10 Reasons Why People Buy An Electric Bike In The New Year

This article is a guest post by Sophie Elise, a passionate cyclist, author and blogger. She is very passionate about writing on different types of women’s bikes, accessories, health, fitness and more and regularly writes on https://bestbikesforwomen.com/  Enjoy Reading…….

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A new year comes with so many new resolutions. People get to outline their purpose for the New Year and go about acquiring the tools that will help them achieve the set-down goals for the year.

E-bikes are purchased early enough in the first week of January because a lot of people decide to take a different approach to their mode of transportation.

Here are ten reasons why people buy e-bikes in January. After this informative piece, if you love to own an e-bike soon enough you can check out “Best Women’s Comfort Bike for City Touring” for collections of amazing bikes.

1. You Get To Move Faster

The electric bicycles offer so many of the benefits that come with the regular bicycle but the fact that it has the word “electric” is an added advantage. With the e-bike, you will now get to travel greater distances and enjoy your ride for a longer period without hassle.

You can go faster! That’s the joy that comes with an e-bike. You can travel faster than even some cars. Modern cars travel fast, but in situations where there is gridlock in the roads, their speed is limited. You can zoom past such car and by hundred miles ahead with an e-bike.

With an e-bike, you can get up to 15mph almost instantly with the first few paddles, this means you will be 2 times faster than an average car in New York with the speed of 7.4mph!

2. You Can Now Get More Riding Time

The recent report by the transport research laboratory has shown that regular bikes only make it out of the shed in less than 25 times a year, with just 46% used once or twice in a week.

When compared to the e-bike, about 30% of those who own an e-bike use them at least once a day. Also, a massive 81% ride their e-bike once a week. This research goes to show how important the e-bike is to the owners.

Get an e-bike today and enjoy more riding time as the pleasure of cycling will be restored and you will always want to hit the sideline with your bike.

3. You Will Be Physically Fit

With the e-bike, you will be riding more which means you will be peddling more! This is great news for your heart, your lungs and blood pressure.

Research has shown that good exercise reduces stress levels and increases the functionality of the heart and other vital organs.

With an e-bike, you will drastically limit your chances of having a cardiac arrest or other related diseases as you will be on a regular work out.

Also, if you are a lover of bikes but can no longer ride because of age or illness, the e-bike is a smart option to get back to your beloved passion. The electric motor will see to it that you have a stress free ride!

4. You Will Be Saving Money

The cost of a new quality e-bike for and the general maintenance of its consumable parts ( like brake pads, chains, tyres) is roughly the same for the regular bike.
When compared to a petrol or diesel car, the e-bike is way cheaper than buying, insuring and maintaining a car.

It is also very cost-effective when compared to buying train tickets or using the public transport regularly.

The e-bike is a commodity which will get you the value for your money and large return on investment. Even the cost of recharging the batteries is nothing compared to using an electric heater!

2018 Giant Quick-E Electric Commuter Bike 5. The E-Bike Is Better Option For Commuting

E-bikes do not only save you the cash, they also relieve you from the difficulties associated with overcrowded buses, trains or a gridlocked road which you face every day.

You get to hit the cycling lanes with a motorized vehicle even without a license, isn’t that cool? All the time and energy wasted in the licensing office will become a thing of the past.

Unlike the regular bike which will leave you hot and sweaty after a long distance ride, you will get to your destination seamlessly on an e-bike without even sweating in your palms.

E-Bikes for Commuting

6. E-Bikes Are Way Safer Than Regular Bikes

When it comes to cycling, one major deterrent is the safety of the user. Most of the bike accidents that happen on the road occur in roundabouts and crossroads. Experienced bikers know that it is difficult to accelerate the speed of a regular bike after halting it, this is the major reason for most cycling mishaps.

E-bikes help eliminate this problem as the motor will accelerate you safely away from danger. You will be confident to halt in traffic as you are guaranteed that you can restore back your initial speed with just a few pedals.

You will also be happy to slow down for sharp corners and bends, unlike regular cyclists who use the gained momentum to move over such bends. With the help of the motor, you will easily accelerate to the other side.

With the e-bike, you are less likely to compete and struggle with traffic as lesser cars will have the need to overtake you. This means a safe and worry-free ride.

Read more:
6 Reasons Electric Cyclists Feel Safer (and 1 Reason Why They Don’t) &
What makes electric bikes safer in London?

