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Islabikes – Cycling Revolutionaries

Islabikes are the UK’s leading producers of high-quality, lightweight bicycles for people at different life stages.

The brainchild of renowned bicycle designer Isla Rowntree, the bikes cater for a wide range of riders, from the smallest balance bikes to the brand-new Icons range aimed at the over 65s. All designed for perfect fit and comfort. Islabikes are a joy to ride, made of the highest quality, durable materials.

A cycling revolution for the over 65s

Regular exercise, especially as we get older is incredibly important. Indeed, the NHS recommend that the over 65s do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week. Cycling is a perfect form of aerobic exercise and is known for being great for overall fitness. Whether you are a committed cyclist or thinking about taking it up, making sure you have the right bike for your needs can put your mind at rest.

Islabikes is well-known for its children’s bikes but 2019 sees them launch a brand-new range featuring three models aimed specifically at the over 65s. The range features an urban, road and mountain bike. Key features of the range include:

Super lightweight

When buying a bicycle, it’s important to get a bike that is as light as possible. A light bike means you get maximum rewards for your efforts, a heavier bike on the other hand can mean even the slightest of inclines can leave you floundering. As well as this, substantial bike weight can mean it’s more difficult to manoeuvre, for example placing a bike on a rack or in a car boot.

Low gearing

As well as weight, gearing can be key in maximising a rider’s power when on the bike. Low gearing in combination with lightweight can make all the difference when tackling a climb.

Low step over

For those who find it harder to get on and off a bike, it can be beneficial to have a frame design that is sympathetic to this need. The Icons range features a low step over frame making getting on and off the bike incredibly easy. Perfect for inspiring confidence and aiding mounting and dismounting.

To see more about the Icons range please visit the website here  

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