50cycles Electric Bike Blog
Electric Bike news, reviews from the UK e-bike market leader.
A surprise delivery of our first 2019 Orbea bikes this morning! One was for a customer's pre-order the others are in stock and ready to buy.
The formidable Winora Yakun Tour has been my favourite electric bike for a long time. But now there's a new contender for best electric bike. I rode the BESV TRB1 Urban e-bike around 50cycles' home town, Loughborough, this weekend and was more than impressed.
We've found the electric bike we and our customers have been looking for
We're often asked "so what's your lightest electric bike?" and "sounds great - how heavy is it?" Seems weight is a big factor for people buying an electric bike, up there with price and range. Most of our e-bikes weigh in well over 20kg. A couple of this year's dual-battery models tipped the scales nearer 30kg. Even that's light compared...
There's 20% off 2018 Electric Bikes and our entire Clearance Range in the 50cycles Autumn Sale
Our Electric Bike Autumn Sale has begun. There's 20% off many e-bikes including our entire Clearance range with electric bikes from Cube, Haibike, Giant, Orbea, Winora and more. Continue reading
Electric bikes have the power to make the UK better I had a realisation the other day, while riding my Winora Yakun electric bike along the coast to Brighton and back. Electric 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...
A customer asked me today if we can price match with another electric bike shop.
The answer is almost always yes. We do offer electric bike price matching, but with a couple of exceptions.
If another retailer is offering an unreasonably low price, we cannot reasonably match that. The retailer is most likely losing money on the deal and we're not interested in competing in that market.
Or, it could be that the bike on offer is not new. Perhaps they're trying to clear a bike returned by a customer? Maybe it's shop-soiled or an ex-demonstrator?
We are upfront about this and list all our ex-display electric bikes separately often with generous discounts on ultra low mileage, good-as-new bikes. We have electric bikes from Cube, Giant, Riese & Müller, Beatbike and electric mountain bikes from Haibike. Continue reading
London electric bikes specialist 50cycles open new store
Our electric bike showroom and test centre in London has been open for a while now and thousands of customers have found the perfect e-bike for them here in Twickenham.
We relocated from East Sheen to a larger, better-located home at 46-48 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3RJ in Summer 2017.
We have the best electric bikes available for free test rides and a full workshop for servicing. The Thames, Richmond Park and a variety of quiet residential streets make it a great location for hassle-free test rides. Continue reading
News today of something I've long suspected."Young couples trapped in car dependency" says the BBC headline. "You spend hours in traffic ferrying yourself and your children around because your estate has no shops; no pub; no doctor; no school; no jobs" the report adds.
Ditch the car, get an e-bike
Of course, at 50cycles Electric Bikes we offer a viable alternative. Rather than accepting a lifetime spent fuming in traffic, young couples should explore which electric bikes are best if they find themselves trapped on a UK housing estate.
Developers are surrounding Britain's towns with housing estates that are simply not liveable. They lack basic amenities or sense of community. Town centres are miles away at the end of busy roads. Residents sometimes feel obliged to climb over fences to get to where they want to go. They're literally scaling the walls to escape! Continue reading
I realise now I need to keep this up. Why? Because it's rewarding in so many ways. Continue reading