Evans Cycles

June 21, 2012 05:34 ET

Choosing a Folding Bike

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 21, 2012) - For the daily commute, a folding bike is great. Where once they used to be heavy, crude, difficult to ride, slow to fold and prone to the occasional collapse now there are so many options to choose from. Whatever your needs, you'll find the perfect folding bike at Evans Cycles.

Advantages of choosing a folding bike

Folding bikes have a number of advantages over a standard road or mountain bike. The five main advantages are:

  • Free and unrestricted carriage on public transport
  • Space saving - most notably this can be at home or in the office
  • They are relatively theft proof
  • Urban multi travel (i.e. bike and train) is often cheaper than using a car
  • They retain a high resale value

For most of us, the main reason why the decision to purchase a folding bike will be taken is to combine cycling with other elements of travelling. If you live a fair distance from your work and it's not feasible to cycle the entire distance a folding bike combined with the train is a great option.

With petrol prices continuing to rise it may well prove a cheaper alternative than driving - there's probably the car park near the office to think of too. There's also the added benefit of a little exercise at the beginning and the end of each day and the knowledge you're doing your bit for the environment.

It's not just the daily commute where the benefits of a folding bike are apparent. Without additional booking restrictions on rail, bus, underground, ferry and even air services it opens up an entirely new way of travelling - it's even perfect for an active holiday.

To view the complete range of folding bikes available at Evans Cycles visit http://www.evanscycles.com/.

Notes to Editor

  • Evans Cycles is the UK's largest quality cycle retailer, stocking the widest range of products and brands.
  • Deeply passionate about cycling in all its forms, Evans' friendly staff have expert knowledge and are happy to help out with all aspects of cycling.
  • Evans celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2011, evolving from a family owned store to an award winning enterprise.

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