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 “An electric bike Christmas”


Our end-of-season electric bike sale continues this week
  • £500 off our Can-Do folding electric bike
  • up to £300 off our renowned Kalkhoff electric bicycles
  • free Spooklight with the Agattu in this sale
  • we’ve slashed the prices of two IZIP models
  • and shaved £10 off Casco’s E.Motion helmets
visit the 50cycles Winter Sale Page to see all the offers
Magnificent Christmas gifts or thrillingly substantial end-of-year treats for yourself? You decide. Current offers end at noon on 17th December (the last date for Christmas delivery) or until we sell out of each model.

15% VAT on electric bikes today

We’re already offering electric bikes priced with VAT at the new rate of 15 per cent. 

That means £1263 for an Agattu (was £1295) and £1463 for a Pro Connect (was £1495).
All bikes will be delivered from Monday 1st December onwards, when all Kalkhoff electric bike prices will rise in line with the weakness of the pound against the Euro. So these bikes are less expensive now than they are likely to be for the foreseeable future. Great news if you want to treat yourself or a near and dear person this Christmas!
More details in the latest edition of the 50cycles electric bikes newsletter

Electric bikes at London Eco Shop

Electric bikes at London Eco Shop 2Great news for Londoners – you can see, ride and order our electric bikes at Our Eco Shop, 303 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill between now and Christmas.

Occupying a beautiful premises near Portobello Road, the shop is yards from the Paul Smith store and dozens of other boutiques, restaurants and antique dealers.

The immediate area warrants a day trip itself. Why not do a circuit on one of our electric bikes? We’ll be there to help out and answer your questions most days, including weekends.

As well as our Agattu and Pro Connect electric bikes, there will be a range of cool products for Christmas stockings from other eco-minded designers and producers. Full details at or call us on 0844 800 5979

our eco shop
303 Westbourne Grove
Notting Hill 
London W11 2QA
opening times
15th November – 24th December
Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sundays 12pm – 5pm
Nearest Underground stations are Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove