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Our E-bikes & E-tandems

Power at the touch of a button

The humble bicycle has been around since at least 1817 but it was decades later, during the 1890s, when power was first added.  However, without links to gearing and power controls, the early e-bikes literally didn’t go far. It wasn’t until a century later, in 1993, that Yamaha built the first pedal assist system whereby the electric motor is regulated by your pedalling, giving speeds of up to 25km/hour (yes please!).  Our fleet performs on this basis so as soon as you start to turn the pedals, the motor works to augment your efforts on the flat or going uphill.

The ingenious combination of a small and efficient motor with easy controls and the well documented benefits of cycling means that today the popularity of e-bikes is just growing and growing. 

It's time to discover the joys for yourself…. so contact us for a simple e-bike rental, or a supported e-bike / e-tandem experience.

Our Fleet

Raleigh Hybrid E-Bike

Motus Grand Tour (RRP £2400)

Orbit E-tandem

Velocity Steps E8000 (RRP £5475)

Accessories

You are welcome to bring your own cycle helmet but we have some comfortable Raleigh helmets available to loan. We also provide a holder for your smart phone, where you can see it easily while you cycle, to follow your route.

And don't worry; you don't need to wear lycra! Just something comfortable, plus flat shoes. Our bikes have mud guards and chain guards to keep your clothes clean.

Support

For your confidence & support, we are on-call in the unlikely scenario of a mechanical issue during your ride.

We provide you with everything you need to solve minor problems (saddle shifting, chain slipping) and are happy to talk you through any tweaks you need to make. No technical knowledge is expected! Larger mechanical failings are unlikely however, if you are unlucky enough to experience a mechanical issue, road side assistance is included. We use puncture resistant tyres but should you have a puncture, we will come to you to fit a new inner tube.

Our e-bikes are fully functional without power, so can be ridden without using the motor (though they are heavier than a standard bike). The batteries provided will have enough charge to complete your custom route with use of the power settings in a measured way. For longer routes we can advise on battery limits and loan an additional one as required.

For a collection mid-route that is not related to a mechanical fault with the bike (eg you feel unwell), a call out fee is payable (please see our full T's & C's for details).

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