PELAGO STAVANGER 365 DISC £ 1,495
This is one of the most interesting bikes you’ve never heard of. It’s Finnish and made from local steel. Pelago say their bikes are built to last decades, even in hard winters. It’s more enjoyable and involving than you’d ever guess: it’s smooth, thanks to the big tyres, yet also feels lighter than it actually is. It’s brisk, too. Only the brakes let it down a bit. It’s also offered with drop bars and normal brakes.