50cycles Electric Bike Blog

Electric Bike news, reviews from the UK e-bike market leader.

  1. Electric bikes for Deliveroo riders

    Electric bikes for Deliveroo riders
    Electric bikes have the power to make a real difference for the nation's delivery riders. We caught up with a very busy Deliveroo rider recently to see how it's helped. He's now making more money than ever because he's able to deliver more orders, more quickly without wearing himself out on his shift. Pick the right e-bike for deliveries Not...
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  2. BESV PS1 Compact Carbon Electric Bike Now in Stock

    BESV PS1 Compact Carbon Electric Bike Now in Stock
                      We've had our first large delivery of our new Carbon-frame, super lightweight compact electric bike, the BESV PS1. We're now offering £2,500 off a pair in the run-up to Christmas, as well as £1,000 off for a single bike. This is an exclusive offer for our email subscribers only. Please don't share on...
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  3. Orbea Electric Bikes Arrival

    Orbea Electric Bikes Arrival

    A surprise delivery of our first 2019 Orbea bikes this morning! One was for a customer's pre-order the others are in stock and ready to buy.

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  4. BESV TRB1 Urban - Best Electric Bike

    BESV TRB1 Urban - Best Electric Bike

    The formidable Winora Yakun Tour has been my favourite electric bike for a long time. But now there's a new contender for best electric bike. I rode the BESV TRB1 Urban e-bike around 50cycles' home town, Loughborough, this weekend and was more than impressed.

    We've found the electric bike we and our customers have been looking for

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  5. BESV PS1 | Lightest electric bike with Carbon Frame

    BESV PS1 | Lightest electric bike with Carbon Frame
    We're often asked "so what's your lightest electric bike?" and "sounds great - how heavy is it?" Seems weight is a big factor for people buying an electric bike, up there with price and range. Most of our e-bikes weigh in well over 20kg. A couple of this year's dual-battery models tipped the scales nearer 30kg. Even that's light compared...
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  6. Electric Bike Autumn Sale

    Electric Bike Autumn Sale

    There's 20% off 2018 Electric Bikes and our entire Clearance Range in the 50cycles Autumn Sale

    Our Electric Bike Autumn Sale has begun. There's 20% off many e-bikes including our entire Clearance range with electric bikes from Cube, Haibike, Giant, Orbea, Winora and more. Continue reading

  7. 7 Reasons to Ride Electric Bikes in London

    7 Reasons to Ride Electric Bikes in London

    Electric bikes in London are one of the best ways to travel around the capital. Cheap, practical and fun, electric bikes offer many advantages over other London transport options.

    If you're tired of waiting for buses, sick of squeezing onto the tube, fed up with waiting in traffic or too tired to pedal cycle everywhere, an electric bike is for you. Electric bikes in London have the power to boost your range, improve your mood and deliver you at your destination feeling fresh and ready to go. Not tired and ready to drop, or in need of a shower.

    Electric bikes are wildly popular across Europe. Nearly three-quarters of a million were sold in Germany in 2017, about half of all bikes by value sold in the Netherlands are now electric. Visiting Zurich recently I noticed there were more electric bikes than pedal cycles on the roads. But of all the big cities in Europe, London is the most suitable for electric bikes. Here's why...

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  8. Electric bikes: THE catalyst for making the UK a better place to live

    Electric bikes have the power to make the UK better I had a realisation the other day, while riding my Winora Yakun electric bike along the coast to Brighton and back. Electric bikes make things happen more quickly. I can fit more things into a day when I'm on my electric bike. But hold on, isn't that what cars are supposed...
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  9. Electric Bike Price Match

    A customer asked me today if we can price match with another electric bike shop.

    The answer is almost always yes. We do offer electric bike price matching, but with a couple of exceptions.

    If another retailer is offering an unreasonably low price, we cannot reasonably match that. The retailer is most likely losing money on the deal and we're not interested in competing in that market.

    Or, it could be that the bike on offer is not new. Perhaps they're trying to clear a bike returned by a customer? Maybe it's shop-soiled or an ex-demonstrator?

    We are upfront about this and list all our ex-display electric bikes separately often with generous discounts on ultra low mileage, good-as-new bikes. We have electric bikes from Cube, Giant, Riese & Müller, Beatbike and electric mountain bikes from  Haibike. Continue reading

  10. London Electric Bikes Store Open

    Our electric bike showroom and test centre in London has been open for a while now and thousands of customers have found the perfect e-bike for them here in Twickenham.

    We relocated from East Sheen to a larger, better-located home at 46-48 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3RJ in Summer 2017.

    We have the best electric bikes available for free test rides and a full workshop for servicing. The Thames, Richmond Park and a variety of quiet residential streets make it a great location for hassle-free test rides. Continue reading

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