I need to buy a new bike and would be really grateful for any recommendations. I can't find an old thread which mentioned some manufacturers to look at and some to avoid! I cycle about 3 miles to work on Lodon orads, and sometimes wear a skirt so am very keen to get an 'easy to ride' bike, e.g. a step through rather than a cross bar, and able to cary back paniers In a perfect world I would spend up to £250. Currently I have a 1980s 3 speed Apollo 'country'- so you get the idea of what I have at the moment - I think I've shaken it up a b it too much taking the odd short cut across parks etc. All had front light stolen, so any suggestions for simple straightforward lighting also appreciated.
Thanks very much, Pebble