Best fitness bikes 2024: flat handlebar machines to smash your workout goals

We round up the best fitness bikes with flat bars for going fast and getting fit if you're looking to reap the many health benefits cycling has to offer

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The best fitness bikes are a perfect way to stay healthy while escaping the stresses of everyday life. Designed to help you on your way to demolish any workout targets, fitness bikes are sporty and fast rides.

We have rounded up the best fitness bikes for leisure cyclists and fitness enthusiasts alike in our guide below, but first...

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg