Meet a cycling-mad family who need our expert help to find the best cycle to suit their needs!
Loves keeping up with his son on the trail, but can’t cycle as far as he used to
We recommend… Raleigh Array
The stepping-stone into the world of electric bikes, the Array is Raleigh’s elegant e-bike option, combining good looks and modern tech, all in one affordable package.
You’ll be able to whizz through the weekday commute or tackle longer trips at weekends: the Array is ready for it, and with a 60-mile range, it’s ready to go again and again.
Whether you want to rediscover the joy of cycling or just need a little extra push on the Monday morning rush to work, the Array is here to help. Its lightweight aluminium frame, smooth Suntour suspension fork and disc brakes make your ride fun, comfortable and reliable – at a realistic e-bike price, too.
Keen on keeping active when away from the gym, and packing in the miles on two wheels while the family’s away on tour
We recommend… Raleigh Pioneer Grand Tour
With 24-speed Shimano gears, this fully equipped bike gives you everything you might need to tackle even the biggest hills – no sweating necessary!
The strong, exceptionally lightweight aluminium frame is paired with a steel trekking fork, making it easy to go from Tarmac to trail in one swoop.
Full mudguards help protect your favourite clothes from unpredictable British weather, and a handy kickstand stops your pride and joy toppling when you pause to admire the view. With high-capacity 40c tyres and double-wall aluminium wheels, the Grand Tour is ready, wherever you ride – from picturesque towpaths to off-road trails.
Enjoys long rides on traffic-free trails, and with a little assistance, would love to tackle more challenging cycle routes
We recommend… Raleigh Centros
Fitted with a silent Bosch motor to add serious power to your pedalling, the Centros will take you further and faster than you ever thought possible. Whether you’re a casual trail rider or a cross-country bikepacker, this sporty set of wheels is built for serious adventures – with a battery that can take you up to 130 miles on a single charge.
Along with all the fixings of a quality e-bike, the Centros comes equipped with full mudguards, powerful disc brakes and a pannier rack. Thanks to a built-in modular rail system, it’s also really easy to click-in accessories, which is great for kit such as water bottles and extra batteries.
Loves stretching her legs on a bike when the family is on holiday, and particularly enjoys taking on muddy paths!
We recommend… Raleigh Pop 24
This sophisticated, lightweight bike is perfect for growing kids. When the training wheels are long gone, when their legs get longer and their dreams get bigger, this big-kid bike will keep them moving, wherever and whenever they want.
Expertly crafted for kids aged eight to 11 (or 129-132cm), the 24-inch Pop keeps kids moving forward. Made from a light yet sturdy aluminium frame with chunky tyres and seven gears to choose from, this bike is guaranteed to make the school run fun, and withstand the biggest adventures. Among its many essential features are
anti-slip pedals and brakes that are especially designed for smaller hands.
Still a bit nervous on a bike, but wants to learn the basics to gain confidence
We recommend… Raleigh Pop 14
Designed for younger children who need a bit of support on the trail or the road, the Raleigh Pop 14 will help them build confidence and conquer the basics of biking, ready for that all-important day when they ditch the stabilisers and fly solo. All you will need to do then is cheer them on from the sidelines!
The Pop range is expertly crafted for little explorers destined for big adventures. The 14-inch Pop weighs under 9kg, and its aluminium frame makes for a sturdy but lightweight ride. Other features designed to help keep them safe include a chain guard, anti-slip pedals, tyres suitable for all adventures, and secured internal cables.
You can read the full version of our Summer Cycling ebook for more great hints and tips.