“I’ve got asthma and a dodgy knee and was having to cut down the distances and severity of my rides. A friend then approached me and suggested I try a motorised bike, so I spoke to my local dealer and I got into it immediately. It completely reawakened my enthusiasm to get out and do it.” – Tom Morley
Last week the team locked up the Show Room early and headed across town to the trendy Aloft London Excel Hotel for the 2017 BikeBiz Awards. With three different nominations we were thrilled to be nominated alongside some real cycling giants and heavy weights in the industry.
The much-anticipated debut of the VOLT™ Axis has generated media attention throughout the cycling world. From Bike news leaders BIKEBIZ, Ebike Tips & Electric Bike Report to Bike Italia an Italian cycling news outlet.
Can you believe that 2017 marked two hundred years since the invention of the bicycle?! Invented in Germany in 1817 and called the “Dandy Horse” (also known as Draisienne or Laufmaschine), this two wheeled transportation device revolutionised how people got around in Europe. Two hundred years on, and it’s electric bicycles that are now revolutionising people’s journeys!
The AXIS, when it is released in summer 2017, will be the first of its kind. This folding e-bike sports a Shimano STEPS 250W motor and DI2 8-speed gear hub combined with a Gates CDX Carbon Belt Drive system. It will be the first to integrate all of these technologies into one foldable e-bike, placing it among the most advanced assisted commuter rides out there. The result is one of the smoothest e-bike rides on the market that can be easily stored out of the way or lifted into a bus, train or car with a weight of around 18kg.
In 10 years the number of Londoners cycling to work has doubled.
“Nationwide the number of commuters getting to work by bike has grown by nearly 100,000, increasing by 14 per cent to 741,000.” According to an article in The Evening Standard by Sebastian Mann’s London is ahead of the rest of the country because cycling in the capital is such a “no brainer”.
A reasonably keen cyclist in his own right, James is the Tech editor for Mighty Gadget. With the commute to his office being about 20 miles there and back, he is an ideal candidate for one of our electric bikes, could see some use in the idea of an e-bike.