7. You Now Get To Enjoy Moving Up The Hills

One of the horrors that come with cycling is long steeped hilltops, most cyclers prefer to get down and drag their bike up the hill than cycle.

But with the e-bike, going up the hill is rather funny that stressful. All you need do it set your motor to the highest speed and move up effortlessly till you et o the top.
E-bikes are now very popular amongst mountain bikers as it allows them the ease of moving up steep mountains without much stress and loss of energy.

Get an e-bike today and join thousands of users who are testifying to its goodness. Life can be easy, comfortable and fun at the same time if you make the right choice

8. E-Bikes Are Great For Crosswinds And Headwinds

Crosswinds and headwinds, another great adversary of cyclists can now be put to check with the e-bike. With just cranking up your speed and moving at a good speed, you will no longer be attacked by this evil winds.

9. You Too Can Now Explore The World

With an e-bike, you can cover longer distances comfortable without having to work yourself to the edge. You can now pack up a knapsack and go out for camping’s with your friends on a cool weekend using your e-bikes.

The extra help that comes with the motor makes the e-bike and ideal touring bike.

10. E-Bikes Are Fun

Don’t you own an e-bike? You are missing a great deal of fun! The regular bikes are fun to ride on a cool evening, imaging adding extra help to the regular bike.

You now get to move 5x faster (depending on your setting) with just own push on the pedal, there is just one word to describe the feeling….Amazing!

50cycles Electric Bikes Black Friday Sale

Our Black Friday Sale begins

Our electric bikes have the power to make every ride better whether you’re commuting, keeping fit or riding for fun with your friends and family. They make cycling make sense and never more so than this week with our Black Friday prices.
  • 30% off our last Stromer ST2 S
  • 20% off our remaining 2017 Kalkhoffs
  • Plus an EXTRA 10% off all Clearance e-bikes (most are already reduced by 20% or more!)
  • Our TOBAFOR2 offer also continues, see the bottom of this email
    Be quick, our Black Friday codes expire at midnight on Friday 24th November
30% off the Stromer ST2 S
Made in Switzerland, very fast and packed with technology it’s the most advanced electric bike around.There’s 30% off making it £6,295 in our sale. One Stromer ST2 S left in stock.
Save 20% on 2017 Kalkhoff electric bikes with voucher codeBLACK20 when checking out online, in store or by phone. Click the bike to see which sizes & frame types are in stock.
Kalkhoff Integrale i8 £3295
or £2636 with code BLACK20
Kalkhoff Include Premium £2995
or £2396 with code BLACK20
Kalkhoff Include Premium £2995
or £2396 with code BLACK20
Kalkhoff Tasman i8 £2255
or £1804 with code BLACK20
Kalkhoff Sahel Compact £1995
or £1596 with code BLACK20
Kalkhoff Sahel Compact £1995
or £1596 with code BLACK20
Kalkhoff Sahel Compact £1995
or £1596 with code BLACK20
Kalkhoff Agattu i7 £1845
or £1476 with code BLACK20
Kalkhoff Pro Connect i9 £1695
or £1356 with code BLACK20
Kalkhoff Durban Compact £1495
or £1196 with code BLACK20
An EXTRA 10% off all Clearance Bikes 
Electric bikes from Haibike, Scott, Winora & Cube make up most of ourClearance offering. These are all 2017 models with most are already reduced by 20%. Save an extra 10% on our clearance prices with voucher code BLACKCLEARANCE until midnight on Friday 24th November.
New bikes in Clearance: Yakun Tour, Yakun Urban 10% off with BLACKCLEARANCE
See All Clearance Bikes
Save an extra £390 when buying two 2018 Toba i7
From £2,800 for a pair with voucher code TOBAFOR2
The Toba range combines everything we want to see in premium electric bike designed specifically for the UK market. They are custom-made for 50cycles in Kalkhoff’s own factory and as customers of theirs for over ten years we’ve negotiated a highly favourable price that we can pass on to you.

The Toba i7 Suspension is £1695 or £3390 for a pair. But with our TOBAFOR2discount code we’re offering a pair for only £3000, £1500 each, or £2800 for the standard Toba i7 (without suspension).

