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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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 “New Store Openings, New Bikes, Some Award Winners”

Ex-Display Electric Bikes

Ex-Display Electric Bikes

London Electric Bike Showroom
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”

Kalkhoff Impulse and Bosch electric bike comparison

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.

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Not another bike shop?!

50cycles Shoreham
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?!”