We are looking to get my Mother a new bike for Christmas, her 10 year old apollo has seen better days!
What were looking for is a dutch (I think) style bike. Sit up style, wicker basket - maybe panniers - with a budget of around £400.
My dad was saying about the Vicky Pendleton range and if boardmans quality are anything to go by shouldn't be too bad...but. Halfords.
Some things it should have ideally -
Hub gearing (more durable/less maintenance?)