Tim Snaith

  1. World's first cryptocurrency bike is electric

    50cycles announces cryptocurrency-earning electric bike

    Toba Cryptocurrency Electric Bikes
    50cycles has always lead the way with technology. We started our business selling the world's first practical folding electric bike in 2003 quickly followed by the world's first e-bike to use Lithium ion batteries a year later. Along the way we've presented e-bikes that measure and respond to your heartbeat, provide route guidance and more. The latest innovation from 50cycles take e-bikes into a whole new dimension, cryptocurrencies.

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  2. Common misconceptions about electric bikes

    The poor, misunderstood e-bike They've been around for years but several misconceptions about what electric bikes are and how they differ from pedal cycles persist. These are questions and comments we often hear when people encounter electric bikes for the first time, in our store or out on the road and trails. We're going to try to settle some of...
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  3. Welcome to the new 50cycles Electric Bikes website

    Our vastly-improved new website is now live

    50cycles New Website

    We've completed the biggest ever overhaul of our website. It's now smarter, faster, clearer and more secure.
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  4. New London Electric Bike Store Open

    Last weekend saw the official opening of our new electric bike showroom and test centre in London. We have relocated from East Sheen to a larger, better-located home at 46-48 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3RJ. Continue reading

  5. 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

  6. New Store Openings, New Bikes, Some Award Winners

    50cycles Altrincham openingOwners Scott & Tim outside our new Altrincham e-bike showroom on opening day

    It's been a busy time since our last email: two new stores, lots of new bikes coming into stock, some new award winners and a couple of bargains in our Clearance category. Continue reading

  7. London Electric Bikes Shop


    50cycles advanced electric bikes began its life in London in 2003.  Our first London electric bikes shop opened in Richmond in 2010. We're staying in the borough with our latest opening, in London Road, Twickenham. It's our largest, most accessible and best London showroom yet. Continue reading

  8. UK Debut: Winora Yakun Tour electric bike with Yamaha PW-X

    2017 Winora Yakun Tour electric bike 2017 Winora Yakun Tour electric bike with Yamaha PW-X motor and 500Wh battery pack

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  9. New Manchester Electric Bike Showroom Opens in Altrincham

    Our Manchester electric bike shop is now open in Altrincham 

    Altrincham Electric Bike Shop Opening

    Over the years many customers have made the journey down the M6 from Greater Manchester to our Loughborough showroom. It's the perfect area to be an electric bike owner, with some of the UK's finest countryside on the doorstep waiting to be explored. There won't be quite so far to travel from this weekend as we're proud to announce that our largest showroom anywhere will open in Altrincham on Friday April 28th. Our opening event continues on Saturday 29th April making it a great start to the Bank Holiday Weekend. Continue reading

  10. 2017 Electric Bikes in Stock

    We're at that point in the season where all our 2017 electric bikes are coming into stock. We now have the following 2017 Kalkhoff electric bikes in stock in our warehouse and showrooms, along with 2017 models from Scott, Cube & Haibike.

    Integrale i82017 Kalkhoffs in stock
    A favourite at 50cycles since 2007, a decade later Kalkhoff are still producing market-leading ebikes. New motors, bigger batteries, fresh colours this season

    Integrale i8 (47cm Sm & 55cm Lg in stock ) £3295
    Coming soon: Durban Compact £1495

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