How to Buy Bikes for Sale in the UK
Cycling is popular the world over. Whether people just want to jump on a bike to pop to the shop, go for leisurely bike rides around their town, travel in an environmentally conscious way, commute locally or recreate the Tour De France by following in the tyre marks of the greats, the desire to jump on a bike is a strong one. The UK is known for its passion for cycling, with beautiful cycling routes and many enthusiasts around the country. Alongside this it has a number of excellent bikes for sale.
Finding bikes for sale in the UK doesn’t have to be difficult. With so much choice, it can be easy to get hold of a new bike, whether you’re after a hybrid, mountain bike, folding bike, racing bike or electric. If you’re shopping for a bike in the UK, but live abroad, you can take advantage of our tax free warehouse and potentially make some pretty big savings. While you can use a service like forward2Me to easily ship your packages around the world, our UK tax free warehouse can save you money too.
Bikes can be particularly expensive items, and being able to shop tax free in the UK from outside the EU can make them much more affordable. For example, buying a bike worth £2,000 could see you saving a whole £333 when you don’t have to include the UK’s VAT. This means that even with shipping you could be making a substantial saving. We have significant experience in shipping large items too.
We’ve put together the ultimate guide for anyone looking for bikes for sale in the UK, whatever type of bike it is you’re after.
Road Racing Bikes for sale in the UK
Racing bikes are excellent for more than just racing. They’re perfect for road cycling and their lightweight frames are designed to make them quick but hard wearing. A typical good quality road racing bike can set you back anywhere from £1,300 and up, with many costing considerably more. You can get your hands on some of the best brands, like GIANT, Cannondale, Decathlon, Rose, Roubaix and Ribble and if you buy through our tax free warehouse you could make a huge saving.
Some examples of excellent racing bikes available at a range of prices are listed below, with examples of how much you could save based on the price they are currently listed at. All prices are accurate at time of writing but may change and are used as examples.
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Carbon Disc Ultegra Road Bike - Matte Black (2021) - Westbrook Cycles
Current price: £3,299.99
Without VAT: £2,750
Specialized Tarmac Sl6 Sport 2021 - Carbon/Smoke - Infinity Cycles
Current price: £2,500
Without VAT: £2083.33
Cube Hyde 2021 Commuter Bike - Green/Grey - Infinity Cycles
Current Price: £699
Without VAT: £582.50
Hybrid Bikes for sale in the UK
Hybrid bikes are incredibly popular with people who don’t have a particular need for a more specialised bike. Blending the best characteristics from road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes you can get can get an excellent all-purpose bike without breaking the bank. They’re perfect for commuting and using as a city bike. Some of the best hybrid bikes come from manufacturers like Cube, Bergamot, Sirrus and Batavus among others. The less specialised nature of a hybrid bike can make it very affordable.
A few examples of excellent hybrid bikes that are available, and the potential savings that could be made by shopping through our tax free warehouse are as follows. All prices are accurate at time of writing and are subject to change.
Bergamont Solace 9 Urban Bike (2020) - Westbrook Cycles
Current price: £1,599
Without VAT: £1,322.50
Cube Kathmandu Pro (2021) Touring Bike - Iridium/Black - Infinity Cycles
Current price: £999
Without VAT: £832.50
Fuji Touring Bike 2020 - Chain Reaction Cycles
Current price: £799.99
Without VAT: £666.66
Hybrid Bikes for sale in the UK
A folding bike is the perfect bike for commuters the world over. Easily fitting into the boot of a car, or onto a train, a folding bike makes the ideal option for people with an awkward commute. Brompton is one of the leading manufacturers of folding bikes for sale in the UK, along with Tern, and Brompton is a forward2me approved retailer. There are electric folding bikes and superlight folding bikes available too.
Some price and model examples of folding bikes include the following. These are being given to demonstrate some of the best folding bikes for sale in the UK, but also to show you the kinds of savings you can make through our tax free warehouse. All prices are accurate at time of writing, but are subject to change.
Black Edition Superlight S6L Black - Brompton Bikes
- Current price: £1,915
- Without VAT: £1595.83
Black Edition M2L Black Lacquer - Brompton Bikes
- Current price: £1,325
- Without VAT: £1104.17
Tern BYB P8 Folding Bike 2020 - Chain Reaction Cycles
- Current price: £1,200
- Without VAT: £1,000
If you’re after folding bikes for sale in the UK, it’s hard to look past Brompton, who you can buy from directly. Other places that stock Brompton folding bikes, along with some other brands, include Chain Reaction Cycles, Evans Cycles and Rutland Cycles.
Mountain Bikes for sale in the UK
Escaping to the great outdoors on the back of a bike is one thing, but the ability to go off road, or take your bike up steep hills or uneven surfaces is another. A decent mountain bike will let you do this. With the right bike you’ll be able to tackle rough terrain, with good tread on the tires and strong suspension. Brands like Cube, GIANT, Vitus, Cannondale and Orange all make excellent mountain bikes that you’ll find available in the UK.
If you’re after mountain bikes for sale in the UK, then we’re here to help. Below we’ve put together some examples of the different types of mountain bikes you can buy in the UK. Plus, if you order through our tax free warehouse you’ll be able to save on VAT, so we’ve shown you what a bike could cost without tax too. Remember, these prices are accurate when this content was written, but they may have changed since.
Orange Clockwork Evo S 2020 Hardtail Mountain Bike - Infinity Cycles
Current price: £1,950
Without VAT: £1625
Vitus Mythique 27 VRS Bike (SX Eagle 1x12) 2020 - Chain Reaction Cycles
Current price: £1449.99
Without VAT: £1208.33
Cannondale Trail 5 Hardtail Mountain Bike - Graphite (2021) - Westbrook Cycles
Current price: £599.99
Without VAT: £499.99
Electric Bikes for sale in the UK
Electric bikes may be relatively new to the market, in the grand scheme of things, but they’re increasingly growing in popularity. Allowing you to take some of the hard work out of cycling, especially in hillier areas or on warmer days, an electric bike is an incredibly efficient way of getting from a to b. There are electric versions of most types of bike, including electric mountain bikes, electric folding bikes and electric hybrid bikes. These bikes come from prominent manufacturers like Vitus, Cube, GT, Ghost, Cannondale and Kinesis.
Electric bikes have a slightly higher starting point in terms of cost, and that’s something that forward2me may be able to help with. If you buy a bike from the UK through our tax free warehouse, you’ll not have to worry about paying VAT. This can make you a decent saving on an electric bike that often saves you more than the postage will cost. We’ve put together some examples of the kinds of saving you could make. All prices were correct when this article was published, but may have changed since.
Cannondale Topstone Neo Carbon 4 Electric Gravel Bike (2021) - Westbrook Cycles
Current price: £3,999.99
Without VAT: £3,333.33
Cube Kathmandu Hybrid Pro 500 2021 Electric Touring Bike Black Blue - Infinity Cycles
Current price: £2,599
Without VAT: £2,165.83
EOVOLT Confort Lightweight Folding E-Bike 2020 - Chain Reaction Cycles
Current price: £1,849.99
Without VAT: £1,541.66
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