The 50cycles website has evolved continuously throughout this year but one of the most important changes has been the upgrading of our interest-free electric bike finance options. Four great new things have happened. Continue reading “New Interest-Free Electric Bike Finance & Calculator”
Come and see 50cycles and a selection of Kalkhoff and Focus electric bikes at Redbridge Cycling Centre on Sunday 24th August between 12:30pm and 5:30pm. The event is free to enter, there’s free parking and free test rides.
Can you pedal your way to health, happiness and wellbeing on an electric bike? Continue reading “Do electric bikes have the power to improve your health?”
We’ve always advocated electric bikes as a safer alternative to pedal cycles; they’re faster, which means getting away from the melee at the traffic lights and out on to the open road (or Cycle Superhighway) as it may be. The extra power from assisted acceleration can get you out of tight spots in a matter of seconds, and for weaker cyclists they mean spending less time in dangerous locations like uphill bends and junctions. In fact, we were so confident that electric bikes make people feel safer on the roads that we took it to the roads and asked you, the public, what you thought. Here’s what we found:
50cycles were awarded Kalkhoff’s Distributor of the Year Award for the third time, following wins in 2008 and 2011. This is the most important accolade for us as we’ve worked so hard to establish Kalkhoff as the leading electric bike brand in the UK since 2007. Continue reading “50cycles Win Kalkhoff Distributor of the Year Award”
On the 24th July, we are delighted to announce that our new store in Bristol will be open for business. To mark the occasion, we’re making a day of it! Continue reading “Our Bristol Store Grand Opening!”
As cyclists, once we’ve kitted ourselves out with the essentials (the helmet, the repair kit, the clobber, and of course the bike itself) there is often the question lingering at the back of our minds; “What else is there to spend my hard earned money on?” Well you could always invest it, save up for a holiday or buy a new TV, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, why not indulge your passion and consider any one of the innovative and exciting bike gadgets listed below? Here we’ve collated some of our favourite accessories, tools and quirky accruements, any of which should have the modern, gadget loving cyclist frothing at the gills. Continue reading “Must-Have Bike Gadgets”
You may remember that back in April, we were delighted to announce that 50cycles had been nominated at the Red Ribbon Family Business Awards 2014. Well, the votes are in and they’ve been counted and verified and we’re delighted to announce that… Continue reading “50cycles Commended for Excellence”
Panasonic’s 26 volt electric bike system ruled the roads up until about 2012. We sold thousands of Kalkhoff Agattu, Tasman, Pro Connect and Sahel fitted with 26V Panasonic packs – a mere 10Ah in the early days, then 18Ah and finally 24Ah. Initially these came from Panasonic but around 2011, Kalkhoff began including their own higher-capacity batteries from German manufacturer BMZ. As Kalkhoff have focused more and more on their own Impulse electric bike system, supply of 26V Panasonic-compatible batteries has become less certain. But not to worry, another German manufacturer has spotted an opportunity in the shape of several hundred thousand electric bike owners across Europe riding Kalkhoff, Raleigh, BH, Flyer and several other brands that rely on these battery packs.