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FreeGo Electric Bikes Ltd cease trading

FreeGo Electric Bikes Ltd ceased trading earlier this week and will be going into liquidation shortly, according to the appointed administrators, RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP. Incorporated in 2010, FreeGo Electric Bikes became a familiar brand name and offered reasonably-priced models such as the Wren, through a broad network of UK stockists. A thread on the …

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Momentum Electric relaunch VIT-S Kickstarter campaign

Momentum Electric have just relaunched their VIT-S Kickstarter campaign. Ying-Tsao Tan, a product designer with an engineering background, founded Momentum Electric in 2012, bringing the Upstart and Model T to market soon after. Tan set out to develop the latest model in the range, the VIT-S, with the ambitious target of making it “the most …

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STEM challenge tasks Year 9s to build an e-bike

Year 9 secondary school students in Sussex have been tasked with converting an ordinary cycle into an electric one as part of a STEM Challenge. The students, from Warden Park Secondary Academy, Othall Community College and St Paul’s Catholic College will be provided with an ordinary bicycle, a conversion kit and a brief to build …

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Official launch of the Swytch conversion kit

Following the preview of the new Swytch kit at the NEC’s Cycle Show, the team behind the technology are today officially launching the product, having reached their crowdfunding target on Indiegogo. The kit from Swytch Technologies comprises a power pack, containing the battery, control electronics, user display and front bike light, plus USB output for …

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Yamaha to launch e-bike range in US

Last week Yamaha unveiled 4 pedelec prototype models at Interbike – the largest bicycle trade event in North America – with availability to US dealers scheduled for early next year. Yamaha’s models, capable of assistance up to 20mph for the American market, are the drop-bar Urban Rush road bike, hardtail YDX-TORC, alongside the Cross Core …

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Hovis boy finally conquers Gold Hill with an e-bike

Evans Cycles have revisited Sir Ridley Scott’s iconic 1973 TV ad to demonstrate the hill-climbing power of the electric bike to today’s audience. Carl Barlow, now a retired firefighter, starred as the young baker’s boy struggling to push his bread-laden bike up the famous cobbled street to ‘the top of the world’ 44 years ago. …

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MS sufferer e-bikes from Cumbria to Gothenburg

Duncan Booth was a keen mountaineer before being diagnosed with MS 7 years ago at the age of 39. Duncan was the inspiration behind his wife’s 10 in 10 mountain challenge, which his wife Yvonne created to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, to help find a cure for the condition. The couple’s determination …