I want to ride my bicycle: top five beautiful bikes

Did you know: Regular cycling can help you lose weight, reduce stress and improve your fitness.

It’s no secret that bikes are becoming the latest must-have accessory. From the retro town bike to the trendy fixed gear, riding a bike should be on your agenda for 2013.

Following Great Britain’s success last year in the cycling events at the London 2012 Olympics, Halfords, the UK’s biggest bike retailer, said cycle sales jumped 14.7%.

“The ‘Olympic Effect’ appears to have influenced multiple aspects of UK cycling, including retail sales.” British Cycling

 So why not follow in the footsteps of Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton and get ready for a spot of Spring cycling – joining cycling enthusiast Alexa Chung, model Aggyness Deyn and bike lover Boris Johnson. 

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We’ve chosen our top five favourites, along with some crazy cool accessories for bike lovers:

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1. Pashley Poppy Bike, Evans Cycles, £450.00

Based on Pashley’s classic Princess frame, available in blush pink and pastel blue, the poppy bike is eye catching and elegant – simplicity at its finest.

 

2. Bike paper clips, Oliver Bonas, £2.50

Know a bike lover? These novelty clips are the perfect gift to help them keep organised.

 

3. Create Single speed Fixed gear Bike, Surfdome, £339.99

CREATE ‘create’ fashion-forward bikes at an affordable price. Available in a variety of stand-out colours with the added option of a flip-flop rear hub so you can switch back to freewheel if Fixie riding isn’t your thing.

 

4. Bicycle lovers mug, £6, Notonthehighstreet.com

Keep this mug handy for any cycling enthusiast who decides to pop in for a cuppa.

 

5. Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Xenon, Hargroves Cycles, £950.00

“Bianchi has achieved a mighty fine-looking steed in its Via Nirone 7, a real head-turner that looks far pricier than its £950.” – Cycling Weekly

 

6. Bike horn, Amazon, £4.99

Make sure people know you’re there with a fancy bike horn, available in a variety of colours.

 

7. Charge Plug Prestige 2013 Single Speed Bike, Evans Cycles, £599.99

The iconic single speed bike. Simple, classic, uncluttered and tough.

 

8. Charge Decanter, Cycle Surgery, £499.99

Traditional in appearance, yet modern in style and low in weight, this is the perfect fashion accessory for any girl about town.