Best Easygoing E-biking Destinations UK

 BEST EASYGOING E-BIKE RIDES UK The joy of an e-bike is that it can get you most places in a cheap, exhilarating and healthy way. If you are looking for suggestions for some really enjoyable but easygoing rides here is my selection of UK rides, based on my many years riding and researching routes throughout... Continue Reading →


Electric Bikes for Fitness

ELECTRIC BIKES FOR FITNESS Regular riders of e-bikes will be familiar with the refrain 'that's cheating'. To which my favourite response is 'cheating at what, getting from A to B?'. But certainly there is a perception that e-bikes don't give the rider exercise, especially by those that haven't ridden them - it's utterly false. There's... Continue Reading →

A Visit to the Sayonara Bike Event

50 CYCLES SAYONARA E-BIKE EVENT I've just got back from the Sayonara e-bike event at 50 Cycles in the Midlands where there were e-bikes, food and drink on tap. I was delighted it gave me the chance to try out some electric bikes I haven't had the chance to get on before. Winora Yakun Tour... Continue Reading →

Electric bikes – from Past to Present

ELECTRIC BIKES - FROM PAST TO PRESENT Early History The idea of adding power - other than human power - has actually been around for a while longer than you might expect. Internal combustion engines fitted to bicycles first appeared in the 1880s and actually proved a commercial proposition throughout the early part of the... Continue Reading →

Cube Kathmandu Hybrid Pro 500

CUBE KATHMANDU HYBRID PRO 500- REVIEW Company Background Cube is a German company perhaps best known for mountain bikes but in fact also manufacturing an impressively wide range of electric bikes, all using the tried and tested Bosch motor system. They sell into more than sixty countries around the world so with that kind of global... Continue Reading →

Beat Bike Toba Crossbar – Review

BEAT BIKE TOBA CROSSBAR - REVIEW Company Background The Beat Bike Toba Crossbar is based around Kalkhoff's Impulse motor system - perhaps not as well-known as the likes of Bosch and Shimano but actually a company that has experience in the e-bike market pre-dating both those companies. After taking on the Daum mid-motor drive in 2009,... Continue Reading →

E-Bikes and Cars of the Future

E-Bikes and Cars of the Future Looking at the possible consequences of the 2040 petrol and diesel bans   Is Change is in the Air? Fans of e-bikes will be aware of their huge popularity on the continent and their increasing popularity in the UK and the US. More widespread use of electric cars is... Continue Reading →

Are Electric Bikes Cheating?

It was suggested today by a Lycra clad cyclist when stopping at the shop that Electric Bikes are cheating.Cheating what I ask?"Well you should pedal and get some exercise".So I replied the following."Electric bikes are designed to reduce the barriers for entry to the cycling industry for the same reason as Gears were invented to... Continue Reading →

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