If your gang of intrepid riders is bigger, the discount works on 2, 3 or any number of Tobas after the first one. Just apply the voucher code TOBAFOR2when checking out, or mention it in store or over the phone.

You’ll save hundreds of pounds on what was already the best value premium electric bicycle on the market. Here’s what each bike offers:

  • Extreme long range – Its 612Wh battery pack offers the longest range (over 100 miles regularly reported)
  • Powerful – there’s 80 Nm of hill-climbing torque from the latest version of Impulse motor with multiple assistance levels
  • Convenient – easy-shifting hub gears can be changed at a standstill, handy for stop-start riding in town
  • Safe – excellent Magura hydraulic brakes, reflective tyres & pedals
  • Well-equipped – it comes complete with Schwalbe puncture-resistant tyres, luggage rack, proper mudguards plus Busch & Müller lights across the range as standard
  • Supreme comfort – upright riding position, generous gel saddle, ergonomic handgrips plus suspension on the top models.
  • The owner reviews for them have been great too.

The Toba offers the most “bang for your buck” off all electric bikes, especially at the current introductory price of £1695 for the 2018 Toba with suspension, £1595 for the 2018 Toba i7 and even MORE so if you buy a pair at £3000 (suspension version) or £2800 with voucher code TOBAFOR2.

See the full Beat Bike Toba range
Thank you for reading, that’s all for now!
Tim & the 50cycles Team

It begins! Up to a THIRD off E-Bikes in our End of Season Sale Event

Sayonara Sale Begins

2017 Clearance Stock – Ex-demo bikes – 2018 orders – Festival

This year’s sale has two aspects. 

Clearance Box

First, there are our Clearance deals, with up to a third off selected 2017 models and 20%+ discounts elsewhere. 
You can order these bikes online, arrange a free call back via our website or in our showrooms any time this week. They’re all in stock and eligible for interest free finance and free delivery as usual. There are dozens of models on offer, though in small numbers.

Highlights: 33% off Stromer ST2 S | £1,100 off our last Haibike SDURO Allmtn 8.0 | £1,000 of Scott E-Spark 700 Tuned | 20% off Cube Carbon Stereo Hybrid | 20% off our last Kalkhoff Integrale S11 | 2017 Giant Road E+2 down to £1795 | 20% off Cube Travel Hybrid | Toba Crossbar down to £1495

Loughborough HQSecond, we’re holding a free but invitation-only E-Bike Festival at our Loughborough headquarters this Saturday, 7th October. 
There are only 300 spaces at this event – you can register to attend here – and you’ll have exclusive access to our remaining Clearance deals as well as older ex-demo and display bikes. 
You can also place orders for 2018 bikes with an exclusive £100 discount at this event.

What’s on offer 

  • Final Clearance prices on 2017 models from Kalkhoff, Haibike, Scott, Cube, Stromer and Giant
  • See and test ride 2018 models from Cube and Riese & Müller
  • Clearance of ex-demonstrator & ex-display models
  • Reconditioned battery packs
  • Panasonic motors
  • Forks, chainguards, clothing, general parts & spares
  • Test rides & Expert Advice from our team
  • Buy a bike on the day to be in with a chance of winning a second e-bike of your choice worth up to £2,000, with the draw at the end of this month.

Location & Date

The Sayonara Sale is on now
Main event on Saturday 7th October
10am – 7pm
50cycles Electric Bikes
1 Charnwood Business Park
North Road
Leics LE11 1LE
Our Loughborough headquarters is a 10-minute walk west of Loughborough railway station and there’s also on-street parking as well as limited spaces on site.
That’s all for now, thank you for reading! 
The 50cycles Team


50cycles at the Cycle Show 2017, new brands and electric bike offers

If you’re visiting Cycle Show 2017 this weekend you’ll find us at Stand K156 in the dedicated E-Bike Area. We’re facing the E-Bike Test Ride pit area where we have three dozen bikes of all shapes and sizes, from various brands waiting to be taken round the track. 

50cycles’ electric bike experts will be on hand throughout the event to answer any questions and to help you find the best bike for your needs.
You can order at the show and we’ll deliver or make your bike ready for collection next week. Or pre-order 2018 models from the likes of BeatBike, Cube, Scott,  Riese & Müller, some of which are in stock already (like the 2018 Beat Bike Toba, now with suspension) or are about to come into stock very soon.


