Can anyone suggest a good commuter bike for around £300?

I will need a new bike to travel to work. It is about 2.5 miles on relatively flat roads. I would also like to be able to use it for country trails, though nothing too rugged. Can anyone suggest a good bike, hybrid or mountain, for around £300? I should also add I am looking for a ladies bike with a small frame (I'm 5'4").
Cheers!

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Look on gumtree at second hand lots in that bracket and cheaper best to get one cheaper n then upgrade when you stick to it or see if your company do bike for work scheme too

there's some decent discounts at Rutland cycling website.

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justanothercid

Look on gumtree at second hand lots in that bracket and cheaper best to … Look on gumtree at second hand lots in that bracket and cheaper best to get one cheaper n then upgrade when you stick to it or see if your company do bike for work scheme too



​Thanks, yeah I've been looking at Gumtree but mostly old rubbish or stolen!!

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you_gotta_be_kidding

there's some decent discounts at Rutland cycling website.



​Yes, annoyingly I missed out on a recent deal on here. Took too long to decide what size I needed, then as soon as I had, it was sold out!

cycleking.co.uk/adu…tml
I bought one of these a year ago, have been really pleased with it and it's now about £50 cheaper than I paid oO . If you have a cycle King close it might be worth a look. This is the 18 gear, but they do a 6 as well if you wanted something more basic. The pannier rack is a bit on the heavy side but I still use it enough to keep it on.
Also I'm 5'5" and the 19" frame is a perfect size . I tried various bikes at halfords but couldn't find one that matched up to this. Be sure to have a sit on whichever one you choose and get them to amend it to the correct height for you , as halfords in particularly seem to suggest the totally incorrect height to frame ratio for some of their bikes and they come up far too small.
Edited by: "tinkerbellian" 6th May

May be this one? hotukdeals.com/dea…234 . Small size will suit you and low maintenance also.

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Thanks for all the suggestions folks. Much appreciated.
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