unlocked bike

I know bike security doesn’t sound like the most riveting article on the web.
We’re even going to mention words like “insurance” (* yawn! *) but I urge you to continue reading because one, having something you own stolen really does suck and two, we finish with a story of an electric bike owner who beat (not literally) a ‘wanna be’ e-bike thief!

Theft and thieves are an age-old problem. A problem that I imagine has been occurring since humans could walk! The longevity of this problem though doesn’t make it any less upsetting when something belonging to you is stolen.
The fear of theft is a daily reality wherever you live, from locking your front door to the password you protect your phones and computers with. Companies have made a tidy sum of the years from our fear of possessions being stolen. Security alarms, specialist locks and insurance policies that seem to cover anything and everything under the sun are all a result from fear of thieves.
The good news is that taking the right precautions can dramatically reduce the risk of theft. Not only this but it can also lead to significant reductions on the often rather pricey insurance policies.

Continue reading -> “Could an Electric Bike Deter Thieves?”

RMT strike

Another week in London and another big disruption for the city’s commuters. It seems there isn’t a week that goes by without some kind of delay on the London commuter networks. It appears public transport struggles when it’s too hot, too cold or too wet! And if the weather isn’t a problem something else is bound to be.
Continue reading -> “How to Avoid Commuter Misery”

VOLT™'s new profile on Pinterest

This week VOLT™ went live on Pinterest. We’re always getting compliments about our electric bikes, particularly the design and look of them. From the feedback we’re getting there’s clearly a lot of love out there for our ebikes and we want to share that love with the world, which includes folk on Pinterest!

As well as sharing the latest VOLT™ range, marketing and event photos we’ll be updating our Pinterest profile with pictures that we love, relating to things the staff here love, like technology, the environment and having fun!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a Pinterest account we’ll still be keeping you updated on our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ profiles too!

buy an electric bike poster

There are many general and personal reasons behind buying an electric bike. Whether it’s because you wish to explore new places in an easier way, you want to commute to work quicker or maybe you just really want to buy an electric bike because they are fun!

How can you benefit from buying an Electric Bike?

Ebikes are undeniably becoming increasingly popular worldwide, but particularly right here in the UK. As the British market begins to catch up with other European countries such as Germany and Holland, more and more people are beginning to see the real benefits of having an electric bike. Here are a few ways they can benefit you:

Continue reading -> “Top Reasons For Buying an Electric Bike”

Richard Peace: electric bike expert, riding the Volt Alpine off road
Richard Peace: electric bike expert, riding the VOLT™ Alpine off road

Let’s face it, we could all be a little healthier and exercise a little more than we actually do! In the UK we are now more aware than ever on the benefits of regular exercise. It can help keep the body strong, flexible and keep weight under control. It also releases endorphins, which is the body’s natural way of making us feel better. A little bit of exercise can go a long way, but it’s often that first step that’s hardest! That’s what makes electric bikes so revolutionary. Thousands of people who had previously struggled to exercise regularly, are finding their way to fitness and a healthier lifestyle on an ebike! Continue reading -> “Getting and Keeping Fit with a VOLT™ Electric Bike”

cycling in the rain

So should we be riding our electric bikes in the rain……..?

You would think using anything electric in the rain isn’t usually the best idea but actually you can pretty much ride electric bikes in the same conditions as conventional bikes. As long as you don’t cycle through things like deep puddles, streams or submerge the electric components of your bike, you will be fine. Obviously we’re not saying that every electric bike is suitable for cycling in wet conditions but all bikes produced by VOLT™ are designed for this purpose.
Continue reading -> “Cycling in the Rain… On Electric Bikes?”

London Tube Strikes commuters stuck at station

Tube strike chaos… but not for ebike cyclists.

Over the last 48 hours, London has been hit by rush-hour hell as Tube workers went on strike over proposed job cuts. The planned walkout by the RMT and TSSA unions has affected not only commuters, but has also caused an estimated £200 million losses in revenue for the UK economy. It’s estimated that about 1 million people commute into London each day, and although some lines were still running, this has without doubt caused London and the country a big headache!
Continue reading -> “Cyclists Win as London Comes to Stand Still”