Riese & MüllerRiese & Müller? Yes indeed, we’ve been mightily impressed by their bikes over recent months and they’re set to play an important part in our 2018 range. 

The brand recently took the Readers’ Award from a major German e-bike magazine. Well-equipped, refined and stunning to look at, we’re very glad to be working with them to bring the most advanced electric bikes to our customers.

We have two Riese & Müller models listed at present, both speed pedelecs able to assist up to 28mph. The Charger Touring HS comes with dual Bosch battery packs giving a new record total capacity of 1000Wh.


See the Riese & Müller Roadster and Charger high speed pedelecs


Cube Elly HybridCube have already made their mark at 50cycles this season with a range of touring and electric mountain bikes that have proved very popular because they look superb and are incredibly good value. 
Cube have made some major changes to their 2018 e-bike range – better battery placement is the rule, whether it’s on their ultra high-end full suspension e-mountain bikes or gorgeous, colourful town bikes like the Elly Hybrid. Bosch motors as standard on all of them.

Cube Reaction Hybrid HPA Pro

A couple of 2018 models, the Kathmandu Hybrid Pro 500 and Cross Hybrid Race Allroad 500 are already in stock and available to see at the Cycle Show. 


There’s now 10% off our remaining stock of 2017 Cubes, including two Carbon frame e-bikes. 


See our 2017 Cubes in Clearance
See the 2018 Cube line-up

Scott E-BikesScott is another brand that debuted for us in 2017. As well as Bosch-powered beasts like the E-Genius and E-Scale range they also offer bikes with Shimano’s magnificent E8000 motor and integrated battery system and the super-refined Brose centre motor. You’ll find some of these in at end-of-season sale prices, with 15% off in one case…

Scott is a major international brand that has already explored interesting territory this season and they’re set to do the same in 2018. An early example is the E-Contessa Genius, a full-suspension, high end e-mtb with the Shimano E8000 motor specifically designed for female riders.

KalkhoffWe’re yet to unveil our 2018 Kalkhoff selection, that’s for a later date. 
Suffice to say some old favourites will be coming back alongside some all-new models. 
We still have a few 2017 Kalkhoff in stock, models like the Integrale i8, Integrale 10, Integrale LTD edition, Tasman i8, Agattu i7, Sahel Compact and a very small number of Include Premium with Impulse Evo and Smart Navigation capability (also found on the Integrale models). 
Haibike offer
There’s 20% off our remaining 2017 Haibike electric mountain bikes. We’ve sent dozens of these out in recent weeks, so numbers are very low on all models still in stock.
Haibike Sduro Allmtn 8.0The biggest saving is on the top-of-the-range Haibike SDURO AllMtn 8.0 with £1,100 off. Only two in stock, one each in Small and Medium, and both come with the latest Yamaha PW-X motor, eConnect technology and a dropper seatpost. All this down from £5,495 to £4,395.
There’s also 20% off our other PW-X models: the AllMtn 7.0 (1 in stock), FullSeven 7.0 (2) & HardSeven 7.0
Yamaha PW-XYamaha’s PW-X motor, new for 2017, recently emerged from an independent e-mtb motor comparison last month as 
the ultimate power package that churns out decent power even with a low cadence. 
It’s also found in my personal favourite e-bike, the Winora Yakun from the same manufacturer.
There are also budget Haibike options that pack Yamaha’s established PW motor. Its maximum 80Nm torque makes for powerful hill starts yet offers with minimal resistance when cycling above the power-assisted speed.
These start at as little as £1695 for the HardSeven 4.0 (one in stock) and £1675 for the grown-up SDURO Cross 4.0 (one and only one 48cm in stock)

That’s all for now, thank you for reading! Maybe we’ll see you at stand K156 or on the E-Bike Test Track at the Cycle Show
The 50cycles Team


Our first ever electric bike was stolen. Here’s how we got it back.

2001 Honda Step Compo folding electric bike

The idea of 50cycles Electric Bikes became a reality one day in August 2003 when our first electric bike arrived  in the UK. It was a little Honda Step Compo that had been hand-packed and despatch from Tokyo by my brother and 50cycles co-founder Scott Snaith.  The very same bike was stolen from us late last year, but now it’s back in our possession and on display in our new London showroom. Continue reading “Our first ever electric bike was stolen. Here’s how we got it back.”