I was just browsing Rutland’s Spring deals and came across this: a fully equipped bike (men’s or ladies’) for just £159.99. Alloy frame; 18 speed Shimano; mudguards; lights; basket; even a lock included! That’s around £50 of ‘extras’ elsewhere.
Rutland have a very good reputation and deal mostly in mid to upper end bikes. It’s unlikely that they would put their own name on one of those supermarket BSOs and you are dealing with a proper bike retailer which will understand and correct any problems. If you live near enough to collect it they’ll set it up for you too.
This won’t be the right bike for everyone but for local commuting and leisure riding I doubt you’ll find better at this price.
It’s worth a look through the Rutland site for other bikes too – some very big discounts on all sorts of bikes.
“Free Delivery over £10. All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals.”