing and therefore not risking ripping your trousers. They’re also smaller and lighter so you can sling it over your shoulder when you get to the office or your mate’s flat. Everyone has space in their hallway for a scooter.
Xiaomi Mi 1S Electric Scooter - was: £499, now: £399
Pure Air Electric Scooter - With Puncture Protection Fluid - was: £399, now: £359
Walberg Urban Electrics EGRET-TEN V3 X 36V Electric Scooter - was: £1,159, now: £959
Ninebot Segway E25E Electric Scooter - was: £499.99, now: £449
RED5 Electric Scooter - was: £299, now: £249
Unagi Model One E500 Electric Scooter - was: £990, now: £890
City Bug 2 Electric Scooter - was: £599.95, now: £479
Inokim Light 2 Electric Scooter - was: £838.99, now: £669.99
Now everyone’s a cyclist, Christmas is easy. Black Friday is the perfect excuse to stock up on Secret Santa gifts for that cycling-obsessed uncle - and now your sister, too. Bike pumps, handlebar navigators and snazzy new bike jackets are topping Christmas lists this year, so make sure you grab all the deals while you can.
Prime RR-50 V3 Wheelset - Tubeless Bundle - was: £779.99, now: £499.99
Shimano 105 R7000 Carbon Pedals - was: £114.99, now: £79.99
Fulcrum Racing 400 LG C17 Clincher Road Wheelset - was: £399, now: £279
Cycling outfits deals
Alé Prime Digi Limited Edition Winter Bib Tights - was: £120, now: £72
De Marchi Granturismo II Jersey - was: £85, now: £45
De Marchi Leggero Invisible Bib Shorts - was: £145, now: £72.50
Alé Women's Prime Floral Limited Edition Shorts -was: £100, now: £60
adidas Womens REFLECTIVE LS Tee - was: £42.95, now: £25.77
dhb Classic Bib Shorts - was: £55, now: £38.50
dhb Extreme Weather Neoprene Overshoe - was: £32, now: £24
dhb Trinity Tri Shoe - was: £80, now: £56
dhb Dorica Road Shoe - was: £85, now: £59.50
Cycling tech deals
Aftershokz Aeropex Wireless Headphones - was: £149.95, now: £119.95
Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Cycle Computer - was: £199.99, now: £149.99
Cycling helmet deals
Kask Valegro Road Helmet (Matt Finish) - was: £179, now: From £90
ONeal Thunderball 2.0 Helmet - was: £65, now: £34.99
Shinmax Bicycle Helmet - was: £42.99, now: £29.59
Giro Aether Spherical Mips Road Cycling Helmet - was: £289.99, now: £169
Scott Split Road Cycling Helmet - was: £179.99, now: £99
Giro Savant Road Helmet - was: £84.99, now: £49.99
Cycling backpack deals
The North Face Jester Rucksack - was: £70, now: £41
Osprey Daylite Rucksack - was: £45, now: £27
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack - was: £64.99, now: £47.23