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28 March 2018

Will TfL’s electric bike initiative work?

Breaking out from the perceived market for e-bikes should be a key aim Transport for London has just launched a new site – ebikes.london – to create awareness around electric bikes and to get more people riding them. They cite research saying that “more than a fifth of people who don’t cycle are put off…

13 February 2018

London wakes up to electric bikes

Transport for London gets serious in promoting e-bikes across the city   TfL has long known that e-bikes make a lot of sense in trying to get more people out of their cars but seems to have had trouble figuring out how it can get involved. Back in 2015 it looked at trialing an electric…

Electric bike battery

29 September 2017

Batteries, motors and range

How far can you ride an electric bike before recharging? This is one of the most frequently asked questions about e-bikes and there’s no single answer. The battery stores energy which can do a certain amount of work, and how quickly the energy gets used up depends on how hard the motor is working. The…

19 September 2017

Demo Day, Muswell Hill (Saturday 23 September)

Come and ride an electric bike The only way to really understand what e-bikes are all about is to try riding them, so we’re setting up for the day outside Planet Organic with a selection of bikes for anyone to have a go on. We’ll have different motor types so you can feel what the…

23 June 2017

QWIC electric bikes – awards and reviews

There are a lot of great reviews of QWIC e-bikes but they are unlikely to show up in your searches as they are in Dutch and German – QWIC is most successful in the big continental European cycling countries, picking up awards there as well. Here are some excerpts from reviews. There are links to the…