Whyte Strawberry Hill RRP: £599 | Cyclescheme price: £425.29 This ladies’ bike from British brand Whyte might look traditional, but the black paint-job hides some sophisticated tube engineering that makes the ride comfortable and light. Hidden behind the chainguard is a tried-and-trusted Shimano 27-speed transmission. This has a gear range close to that of most mountain bikes, so there are no excuses on the hills! Coming down again, reliable Tektro v-brakes take care of stopping. The full-length mudguards cover 42mm wide tyres which offer plenty of cushioning on rougher cycle paths, while the swept-back bar gives an upright ride that is ideal around town – though may be tiring on longer outings. whyte.bike
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A chainguard keeps oil off your tights or trousers – which could be important if you commute in your work clothes
Arriving at work with a brown stripe up your back isn’t a good look; mudguards will help keep you and your bike clean and dry