12 best women’s bikes with baskets for 2021
Shopping for a women’s bike with a basket for 2021? Here are the best bikes for women with a basket, both modern and vintage looking cycles.
Exercise is even more essential these days, and biking is a great way to get out AND get moving. But let’s face it – some of us just aren’t into bikes that look like, well, too much sporty, which explains the popularity of bikes with a vintage vibe of flowers and wand in your basket. That’s why we’ve put together a selection of the best women’s bikes with baskets.
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In terms of style and practicality, you can’t beat a ladies’ bike with a basket to carry everything you need. We love vintage-style bikes with baskets inspired by Audrey Hepburn, and Anne Hathaway showed how it’s done in modern sophistication when she was seen riding a mountain bike ride with a cart through the streets of New York City.
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A new bike is a must, whether for fun, to get in shape or for a socially distant journey. Above, Anne Hathaway biking on the New York Plateau
It’s important to remember that not only are bicycles great for exercising, but they’re also a great independent mode of travel that can cut down on your time on crowded public transport when commuting to the city. school or work every day – which is certainly a social benefit distancing measures will likely be in place for some time, even if the lockdown eases.
HYBRID: Pinnacle Californium 1 2020 Women’s Hybrid Bike, Â£ 350, Evans Cycles
Also available in black, this bike has a retro style but with all the modern details you’ll need, from the Tektro 810C dual pivot caliper brakes to a lightweight aluminum frame.
In fact, in honor of Bike Week 2020 last year, insurance company Urban Jungle revealed that there has been a surge in the number of cyclists since the pandemic, with insurance claims in 60% increase per year in May.
So, are you ready to cycle in style? Check out our selection of our favorite ladies’ bikes with a basket, and keep scrolling for some great baskets, from pet carriers to retro wicker styles, to add to your bike if you already have one.
Best Women’s Bikes with Basket – Â£ 350 and under
ROADSTER: Elops 520 City Bike, Â£ 249, Decathlon
If you’re looking for an affordable ladies’ bike with a basket, Decathlon’s 6-speed roadster has a 4.5 star rating, comes in three colors, and costs less than Â£ 250.
CRUISER: Sunrise Cycles Spring 6-Speed ââWomen’s Bike, Â£ 349.99, Amazon
One of Amazon UK’s best-selling bikes in the Comfort & Cruiser Bikes category, this Sunrise Cycle 6 speeds includes a rear rack and a wicker basket in the front.
HYBRID: Cross Lotti Bike, Â£ 179.99, Argos
Argos’ reasonably priced Cross Lotti bike looks great due to its vintage styling and pastel color, but it’s also a great base bike with a lightweight frame, Shimano six gears and a rear pannier.
Best ladies’ bikes with a basket – Â£ 350 and over
HYBRID: 2021 Pashley Princess Sovereign 8-Speed ââWomen’s Hybrid Steel Bike, Â£ 944.99, Rutland Cycling
With its 1920s style design, it’s hard to find a more classic bike than the Pashley Princess. Despite its vintage look, it has decidedly modern specifications, from the handcrafted lightweight steel frame to the eight high-ratio hub gears.
HYBRID: 2021 Pashley Britannia 5-Speed ââHybrid Steel Women’s Bike, Â£ 824.99, Rutland Cycling
Pashley women’s bike with decidedly retro vibes, the Britiannia is the brand’s homage to British heritage. Prepared for a great hike, rain or shine, this cool red hybrid features a weatherproof chain guard, mudguards and brakes and hub gears.
JXXU 7-speed urban leisure bike, more colors available â¬ 368.17, Amazon
This Dutch-style cruiser, also available in yellow and mint green, includes not only a basket, but also a rear child seat with handle.
HYBRID: Liv Flourish I 2021 Women’s Aluminum Hybrid Bike, Â£ 698.99, Rutland Cycling
Liv is a ‘made by women, for women’ cycling brand – and we love the features and design of their women’s bikes. The Liv Flourish I hybrid has a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame and will take you from city streets to country roads in style.
HYBRID: Willow retro bike with basket, from Â£ 550, Raleigh
You will have a hard time choosing a color for the Raleigh Willow bike, as they are all so Instagrammable; bronze, cherry red or pink, pictured. It has all the classic styling of a vintage bike, including the rack and basket, with high-tech cycle operation.
Best electric bikes for women with basket
ELECTRICAL: Powabyke Budget City Shopper, Â£ 697, Electric jumper
If you want to get away from the vintage look, here’s an easy electric bike with a low frame, 250W motor, front LED light and electric horn for added safety.
ELECTRICAL: E-Bike Creme Eve ‘E7, Â£ 2,599.99, Electric jumper
This cool electric city cruiser may look retro but it’s really modern, equipped with The new E5000 engine from Shimano. In addition to the bike rack basket, more practical features include front and rear lights, a bike rack, a doorbell and a rear rack. The bike is available in two colors, Evening Sky, pictured, and Silver Mist.
Best bike baskets
If you already own a bike, add a wicker, wire or canvas basket to store everything from your groceries to your pet!
PedalPro wicker bike basket, Â£ 9.99, Amazon
Barkbay Pet Bike Rack, Amazon,
The PedalPro is Amazon’s # 1 bestseller
PedalPro mesh bike basket, priced at Â£ 19.95 now Â£ 8.99, Amazon
KLICKfix cord basket, 9 models available, from â¬ 47.98, Amazon
Best bike accessories: panniers, helmets and more
Once you’ve sorted your bike and basket, you’ll need the kit too! Check out these accessories and safety equipment below.
Using state-of-the-art technology, this one-size-fits-all helmet uses a unique Enkayse liner so you can use it over and over again despite any bumps you might encounter along the way, while standard helmets are recommended to be replaced after a hit. The helmet is available in a variety of different colors, or you can design your own unique helmet, where you can choose any color and add any images or text you want.
Hedkayse helmet, Â£ 150, Hedkayse
Waterproof bicycle bag
There is nothing worse than arriving at your destination with a sweaty back, which is why you might want to invest in a satchel. This waterproof bag is perfectly designed to carry your everyday items, and comes in three colors.
Waterproof pannier bike bag, Â£ 24.99, Decathlon
Of course, you will also need a rack to store your new bag! This sturdy stand easily attaches to the back of your bike.
Luggage rack, Â£ 26, Halfords
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Most popular women’s bikes with basket
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HYBRID: Cross Lady Beth Bike, Â£ 159.99, Argos
You can’t beat the price of this budget ladies bike with a basket. The heritage six-speed bike features mudguards, an adjustable seat, and a rear pannier rack, and reviewers are thrilled with the affordable bike, with 91% of buyers recommending the Lady Beth.
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