Bike purchase - clueless! Hybrid or ‘classsic’?

Nickib Posts: 10
edited April 2018 in Women's cycling forum
I am trying to get back into some cycling now my kids are slightly older and want to go for bike rides and I can no longer keep up by running beside them.

They generally will cycle on paths / round the local common etc, so not particularly hardcore off road cycling!

I love the look of the uprights classic cycle, but am wondering whether a more normal hybrid would be more functional for chasing around after the kids!

Only really want to spend about £300 so be great to get some thoughts / recommendations as haven’t bought a bike for years!!

Thanks very much!