25 January 2017

Propeller Bikes retail opens

New website, new venture.

It could be risky starting a new blog with a prediction, though 2017 does look like it could be the year when electric bikes really take off in the UK – the tea leaves are aligning. So to build on our track record in the commercial sector and better show Londoners how great it is traveling around town by e-bike, we’re getting into the retail market by opening a London electric bike shop. And doing it in a way that reflects the way everyone shops now.

Our hybrid store combines online browsing with the personal service of a local London electric bike shop… but one where the shop comes to you. This is how it works:

> You decide which bikes you like the look of online and then book a test ride.

> We’ll go through the options with you and then bring over a bike (or bikes) for you to try out, with no obligation.

As you’ll see from the map we operate primarily in north and west London, but if you’re not too far from our Chalk Farm base, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

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