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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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Calling all Blogs and Bloggers…

blog-684748_1280Do you write a blog? Looking for something different to publish? We think you might like this…

Electric Bike Store are opening up their London workshop and offering blog owners and writers the opportunity to visit and ride one of the UK’s fastest growing means of transport!

Electric Bikes are poised to make a big impact in the UK for 2017. Over the last couple of years Europe has seen an explosion in electric bike sales. In 2015 Germany sold 535,000 e-bikes. With around 35,000 sold within the UK in 2016, there is a lot of room to grow. The continued rise in popularity combined with cheaper, more efficient and more attractive e-bikes launching is starting to generate a bit of a buzz!

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10 Reasons You Should Commute on an Electric Bike

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It’s fair to say the commuters of Southern Railways are having a miserable time right now. If you’re a well seasoned commuter you’ll be well used to strike action, engineering works and all those spontaneous delays be it due to weather, staff shortages or trespassers on the railways!

On top of the all too frequent delays, in 2017 UK train prices are set to increase by 2.3%. It seems there has never been a better time to exchange your train ticket for two wheels.

Those wanting to commute on two wheels in London will also welcome London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s pledge to make cycling the “safe and obvious” transport choice for all Londoners with a record £770m investment into cycling initiatives throughout the city.

Here’s our top ten reasons why we think people should consider an e-bike for their daily commute…

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The Electric Bike store in 2017

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Each year the electric bike industry makes significant improvements in design and technology. As electric bikes secure their place in the cycling world they are quickly being taken up by people from all walks of life, early adopters who are looking to ease their commute, ex-cyclists who now may need a little help to be able to enjoy their hobby again and then there’s the modern outdoor enthusiasts who are interested in a new kind of rush and pushing themselves further than ever before!

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Kensington test ride video, London

One of the team here at Electric Bike Store loves his new iPhone 6 – Every opportunity he gets he’s demonstrating this app or that feature, it’s non-stop! So we weren’t surprised when he came back with a a slow-mo video from a test ride for a VOLT™ photo-shoot he’d done earlier that day.

Well, we actually quite liked it, so we thought we’d share it with you too…