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Brompton C Line Utility Piccadilly Blue/Matt Black - Low
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Folding Bikes

Interested in purchasing a folding bike? With a wide selection to choose from including popular brands such as Brompton and GIANT, visit the Reading bike shop with over two decades of experience, AW Cycles.

How Are Fold-Up Bikes Different From Other Bicycles?

One of the first differences you’ll notice when comparing fold-up bikes to ‘regular bicycles’ is the size of their wheels and the size of their frame. On a folding bicycle, both the wheels and frame are much smaller than regular bicycles.

Whilst small wheels can present some issues with regards to off-road cycling or cycling on uneven roads, when used on cycle lanes in a city environment, smaller wheeled bicycles can be fantastic methods of transport. This makes fold-up bikes a great choice for urban cycling, as space is often limited in busy city environments.

Also, as fold-up bikes can be folded away, you can also store them in a carry bag or carry case. For example, B&W International makes Bike Cases, Bike Boxes, and Bike Bags for folding bicycles. This can be great for travel as if you’re visiting a new area you can carry the bike with you; this way you don’t have to worry about getting lost and forgetting where you left your bicycle.

What Styles Of Cycling Best Suit Folding Bikes?

A popular use of fold up bike is to commute to work. Their portable nature makes them ideal for this task because their small footprint makes them ideally suited to urban cycling areas, whilst their fold-up functionalities make them great for locking up outside your place of work.

Additionally, their fold-up capabilities make them ideal for those who travel to their place of work via train, they could cycle to the train station, fold up their bike whilst on the train, then unfold the bicycle and complete their journey to work on their bike.

However, it is important to note that cycling on a folding bicycle isn’t exclusive to commuters, they’re also a great choice for people with limited space, for example somebody who lives in a small flat; after using the bike, you can fold it up and store it.

Additionally, if you enjoy holidaying in a caravan, a folding bike can be a great alternative method of transport. Due to the fold up features and a wide range of storage bags/bases, you do not have to leave the bicycle unattended when you’re not using it. It can also be great for people who are holidaying in camper vans, canal barges, or anywhere in which space is often at a premium.

What Brands Are Available From AW Cycles?

You can browse through a wide range of well known bicycle brands on our online store, including but not limited to:

  • Brompton
    Hand brazed by a skilled craftsperson in their London facility, each Brompton bicycle is crafted to such a high standard and level of quality that every bike produced is unique. Each brazer has their own unique signature which they stamp onto the parts of the bicycle that they have worked on. So iconic is this London bicycle brand, some would argue that the brand is as a part of London as the double decker bus or the London Underground.

  • Giant
    As one of the biggest manufacturers of bike frames in the world, many other brands use Giant’s factories in their own production. This mean that Giant bikes can be manufactured with incredible value for money and from better components than their competitors.

    The brand isn’t just known for its manufacturing abilities. Giant also designed the first road bicycle with a sloping top tube. The sloping top tube results in a frame that is stiffer than a conventional frame, however as there is less material used when making the frame, this design is said to be lighter

Want To Get More Exercise? Join The Reading Cycling Community

If you would like to get more exercise, get active, and improve your wellbeing, cycling is a fantastic way to achieve your fitness goals.

With two floors of bikes and cycling accessories for both beginners and pro-level athletes, we have something for everyone. So if you’re interested in taking up cycling for fun or for exercise, consider joining Reading cycling community and take part in the next upcoming AW Cycles event.

Interested In A Folding Bike? Purchase With Confidence From AW Cycles

With AW Cycles, there’s no red tape and no fuss. If you purchase a folding bicycle from our online store and you would like to return it, just post it back with the returns form included with your order.

Additionally, if you’re unsure which bicycle is right for you, you can visit our team in store and take a bicycle for a quick test ride. Also, if you choose to purchase a bike in store, our team of cycling experts can adjust the bicycle to make sure that it is optimised for you and your unique riding style.

To Make An Enquiry, Give Our Team A Call Or Visit Us In Store

If you have any questions about any of the folding bikes that are available for sale on our online store, or if you would like assistance finding the bicycle that’s right for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. Our cycling experts will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

If you would like to speak to a member of staff, please call 0118 946 3050, however if you would like to send our team an email, our email address is info@awcycles.co.uk. Additionally, if you would like to visit our team in person, our address is, 110 Henley Road, Caversham, Reading. More information regarding our contact information such as our opening hours, our social media links, and a map to help you find our Reading bike shop

Why choose us

Free UK Delivery

Free UK Delivery

Free UK delivery on all orders over £25. Next day delivery is also available at an additional cost.
No Quibbles

No Quibbles

No fuss and no red tape, if you do need to return an item just post it back with the returns form included with your order.
Huge Selection

Huge Selection

With two floors of bikes and cycling accessories, we are sure we have just what you need. If not drop us a line and we will find it for you.
Great Reviews

Great Reviews

Whether it is on line, in store or our bike repairs we are grateful for so many great reviews and they keep coming in.