Cycling in the dark

The leaves are falling from the trees, the temperature is rapidly dropping and Christmas is just around the corner! Yes, it’s that time of year where you fire up the log burner, curl up in front of a boxset and wait for Winter to blow over. It doesn’t have to be like this though! Just because it’s got darker doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying being active.

Continue reading -> “8 Ways to keep yourself safe while riding in the dark.”
Volt logo in front of Autumn trees

As the British weather gets colder and more people are opting to stay indoors. Sometimes it is easy to forget that some of the most awe-inspiring cycling routes are right outside peoples doorstep. Before you lock the door and wait for Spring to come around, these routes will give you a thrill while also letting you appreciating the amazing Autumn colours.

Continue reading -> “8 Favourite Cycle Routes to Enjoy the British Autumn!”
Riley’s Cycles Shop

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…

Continue reading -> “Volt Dealer Spotlight: Riley’s Cycles”
Volt Customer Letter
Scanned copy of the card from Volt customer Howard Cheeseman (transcript below)

When is an e-bike not an e-bike? When it’s in Northern Ireland where they’re “officially” classed at an electric motorbike 😮

Over the Summer we received an informative and entertaining note from one of our customers who wanted to ride his Volt Burlington in Northern Ireland. 

Continue reading -> “When is an electric bike not an electric bike?”
Electric bikes quiz

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!

Continue reading -> “How Much Do You Know About E-bikes? Take the Challenge…”

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.

Continue reading -> “The Sustainable Race – Volt Pulse beats Renault electric car on 532-mile race”

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.

Continue reading -> “E-biking Britain: The UK’s best cycling holiday destinations”

 

BBC Radio Producer Claire White is lucky enough to live in Shetland, an area of Scotland known for its varied terrain and natural beauty. Perfect territory, then, for an electric bike! Continue reading -> “BBC Radio Producer Commutes on Her VOLT™ Kensington!”

Cyclist Wesley rides his Pulse X e-bike to help him stay mobileHere 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”