BH Electric Bikes UK at 50cycles

Introduction to BH Electric Bikes at 50cycles

It’s the biggest news for 50cycles and our customers in many years.

We have signed an exclusive deal with renowned manufacturer BH to bring their electric bike range to the UK.

BH has been a significant player in the electric bike market for many years. Their EasyMotion brand is already a huge success across Europe and, unusually, even in the United States.

But BH has never quite broken through in the UK in the same way that brands like Kalkhoff, Haibike and Specialized have.

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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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Electric Bikes Brighton: they are taking over in Brighton & Hove

E-bikes spotted here, there and everywhere in Brighton and on the South Coast
Electric Bikes Brighton: they are taking over in Brighton & Hove 2I’ve been riding to
our e-bike shop in Shoreham-by-Sea every day this week and something has changed. Electric bikes are suddenly everywhere in Brighton. Every third or fourth cyclist I encounter along my 12-mile journey is riding an electric bike these days.

Today alone I saw an Ancheer electric bike, a couple of Raleighs and a couple of Haibike, a Batribike, a Carrera, a couple of Kalkhoffs, something that looked a kit-built ebike and a no-name folding electric locked up by the Palace Pier. These were some of the e-bikes I spotted on the cycle path between the Marina and Hove Lagoon, there may have been more I missed.

It’s not just the sunshine either. Today was glorious but even on duller days I see at least half a dozen e-bikes. Continue reading “Electric Bikes Brighton: they are taking over in Brighton & Hove”

World’s first cryptocurrency bike is electric

50cycles announces cryptocurrency-earning electric bike

Toba Cryptocurrency Electric Bikes
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50cycles has always lead the way with technology. We started our business selling the world’s first practical folding electric bike in 2003 quickly followed by the world’s first e-bike to use Lithium ion batteries a year later. Along the way we’ve presented e-bikes that measure and respond to your heartbeat, provide route guidance and more. The latest innovation from 50cycles take e-bikes into a whole new dimension, cryptocurrencies.

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Common misconceptions about electric bikes

The poor, misunderstood e-bike

Common misconceptions about electric bikes 4They’ve been around for years but several misconceptions about what electric bikes are and how they differ from pedal cycles persist.

These are questions and comments we often hear when people encounter electric bikes for the first time, in our store or out on the road and trails.

We’re going to try to settle some of them here.

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Our first ever electric bike was stolen. Here’s how we got it back.

Our first ever electric bike was stolen. Here's how we got it back. 5
2001 Honda Step Compo folding electric bike

The idea of 50cycles Electric Bikes became a reality one day in August 2003 when our first electric bike arrived  in the UK. It was a little Honda Step Compo that had been hand-packed and despatch from Tokyo by my brother and 50cycles co-founder Scott Snaith.  The very same bike was stolen from us late last year, but now it’s back in our possession and on display in our new London showroom. Continue reading “Our first ever electric bike was stolen. Here’s how we got it back.”

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”