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NEC Cycle Show 2017: Wisper e-MTBs, Swytch & other highlights

Show veteran, Wisper, used this year’s event to launch its new e-MTB models, the hardtail Wolf and full-suspension Wildcat come in alloy and lightweight T700 UD carbon models, both designed in-house at Wisper’s Kent HQ. The Shimano E8000 e-MTB drive unit, powered by a 500Wh battery, has been designed for powerful climbing and handling. Offering …

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Raleigh Chopper: nostalgia, electrified

For people who already own a beloved normal pedal cycle, but perhaps want to extend its use or need to travel longer distances, one option is to purchase a conversion kit which will turn an ordinary push bike into an electric one. Adding a motor, battery and controller to a bicycle can provide a new …

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My Haibike electric bike: making the impossible possible

Garry and Linda Ellwood share their story of new-found cycling adventures with Pedelecs. A full suspension Haibike electric bike may not be most people’s idea of a 65th birthday present to themselves, but I’d be the first to agree I’m not your average 65 year old. While that birthday will be upon me next month, …

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Bobby on the beat goes electric

The traditional ‘bobby on a bike’ image has been given a complete overhaul in Middlesbrough in recent months, where Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), Helen Barron, has been patrolling the streets of Nunthorpe in style, on an electric mountain bike. The Byocycle Boxer electric folding mountain bike, which was donated by E-Bikes Direct, was selected …

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How to get cycling again: one couple’s cautious route into e-bikes

It’s not easy buying an electric bike. What to buy? What’s the difference between a cheap Chinese machine and their more expensive European counterparts? Add to that a general lack of understanding of what’s legal, what’s not legal.. and what about licences, insurance, helmets? Battery types and myriads of other technical details make the decision-making …

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Giving something back

Pedelecs forum member, EddiePJ, tells a story of two tales in his own words. An exhilirating ride through the stunning mountain ranges of Switzerland sees Eddie making a poignant journey to honour his friend: “Several years ago I became forum friends with a cycle shop owner from Yorkshire, called Pete. Pete wasn’t afraid to speak …

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Impulse Evo and what’s new from Kalkhoff for 2016

UK distributor of Kalkhoff electric bikes, 50cycles, talk to Pedelecs about the launch of the Impulse Evo range and what’s new for 2016. Tim Snaith explains the background: “The 2016 season will mark our ninth year importing Kalkhoff electric bikes into the UK. From small beginnings with a single premises in the Midlands, we’ve expanded …

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Interview with Juicy Bike: the green philosophy

Husband and wife team Bob and Sarah Wales, are the friendly faces behind the Juicy Bike brand. The couple’s interest in sustainable living extends to their shop in Buxton, Eco Republic, which sells eco-friendly, fair trade and recycled products for the home. This business is run in conjunction with their electric bike workshop in New …

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Hills & keeping up with my son: buying my first e-bike

Heather Rawe, who lives in Newcastle, shares her story of how she narrowed down the wide choice of electric bikes on sale to purchase her first electric bike, a Smarta LX7 from the Electric Transport Shop. Local 1 in 4 hills and keeping up with her mountain-biking son helped shape the shopping list; here she …