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Beginner Road Bikes

At Westbrook Cycles, we deal with customers of all cycling capabilities - from athlete level cyclists right across to complete novices, and we deal with each customer exactly the same. Providing them with access to the very best bikes and cycling products, whilst offering each customer specific advice around their aims, goals and product requirements. 

In recent years, mainly thanks to a number of high profile road cycling events, we are experiencing more than ever - a huge increase in the number of customers coming to us, looking to get into road cycling for the first time. 

If you are thinking about getting into road cycling yourself, our advice is simply to do it - road cycling offers the very best of cycling, and you can enjoy everything from leisurely rides right across to cycling across some of the most beautiful and challenging mountainous roads across the UK - enjoying and taking in spectacular scenery on the way. Those looking to pick road cycling up as a competitive interest, are also spoilt for choice - with a wide range of different competitions and races happening across the UK each and every week. 

One of the biggest challenges facing anybody looking to get into road cycling, is which bike to choose as their first bike. On the one hand, you want to buy a quality item which is going to provide a great riding experience, whilst keeping the financial outlay as low as possible. 

Fortunately, the major bike manufacturers all have ranges which cater really well for the novice cyclist, with a range of lightweight bikes available, which focus on speed and gear ratios to help you cycle faster, for longer and further. 

Below, we run through a few of our most popular road bikes for beginners.

Giant Contend 2 Road Bike

This bike is a really popular choice in our office, with staff and customers alike - it offers an incredibly versatile, all round performance which is the perfect platform for putting some serious miles down.

Cannondale CAAD Optimo Road Bike

Available at such a good price point, this race inspired road bike offers the very best introduction to road cycling, for those with speed and race ambitions.

GT Bicycles GTR Sport Bike

This sports bike does exactly what it says on the tin, featuring a lightweight frame and carbon forks - it’s the perfect bike for getting out & about on.


You can view our full range of road bikes here, and as always - if you have any questions about which bike to choose, please do just get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.