50cyles Jobs: Sales Superstars for our Electric Bike Showrooms

Position: Sales Superstars for Fast-Growing Electric Bike Leader
Salary: £16,000 basic + commissions, £24,000 OTE

We’re a leading player in the fastest-growing segment of the bicycle market. We have showrooms in four locations and there are now Sales vacancies in our Bristol, Loughborough and South West London branches. Continue reading “50cyles Jobs: Sales Superstars for our Electric Bike Showrooms”

The Eight Winning Habits of the Electric Bike Rider

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There’s a lot of talk about cyclists behaving badly these days – jumping red lights, not paying non-existent road tax, that sort of thing. It’s true, some people do ride like idiots but many others are just taking understandable steps to stay safe in a hostile environment that, in the UK, favours cars and lorries.

But what if there was a way to be a cyclist and behave responsibly, stay safe and have fun all at the same time? It turns out there is, you just need to become an electric bike rider, the happiest of all bicycling breeds. The sort of cyclists it’s good to have around. Here’s how and why. Continue reading “The Eight Winning Habits of the Electric Bike Rider”

How to Become a Cycling Pro [Infographic]

Whether you’ve just removed your stabilizers or you’ve been hitting the open road for more years than you care to count, if you’re reading this then chances are you’re looking to improve your cycling ability. Fortunately for you, we’ve collated a wide range of tips that will have you riding the Tour de France (okay, maybe just one stage of it) in no time. Continue reading “How to Become a Cycling Pro [Infographic]”

Four Types of Cyclists: How to Look the Part

There are billions of unwritten rules in the book of cycling etiquette. From looking the part to the rules of the road, as a cyclist following these rules is vital if you want to belong to the community. Which is why we thought it might be fun to take a tongue-in-cheek look at how to look good when riding your bike, no matter what kind of cyclist you are.

The Professional

If you’re a pro, you’ve probably already nailed these key rules on the head, but it can’t hurt for a little refresher course in looking cool:

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6 Reasons Electric Cyclists Feel Safer (and 1 Reason Why They Don’t)

There’s been much discussion about making the nation’s roads safer for all cyclists. A series of accidents and resulting campaigns has put it at the forefront of public debate all Autumn. At 50cycles we have thousands of customers to call on for their opinions so we asked them to take part in a survey concerned with one central questions: are electric bikes safer to ride than normal bikes? Continue reading “6 Reasons Electric Cyclists Feel Safer (and 1 Reason Why They Don’t)”

Study finds electric bikes faster than cars for most journeys

kh_e-comfort_bild02-lprOver 400,000 e-bikes were sold across Germany last year so the Federal Environment Agency studied their merits compared to other ways to travel. It turns out that cycling is faster than driving in your car for door-to-door journeys of up to 6 km in towns and cities. Electric bikes extend this lead – they’re faster than cars for journeys up to 10 km with the difference being marginal all the way to 20 km. When you consider 75% of journeys are under 10 km, it’s clear electric bikes have a major role to play. Continue reading “Study finds electric bikes faster than cars for most journeys”

New Interest-Free Electric Bike Finance & Calculator

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”

Redbridge Try an Electric Bike Day: 24th August 2014

Electric bike test riders at last year's Redbridge Event
Electric bike test riders at last year’s Redbridge Event

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. 

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