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Women's Town Bikes

For everyday comfort, style and convenience

York is the natural habitat of town bikes - aka utility bikes. By this, we mean a fully equipped machine that allows you to go about your everyday business with the minimum of fuss. And by ‘women’s town bike’ we mean the kind of traditional ‘open frame’ that allows you to step through the frame when mounting and dismounting. Of course, people of any gender can also benefit from this feature!

These bike designs prioritise short term comfort and convenience over other things such as weight, as they are not designed to be ridden over long distances (most utility type trips in York rarely take longer than 20 minutes). In general, this means an upright bike that will be comfortable to ride in everyday clothes without having to make any sartorial compromises. It will also be able to carry lots of stuff; is up to the job of being used and abused daily and is a bike that will be useful and effective at all hours, in any weather.

The most perfect five-star-for-utility embodiment of a town bike is a Gazelle Dutch Roadster. These are more than well equipped to satisfy all of the above requirements. More specifically, in terms of features, they will come with hub gears (at least 7 are recommended), which involve minimal maintenance as all the workings are enclosed within the rear hub. Combined with a chaincase, which encloses the chain you gain the twin benefits of protecting the machinery from the weather and your clothing from the machinery! Look out also for clothes guards on better models which add an extra element of protection.

Lights will come equipped as standard – ideally in the form of a dynamo, which is fantastic, as they enable you to generate the energy for the lights as you travel, making them the most environmentally freindly option. Better still, they are permanently attached to the bike, thus avoiding the multiple plagues of loss, theft, battery drain, and forgetfulness that you get with battery lights. Also, strong racks with straps to carry lots of luggage and a kickstand to keep the bike stable when parking up and unloading. Good also - to be equippped with puncture-resistant tyres, as no one has time for punctures on their daily round. Finally, a frame lock for instant and convenient security. Great for ‘just popping in’ places as they prevent your bike becoming a getaway vehicle! Use with an extension cable or a D lock for longer periods.

 

 

Look for these features on a town bike:

  • Hub gears (7 is ideal) for reliability.

  • Enclosed transmission and skirt guards for clean clothes and chain.

  • Lights equipped as standardideally a dynamo. 

  • Strong racks with straps for shopping.

  • Puncture-resistant tyres.

  • A kickstand for stability when stationary.

  • A frame lock for instant and convenient security.

  • Comfy, upright posture that feels right in everyday clothing.

 

 

 

 

 

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2018 Ridgeback Avenida 6
Ridgeback
Town Bikes
£399.99

A modern take on the traditional town bicycle, an Avenida is a stylish solution for people on the move. Comfort and low maintenance are the Avenida's priority. Built to a high quality ...

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2018 Ridgeback Tradition women's
Ridgeback
Town Bikes
£399.99

Ridgeback Tradition
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Adventure Prima Cafe
Adventure
Town Bikes
£339.99

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Bonny runaround with a basket. Affordable, upright and comfy, reasonably light with simple six speed gears, it will speed you round your everyday business! What more could you...

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Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£2499.99 including gold battery

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Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£2099.99 including bronze battery

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Gazelle Bloom C7
Gazelle
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£829.99

The Bloom C7 is the quintessential Dutch 'mamafiets' or mummy bike. Designed explicitly for the purpose of transporting one or two children and their stuff with you on a bicycle in safety and in...

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Gazelle Chamonix C7 HMS women's
Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£2499.99 including gold battery


The Chamonix C7 HMS is one of the Gazelle e-bike range utilizing the compact and discreet Shimano STEPS motor which comes with a choice of 2 batteries. If you are looking for a more 'sporty'...

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Gazelle Chamonix C7 HMS women's
Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£2499.99 including gold battery


The Chamonix C7 HMS is one of the Gazelle e-bike range utilizing the compact and discreet Shimano STEPS motor which comes with a choice of 2 batteries. If you are looking for a more 'sporty'...

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Gazelle Chamonix C7 Women's
Gazelle
Town Bikes
£799.99

The Chamonix C7, with its funky angular aluminium frame and rigid forks, is one of the most striking Gazelles and also one of the lighter models in the range. It...

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Gazelle Chamonix C7 Women's
Gazelle
Town Bikes
£799.99

The Chamonix C7, with its funky angular aluminium frame and rigid forks, is one of the most striking Gazelles and also one of the lighter models in the range. It...

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Gazelle Chamonix C8 women's
Gazelle
Town Bikes
£899.99


The Chamonix C8 is identical to its stable twin the Chamonix C7, with its funky angular aluminium frame and is one of the most striking Gazelles and also one of the lighter...

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Gazelle Citygo C3 women's
Gazelle
Town Bikes
£599.99

The Citygo C3 is a brand new city bike concept from Gazelle combining an eyecatching and robust frame design with clever integrated accessories. The usual handy frame lock is augmented with an...

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Gazelle CityZen C8 HMB Women's
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Electric Bikes
£2119.99 including silver battery

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Gazelle Cityzen C8 women's
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Town Bikes
£999.99

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Gazelle Classic 7 speed women's
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Town Bikes
£549.99

New for 2018 and by popular demand, the Classic is now available with seven speeds and with 2 lever-operated brakes (rather than the traditional back pedal brake on the Classic 3 speed). It still...

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Gazelle Esprit C7 women's
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Town Bikes
£599.99

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Gazelle Miss Grace 7 speed
Gazelle
Town Bikes
£699.99

Gazelle Miss Grace is essentially a Heavy Duty NL made more feminine by excluding the rear rack. Featuring the same comfy saddle, jaunty riding position, practical seven gears, roller brakes and just...

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Gazelle Miss Grace C7 HMB
Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£1999.99 including silver battery

The Miss Grace C7 HMB is essentially the Heavy Duty NL C7 HMB in a step-through frame. In its unpowered variant it can be a bit of a handful, but add the Bosch Active Line mid motor, controlled with...

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Gazelle Orange C330 HMB women's
Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£2349.99 including silver battery

The Orange C330 HMB is one of 3 ebikes in the Gazelle range utilizing the impressive NuVinci continuously variable transmission gear hub. In this case, the N330 offers gear change as simple as a...

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Gazelle Orange C330 HMS women's
Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£2799.99 including gold battery

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Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£2049.99 including silver battery

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Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£2299.99 including gold battery

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Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£2199.99 including silver battery


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Gazelle Orange C7+ HMB Women's
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Electric Bikes
£2199.99 including silver battery


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Gazelle Orange C7+ HMB Women's
Gazelle
Electric Bikes
£2199.99 including silver battery


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Electric Bikes
£2199.99 including silver battery


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Electric Bikes
£2599.99 including silver battery

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£1899.99 including silver battery

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