Do Electric Bikes Encourage More People to Cycle?

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Fed up with your commute to work? You’re not alone. A recent study reveals that over a quarter of commuters would switch to cycling if given access to an e-bike!
A new Government report commissioned by the Department for Transport  has looked in-depth at the “National Propensity to Cycle“.
The study included four scenarios and explored their influence on encouraging people to to start pedalling to work. One of these scenarios included the use of electric bikes.

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Top 5 Benefits Of Electric Pedal Power in the Urban Jungle

If you are a fan of pedal power or like to keep up with the latest travel and technology, you’ve more than likely heard about the buzz surrounding electric bikes. As the name suggests, they are powered by an electric motor which makes pedaling faster, easier and more enjoyable. But there’s much more to these alternative modes of transport than meets the eye. Here’s our top five reasons why we think you’ll prefer riding ebikes…

Image of the urban jungle with a message of top 5 benefits

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Cycle to Work Scheme Explained

Many of our customers are surprised when they hear they can get an e-bike on a cycle to work scheme. They shouldn’t be because as all electric bike owners know, it’s pretty much the same as riding an original bicycle, just loads more fun!

For any who’s interested in getting an e-bike on a cycle to work scheme with put together this nice and simple info graphic to help explain the process…

Cycle to Work Scheme How it works

Electric Bike Store partners with CycleScheme who are an organisation that help company’s set up and promote the Cycle to Work scheme to their employees.

Save up to 50% on
the cost of your new
bike and equipment,
making it TAX
FREE!

The outstanding
cost of your electric bike can be paid for via your gross salary over 12 months

Get riding today for less with the Cycle to Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work Scheme is very simple for companies to set up and offer to their employees

The higher the
rate of tax that you pay the more that
you save

All our ebikes are available on the Cycle to work Scheme

FIVE EASY STEPS

TO GET YOUR E-BIKE

GO TO
ELECTRIC BIKE
STORE WEB SITE

CHOOSE YOUR BIKE
OR BOOK A TEST RIDE
IF YOU HAVEN’T
DECIDED YET

YOUR EMPLOYER
PLACES ORDER
WITH A CYCLE
SCHEME PROVIDER

CYCLE SCHEME PROVIDER
PLACES ORDER
WITH THE ELECTRIC BIKE STORE

RIDE OUT OF THE
STORE YOUR NEW E-BIKE
WITH THE ELECTRIC BIKE STORE

www.electric-bike-store.co.uk

Enjoy Family Cycling with Electric Bikes

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There is a common misconception that cycling is the preserve of the young, fit and healthy; those who are quite happy to spend one day hurtling down country lanes on a road bike, then the next tackling gritty trails on a mountain bike. But electric bikes are helping to dispel this myth and make cycling an enjoyable group activity for all the family.

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Electric Bikes and the rules of the road!

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Every day we deal with questions relating to the legality of electric bikes.

We thought we’d answer some of the common questions with this brief guide to electric bikes and their rules:

The most useful thing to know about riding an electric bike is that it’s very similar to riding a conventional bicycle. The advantages are; they’re amazing fun and you smile each time you ride them, hills are made easy, wind disappears and you get to choose the level of effort you put in. You can even sit back and let the bike do all the work if you choose.

Here are the answers to some of our other most common questions:

Anyone over the age of 14 can ride an electric bike

You do not need a license or permit to ride an electric bike

Electric motors are not permitted to propel the bike faster than 15.5mph (25kph)

Protective clothing such as helmets are recommended but not a legal requirement

We can supply bikes which go faster, but they are legally for off-road use only

The bikes can be serviced by any UK bike shop. There is no need to take them to a specialist electric bike shop. Our bikes only use parts which you will find on good quality conventional bicycles, making servicing simple for any good quality bike shop.

We also have an electric bikes buyer guide and FAQs page to help you with any other questions you may have. Our advisors are also very happy to answer your questions by phone, email or at the store. So please feel free to pop in, email us: info@electric-bike-store.co.uk or call us on: 020 7378 4728.

You can find the official electric bike UK laws and regulations in full at: http://www.gov.uk/electric-bike-laws