50cycles Electric Bike Blog

Electric Bike news, reviews from the UK e-bike market leader.

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

    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...
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  2. Electric Bike Price Match

    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

  3. London Electric Bikes Store Open

    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

  4. Which electric bikes are best if you're trapped in a UK housing estate?

    Soulless estate, somewhere in England Young couples feel trapped in car dependency on unliveable estates - they want to escape and we know how they can do it.

    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

  5. How riding my E-Bike every day this week made it 7 times better

    Riding an e-bike makes life betterIt's my favourite time of year so I decided to ride my e-bike every single day this past week to make the most of early Autumn.

    I realise now I need to keep this up. Why? Because it's rewarding in so many ways. Continue reading

  6. Which of our e-bikes goes furthest? It's not our most expensive one!

    In my last post I talked about how electric bikes have the power make more of every day. You'll go further, faster with more enjoyment along the way. But which of our e-bikes goes furthest? Continue reading

  7. 10% off all Giant & Winora E-Bikes

    10% off all Giant & Winora E-Bikes this Weekend (no code needed, we've knocked 10% off, saving you up to £339.50 inc. UK delivery)Choose your Giant E-Bike or a formidable Winora Yakun (exclusive to 50cycles)   This is the bike I've been riding all Summer. Why is it my favourite? Because Winora made the genius move of putting the almighty Yamaha PW-X motor...
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  8. Electric bikes are taking over Brighton & Hove

    E-bikes spotted here, there and everywhere in Brighton and South Coast

    I'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

  9. What's it like to ride an electric bike?

    If you're curious about riding an e-bike, you're probably wondering what the experience is like. What's it like to ride an electric bike? How does it differ from riding a pedal cycle, walking, or even driving? How does it feel? Continue reading

  10. World's first cryptocurrency bike is electric

    50cycles announces cryptocurrency-earning electric bike

    Toba Cryptocurrency Electric Bikes Click to sign up for updates about the Toba crypto e-bike

    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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