50cycles Electric Bike Blog

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

  1. A history of folding electric bikes

    Hercules Rob Fold F8 Our latest folding electric bicycle, the Hercules Rob Fold F8 with Bosch motor

    A new folding electric bike joined our range this week, the first in many years. The Hercules Rob Fold F8 from Germany has it all - Bosch motor, 400Wh or 500Wh battery capacity options, 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub gears, lights, luggage rack, kick stand, hydraulic brakes, mudguards. Continue reading

  2. E-MTB Buyers Guide

    imageThe world of E-MTB's is a minefield. Two bikes might look very similar on a photograph but can be used for very different purposes.  For this reason, we'd recommend researching the subject extensively and getting in touch with one of our electric mountain bike experts for some free advice. Continue reading

  3. Electric Bike Insurance

    Bicycle and cycle insurance from Cycleguard

    So you've just received your shiny, new electric bike... but before you give it a spin, have you considered getting it insured?

    It's no surprise that electric bikes are fast becoming one of the UK's favourite modes of transport, but such popularity can also have a downside. With more e-bikes on British roads than ever before; the number of reported thefts is also on the rise and whilst bike theft is bad, e-bike theft is even worse.

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  4. 2017 Electric Bike Motor Buyers Guide

    2017 Electric Bike Motor Buyers Guide

    The biggest hurdle in buying an electric bike is choosing which motor to go for. There are 100s of companies out there making the motors, hub driven, crank driven, ones you can retrofit, ones which come as standard on a purpose-built bike.

    We're a firm believer that mid-drive trumps all, due to reliability, weight distribution and riding experience

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  5. An electric bike Christmas

    christmas electric bike wrapped Only problem is getting it down the chimney

    Melanie Reid writes in today's Times about how electric bikes are emerging as a favourite gift this Christmas.

    "When things come in clusters, you know you have a trend on your hands. Randomly, at least three girlfriends have announced they want an electric bike for Christmas."

    She continues with a brisk summary of the benefits of electric bikes: how the rider feels younger, is transported back in time to the youthful joy of cycling, "the feeling of being nine years old again and everything works". Continue reading

  6. 50cycles Electric Bikes at Airbus Bristol

    50cycles Electric Bikes at Airbus Bristol
    The Bristol Showroom will be attending the Filton Airbus commuter Event. The event takes place between 11am and 2pm on the 1st November 2016. We will be there with a cherry picked selection of Kalkhoff, Scott, Raleigh, Haibike and Winora electric bikes. If you work at Airbus, and specifically want to see a certain bike on your lunch break, please let our...
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  7. Electric bike bargains in our Sayonara Sale

    Sayonara Sale Endeavour S11 Alfine - was £3295 now £2000 Sayonara Sale Endeavour S11 Alfine - was £3295 now £2000

    We have a queue of electric bikes to sell in our special Sayonara Sale clearance category. Continue reading

  8. Riding to School on an Electric Bike

    There are kids electric bikes now?

    Electric bikes have long been popular with older riders, people who would otherwise write off cycling but find that electric bikes are a great way to get around.

    But what about cyclists at the other end of the age scale? Why would a child want to ride an electric bike? Do kids electric bikes even exist? Should they? Continue reading

  9. 50cycles Electric Bikes Cycle Show 2016

    20160922_093923The Cycle Show 2016 is now in full swing at the Birmingham NEC. We attended our first Cycle Show in London back in 2004 with a somewhat home-made stand. It was actually a great success for us at a time when electric bikes weren't even really a niche product. Today they're an established and growing segment of the bicycle market and our early start means we're still leading the way.
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  10. The Cycle Show 2016 Preview

    50cycles at Cycle Show 2016, Birmingham NEC

    We're exhibiting at the Cycle Show 2016 at Birmingham's NEC and we're bringing more bikes to see and test ride than ever before.

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