Islabikes’ new Icons range aims to keep the over-65s riding

Low gears and easy step-over along with light action controls and disc braking for ease of use

Islabikes Janis is designed for recreational road riders

Islabikes has always specialised in children’s bikes. But it’s now launched a range of bikes aimed at the over-65s, available via its website.

Isla Rowntree, who founded Islabikes in 2006, says that many of the adaptations essential in a good children’s bike also apply to bikes designed for older riders.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.