Located in the historic and idyllic town of Sherborne, Dorset, Riley’s Cycles is a traditional bike shop that always goes the extra mile! Although being a shop with traditional values they’re not afraid to embrace the new and when it comes to electric bikes the staff here fully on board with “e-Revolution” and on hand to answer any questions the public may have on electric bikes.
But before that, we thought we’d ask them a few questions of our own for our Dealer Spotlight feature…
Are you new to the world of electric bikes or a well-versed expert? Test your knowledge on our little quiz. Like anything that sees a spike in popularity, ebikes have been prone to an array of myths, misinformation and lack of clarity. Our web pixies have prepared a short, fun quiz to test how much you know and help clarify some common myths. Remember, it’s just for fun!
Not slowing down after breaking the Guinness World record for the furthest distance travelled on an electric bike in a 12-hour period, Chris Ramsey from Plug In Adventures just finished a new challenge. In an effort to raise funds to help the parents of 6 month old Alice stay with her while she’s treated for a heart condition in London, he jumped back on his trusty Volt Pulse to race a Renault Twizy electric car on a 532-mile race between Aberdeen and the FullyCharged Live show in Silverstone. Although it might seem unlikely for an ebike to beat an electric car on the open road, the Twizy’s top speed of 50 mph and a range of 45 miles helped level the field.
When it comes to cycling holidays, the UK’s up there with the best of them. We give you the low-down on where to put your electric bike through its paces this summer.
In the age of cheap air travel, it’s easy to forget that some of the most scenic and awe-inducing cycle routes are right here in the UK. But if you are thinking of swapping the airport check-in for a staycation this summer, turns out you’re not alone. The latest Visit Britain figures show that Brits took 120 million domestic holidays in 2017 (up 1% on the previous year)1. With summer around the corner, there’s never been a better time to get off the beaten track and see what the UK really has to offer.
Here at VOLT™, we’ve been fortunate to hear a number of stories of how our electric bikes have made a difference in the lives of our fellow cyclists. Amongst these accounts is that of Wesley, a professor who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2014. See how Wesley’s Pulse X has helped him reclaim his independence and adopt a new sense of freedom in getting around.Continue reading -> “A VOLT™ Customer Regains His Freedom”