Melanie Reid writes in today’s Times about how electric bikes are emerging as a favourite gift this Christmas.
“When things come in clusters, you know you have a trend on your hands. Randomly, at least three girlfriends have announced they want an electric bike for Christmas.”
She continues with a brisk summary of the benefits of electric bikes: how the rider feels younger, is transported back in time to the youthful joy of cycling, “the feeling of being nine years old again and everything works”.Continue reading “An electric bike Christmas”
We’ve always put electric bike reviews at the centre of our website. I remember the first review we ever received, from one of our Honda Step Compo owners, back in 2003. But this one is one of the best.
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.
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?”
Getting into Bristol by car is easy. The M32, A48 and A4 take you right into the heart of the city. This means that access from Bath, Cardiff, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire is all relatively pain free.
Once you’re in the city, finding parking isn’t that hard. There are various multi-story car parks dotted around the city centre, all within a 5 minute walk to our shop. Most of our customers use the Holiday Inn NCP multi-story just across the road from us. This is well sign-posted on all approaches into the city.
If you’re planning a visit of a couple of hours to find that perfect Kalkhoff Electric bike, and don’t like the idea of paying through your nose in parking fees we have free parking around the back of the shop.
To get to our car park, you need to use the following address.
50cycles Car Park, Barrs Court, Bristol, BS1 3JP
Please call 50cycles Bristol on 0117 925 4419 before you plan to visit, so we can ensure that we do have a car park space for you at the time.