Next time you visit 50cycles.com you’ll notice that we’ve update the home page, divide our e-bikes into more sensible categories and added all the 2016 Kalkhoff electric bikes we’re offering. Continue reading “2016 Kalkhoff Electric Bikes”
The Impulse and Bosch motor systems debuted around the same time several years ago and both have gone on to dominate the high quality electric bike market. They’re both highly versatile e-bike systems, powering commuter e-bikes, power-assisted mountain bikes and comfortable town bikes.
Both systems are into the second and third generations now, with increases in power as well as functional and ergonomic improvements. The latest versions even offer on-board navigation systems.
What makes electric bikes safer in London?
My experience of riding both electric bikes and pedal cycles, as well as conversations with other ebike riders, offers an answer: Yes, emphatically so. E-bikes are safer, faster and more fun. Continue reading “Electric bikes safer in London”
The New Wheel in San Francisco have produced this super little video that shows how an e-bike can have a powerful effect – improving your quality of life, your mood, your health and give you freedom you just do not get using public transport, schlepping around on foot or stuck in another traffic jam. Continue reading “What is an electric bicycle?”
Kalkhoff and Focus electric bikes have made their way over to the States in recent years and they’re being noticed by reviewers over there. Here is a collection of recent electric bike video reviews of 2015 Kalkhoff and FOCUS electric bikes from Electric Bike Reviews in the USA. Continue reading “Electric Bike Video Reviews”
We’ve found the ideal setting for riding electric bikes.
Actually, we found it years ago when we opened our first shop in London on Hill Rise in Richmond upon Thames. We sent hundreds of people on their first electric bike ride up the hill to Richmond Park, four square miles of beautiful heath and woodland criss-crossed by cycling tracks and well-surface roads. It’s a cycling nirvana only a few miles from the centre of London and it’s one of the best places to cycle in the whole country. Free of traffic, in healthy surroundings, you’ll enjoy a ride to remember. Continue reading “Best place in London to test ride electric bikes?”
A mass of highly-polluted air is forecast to sit over the south eastern corner of the UK tomorrow and everyone in the affected area has been warned to avoid strenuous exercise until it has cleared. Continue reading “Atrocious air quality threatens cyclists and everybody else”
There’s a lot of talk about cyclists behaving badly these days – jumping red lights, not paying non-existent road tax, that sort of thing. It’s true, some people do ride like idiots but many others are just taking understandable steps to stay safe in a hostile environment that, in the UK, favours cars and lorries.
But what if there was a way to be a cyclist and behave responsibly, stay safe and have fun all at the same time? It turns out there is, you just need to become an electric bike rider, the happiest of all bicycling breeds. The sort of cyclists it’s good to have around. Here’s how and why. Continue reading “The Eight Winning Habits of the Electric Bike Rider”
Hello again, Spring is not quite upon us yet, but we’ve never seen such demand for our Kalkhoff electric bicycles and accessories. Continue reading “Electric Bicycle News, Test Rides & Launch Offers”
There’s been much discussion about making the nation’s roads safer for all cyclists. A series of accidents and resulting campaigns has put it at the forefront of public debate all Autumn. At 50cycles we have thousands of customers to call on for their opinions so we asked them to take part in a survey concerned with one central questions: are electric bikes safer to ride than normal bikes? Continue reading “6 Reasons Electric Cyclists Feel Safer (and 1 Reason Why They Don’t)”