I have been cycling mainly for leisure for a number of years. We take our bikes with us when we travel in our campervan and use them to get shopping etc and occasionally go for rides in the countryside usually no longer than 10 miles. However i have always found getting comfortable on my bike difficult and this has increased as my problem with aching arms and numbness has become more obvious. My current bike a Trek hybrid forces me forward to lean on my arms but trying out a dutch bike made me wonder if i would lose some of my ability to go up hills if i took all the pressure from my arms. Has anyone cracked this problem. I am looking for something quite light as i need to add a back carrier and mudguards plus i need to be able to manoeuvre it around at times. Last year in Antwerp the lift to the pedestrian tunnel was broken so we had to take the bikes on the escalators which was quite scary for me as i had to hold the weight. I had also thought of switching to hub gears as it might be easier in the future but wonder if i will be able to manage the steeper rides. I want to keep riding for as long as possible so i need to get something that feels right. Any help or pointers would be appreciated.