Tim Snaith

  1. 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

  2. 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

    This year's personal favourite Continue reading

  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. Kalkhoff Mallorca 2017 E-Bike Showcase

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    Kalkhoff kindly invited a couple of us to spend the last weekend in February with them in Mallorca. They invite all their favourite dealers to the island every few years mainly as a "Thank you" but also as an opportunity to introduce new products and ideas. Continue reading

  6. A history of folding electric bikes

    Hercules Rob Fold F8 Our latest folding electric bicycle, the Hercules Rob Fold F8 with Bosch motor

    A new folding electric bike joined our range this week, the first in many years. The Hercules Rob Fold F8 from Germany has it all - Bosch motor, 400Wh or 500Wh battery capacity options, 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub gears, lights, luggage rack, kick stand, hydraulic brakes, mudguards. Continue reading

  7. An electric bike Christmas

    christmas electric bike wrapped Only problem is getting it down the chimney

    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

  8. Electric bike bargains in our Sayonara Sale

    Sayonara Sale Endeavour S11 Alfine - was £3295 now £2000 Sayonara Sale Endeavour S11 Alfine - was £3295 now £2000

    We have a queue of electric bikes to sell in our special Sayonara Sale clearance category. Continue reading

  9. Riding to School on an Electric Bike

    There are kids electric bikes now?

    Electric bikes have long been popular with older riders, people who would otherwise write off cycling but find that electric bikes are a great way to get around.

    But what about cyclists at the other end of the age scale? Why would a child want to ride an electric bike? Do kids electric bikes even exist? Should they? Continue reading

  10. 50cycles Electric Bikes Cycle Show 2016

    20160922_093923The Cycle Show 2016 is now in full swing at the Birmingham NEC. We attended our first Cycle Show in London back in 2004 with a somewhat home-made stand. It was actually a great success for us at a time when electric bikes weren't even really a niche product. Today they're an established and growing segment of the bicycle market and our early start means we're still leading the way.
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