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

I had a realisation the other day, while riding my Winora Yakun e-bike along the coast to Brighton and back.

Electric bikes: THE catalyst for making the UK a better place to live 1Electric 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 to be good at? Sort of, but every time I get in a car to go somewhere I’m sealing myself up in a metal box (an unbearably hot metal box at this time of year), wait in queues of traffic, hoping I’ll find somewhere to park.

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Riding to School on an Electric Bike

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2016 Haibike Sduro Hardfour RX 24″ Electric Bike – for kids 8 years and up

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 “Riding to School on an Electric Bike”

Ex-Display Electric Bikes

Ex-Display Electric Bikes

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Electric bike showroom in East Sheen, London

We’re clearing last season’s Kalkhoff and Focus ex-display electric bikes from our showrooms, so it’s a great time to pick up a bargain for yourself, a relative or friend.

Some of these bikes have no miles at all, some have a few dozen and a small number have clocked up hundreds of miles in short test rides. They’ve all been regularly cleaned, checked and serviced. Continue reading “Ex-Display Electric Bikes”

2016 Kalkhoff Electric Bikes

2016 Kalkhoff Electric Bikes 2Next 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”

Not another bike shop?!

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50cycles Electric Bike Shop in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

We’ve joined the growing number of cycle shops on Britain’s high streets by opening a couple of new showrooms this year.

Our Bristol electric bike showroom does stand alone in that area of the city, but we’re directly opposite established cycle businesses in both our Shoreham-by-Sea (handy for Brighton, Worthing and the rest of Sussex) and East Sheen, London locations. But that’s not a problem because we’re not just any old bike shop and these are not any old bikes. These are electric bicycles. They’re like bikes, but better. So we’ve posted this in all our showroom windows Continue reading “Not another bike shop?!”

Atrocious air quality threatens cyclists and everybody else

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Air pollution forecast for 10 April 2015. Green is fragrant and fresh, purple is murky and mucky.

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”

6 Reasons Electric Cyclists Feel Safer (and 1 Reason Why They Don’t)

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)”

Electric Mountain Bike vs The South Downs Way: Everybody wins.

Focus Thron Premium Impulse 2.0 Electric Bike
The  Focus Thron Premium Full Suspension Electric Mountain Bike with Impulse 2.0 motor and 17Ah battery pack – also used by the 2014 Kalkhoff electric bike range – picked up ExtraEnergy’s Offroad Award this year. One of them has been sitting in our Shoreham-by-Sea showroom looking menacing and today was the day I decided to take it out on the South Downs Way to see what it can do. “What can’t it do?”, more like! Continue reading “Electric Mountain Bike vs The South Downs Way: Everybody wins.”