Is it time to replace the car with a greener, healthier way to commute to work? Here's the top city bikes of 2022 that will make your cycle to work the best part of your day.
Cycle commuting can help you avoid rising fuel costs, minimize your impact on the environment, get fitter and arrive at work with a clear head. Is it time you gave it a go? We've hand-picked our favorite cycle to work bikes of 2022 for every kind of cycle commute.
Breeze through the city commute and arrive at your desk unruffled on the Backspin Zehus. With a sleek aluminum frame and stylish looks, it might surprise you to learn that this is actually an e-bike, powered by a compact and lightweight Zehus drive. The engine, battery and controls are all neatly hidden away in the rear hub and you charge it via a discreet connector in the axle.
The Zehus drive gives you a bit of extra help up hills so you don't arrive at your destination flustered, but if you step back on the pedal three times you can use your own pedal power on the easy bits and recharge the battery in the process.
An integrated rear light and mudguards make this bike perfect for year round commuters.
If your commute is way too far to ride, or there's no safe storage for a full-sized bike at work, you can still enjoy the rewards of cycle commuting with this nifty little folder.
The Shimano 8-speed drivetrain gives you plenty of gear options for the urban jungle and powerful V-brakes keep you in control in traffic.
Weighing only 12.8kg, you can fold this bike into a compact little package in only 10 seconds. If you need to take a train for part of the commute, it will tuck neatly away in the luggage compartment then when you get to work, simply stash it under your desk.
What do they say about all work and no play? The Vitus Mach-3 is a perfect do-it-all bike. The relaxed geometry and reduced step-over height make this a comfortable ride that doesn't need you to get kitted up in active wear to enjoy.
With a Shimano Sora R3000 2x9 speed groupset and Vee Tyre Co. G-Sport tyres, this smart hybrid is just as at home in the city as it is on trails and bridleways and has plenty of gearing options to help you make short work of hills.
Enjoy a healthier commute through the week, then get the family together for leisurely spins at the weekend.
If you need a no-frills, low maintenance city bike for zipping round the city, this is it.
There's only one gear so no complicated derailleurs to maintain or fiddly cassettes to clean which means maintenance costs are low and you'll spend less time cleaning, leaving you with more time for everything else you need to do.
The Betty Leeds is durable and agile with flat bars for a comfortable riding position. A FlipFlop hub lets you decide if you want to ride it as a single speed or a fixie.
This reliable and robust city bike features a low step-over design so it's easy to mount and dismount whatever you need to wear for your day job.
Mechanical disc brakes give you extra assurance in stop-start traffic and the Shimano Acera 3x7-Speed drivetrain gives you a generous range of gears so you can arrive unflustered even if your commute involves a lot of hills.
Built to tackle the urban jungle, the Transeo comes supplied with GT Pavement 40c tyres for assured handling on tarmac in all weathers.
Like what you've read?
Get more great content, useful tips and inspiring stories, plus all our latest product releases straight to your email inbox.