With summer just around the corner, our thoughts have turned to cycling – there's no way better way to get out and about in the sunny months than on a bike, complete with a bike basket loaded up with everything you need for the day.
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Whether you're using your bike to commute to work, or cycling country lanes for pleasure alone, these are the best ladies' bikes with baskets to live your best, most wholesome life.
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Already got a bike you love? Keep scrolling for some great baskets, from pet carriers to retro wicker styles, to add to your beloved bike.
Best bikes with baskets for ladies 2022
Raleigh Willow Low Step Hybrid Bike 2022 Bronze, £499, Leisure Lakes Bikes
A lightweight frame and 7-speed derailleur gears, not to mention the signature Raleigh vintage look, make this bike one to take for a spin in 2022.
Liv Flourish I 2022 Ladies Bike, £749, Tredz
Liv is a cycling brand "created by women, for women" – and we love the features and design of their women's bikes. The Liv Flourish I hybrid has a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame and will take you from city streets to country roads in style.
ELECTRIC: Specialized Turbo Como SL 4.0 Electric Hybrid Bike - 2022, £3,500, Pure Electric
If you want to move away from the vintage look, here's a state-of-the-art 2022 electric bike that can carry twice its weight in cargo. This e-bike features internal 5-speed hub gearing, Supernova front and rear lights, and specialized DRYTECH mudguards.
Best bikes with baskets for ladies - £350 and under
ROADSTER: Elops 520 City Bike, was £299.99/$599 now £249.99, Decathlon
If you're looking for an affordable ladies' bike with a basket, Decathlon's 6-speed roadster has a 4.5-star rating, comes in three colours and costs less than £300.
HYBRID: Pinnacle Californium 1 2020 Women's Hybrid Bike, was £500 now £350, Evans Cycles
Also available in black, this bicycle has a retro style but with all the modern details you'll need, from Tektro 810C dual pivot caliper brakes to a lightweight aluminum frame.
CRUISER: Sunrise Cycles Women's Spring 6-Speed Bike, £249.99, Amazon
One of Amazon UK's top-selling bicycles with a basket in the Comfort & Cruiser Bikes category, this Sunrise Cycle 6-speed includes a rear pannier rack and wicker style basket on the front.
HYBRID: Cross Lotti Bike, £250, Argos
The reasonably-priced Cross Lotti bike from Argos looks great because of it's vintage style and pastel colour, but it's also a great basic bike with a lightweight frame, six Shimano gears and a rear pannier.
Aurai Trekker Ladies Heritage Bike, £226.99, Amazon
This amazing value bike is a good option for a smaller budget. The cream design gives it a classic look and it boasts chic colour-coded mudguards and a half-closed chainguard.
Best ladies bikes with a basket - £350 and up
HYBRID: Willow Retro Bike 2021 with Basket, from £499, Tredz
You'll be hard-pressed to choose a colour of the Willow bike from Raleigh, as they're all so Instagrammable; bronze, cherry red or pink, pictured. It has all the classic styling of a vintage bike, including a stand and basket, with the workings of a high-tech cycle.
HYBRID: Pashley Princess Sovereign 8 Speed 2021 was £1,095 now £929.99, Rutland Cycling
Despite it's vintage look the Pashley Princess Sovereign has decidedly modern specs, from the handmade steel frame to a full complement of 8 wide-ratio hub gears.
Best electric ladies' bikes with a basket
ELECTRIC: Pure Free Step Electric Hybrid Bike, was £1099 now £824.25, Pure Electric
If you're an electric bike beginner, the Pure Free Step Electric Hybrid Bike is comfortable, easy and low maintenance. Designed for commuting and leisure, this bike has an up to 28mi / 45km tested assisted range and charges to 80% charge in just 4.5 hours.
ELECTRIC: Hyuhome 2022 Electric Bike, £869, Amazon
If you're a fan of Amazon shopping, check out this reasonably-priced step-through urban e-bike, available in black or green, with a 36V lithium battery and 250W motor. The unisex electric bicycle, which currently has a 4.7-star rating, takes 3-4 hours to fully charge.
ELECTRIC: Vitesse Wave Electric Bike, £1,399.99, Decathlon
The Vitesse Wave features an Alloy 6061 frame with a hidden internal battery, a clear LCD screen on the handlebars, a rear rack and, of course, a basket!
Best bicycle baskets
If you already own a bike, add a wicker, wire or canvas basket to tote everything from your groceries to your pet!
PedalPro wicker bicycle basket, £9.99, Amazon
Barkbay bicycle pet carrier, Amazon,
PedalPro mesh bicycle basket, £8.99, Amazon
KLICKfix drawstring basket, 9 patterns available, from £48.98, Amazon
Best bicycle accessories: a checklist
Once you've got your bike and basket sorted, you'll need the kit too! Check out these accessories and safety gear below.
1) Cycling helmet
Using cutting edge technology, this one-size-fits-all helmet using a unique Enkayse liner so that you can use time and time again despite any bumps you might get along the way, while it is recommended that you should replace standard helmets after one knock. The helmet is available in a variety of different colours, or you can design your very own unique helmet, where you can choose any colour and add any pictures or text you fancy.
Hedkayse helmet, 18 colours and patterns available, £150, Hedkayse
2) Waterproof pannier bike bag
There's nothing worse than arriving at your destination with a clammy back, which is why you might want to invest in a pannier. This waterproof bag is perfectly designed to carry your everyday items, and comes in three colours.
Waterproof pannier bike bag, £24.99, Decathlon
3) Pannier Rack
Of course, you'll need a rack to fit your new bag on too! This sturdy rack easily attaches to the rear of your bike.
Pannier rack, £28, Halfords
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