Community bike projects We often get visitors in our shop who just want enthuse about the wonderful 2 wheeled wonder. A gentleman came in today to chat about cycling, his ideal cycling holiday and how bikes are helping communities all over the world. So I thought I’d track down some of these communities, some on our doorstep and some a little further away. Local community bike projects 1. Simply Cycling. Simply Cycling are a charity we’ve known about for a while and raised mo
Batteries – What’s all the buzz? Positioning A battery that is positioned on the frame is very close to the centre of gravity, thus having a positive effect on the handling of the electric bike.
A battery that is positioned on the rear rack provides more clearance for step-through bikes, allow easier access when mounting and dismounting the electric bike. Tips for optimising a batteries range Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your battery. The technology in
Cycling to work day is just around the corner Wednesday 13th September Pump up those tyres, brush off the cobwebs and get pedalling. Save money, reach your daily activity target and who knows you may even beat the traffic. Cycle to Work Day encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day. Why – because cycling to work is brilliant! If you pledge your commitment through Cycle to Work Day, you may even win a prize for simply gettin
Wheels of Change week 2 So week 2 of the trialling the SCOTT E-Sub Tour courtesy of Velo Times has been going well, but not as well as I would have liked. Due to the Bank Holiday weekend and my wife and mine’s 1st Anniversary, I’ve had less time to use the electric bike. The irony is though, it always featured in my mind when I wasn’t on it. To celebrate our first year of marriage, my wife and I went to Morecambe to visit the The Midland Hotel where it all happened 12 months
Cycling a remedy for inactivity In April this year the BBC reported that nearly 20million million people in the UK are physically inactive. The British Heart Foundation estimated that this level of inactivity could cost the NHS £1.2billion each year. On reading a 2014 Everybody Active report conducted by Public Health England, I was surprised to see the UK levels of inactivity higher than those in the USA. The UK were placed at 63.3% inactivity levels, whereas the USA came in
Mid drive or hub motor on ebike? Mid drive or hub motor So you’ve arrived at a point where you’re curious about electric bikes, but which ones will be the best, for the type of journeys you make and what is the difference anyway. One of the main differences may be the motors and where they drive the bike from. The motor may also be the first thing to consider when choosing an e-bike. A Mid-drive motor sits in the bottom bracket area, right in between the pedal arms. This kick
Pool electric bike trial at CMFT Charity On Friday, 18th August 2017 i got up earlier than usual. Apart from my every morning routine i was getting ready to deliver an electric bike to Joel Oxberry, corporate fundraising manager at Central Manchester Foundation Trust Charity. We meet with Joel at the networking event in The Fuse, a multi purpose venue in Partington in March. After telling him that i cycled all the way from Moss Side on my pedelec ( another name for electric b