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Why E-Bike? | The Electric Bike Shop

Why Choose An Electric Bike


An Electric Bike Can Offer So Much To So Many People

Commuting with ease – getting a helping hand on an existing commute, arriving more quickly, avoiding the need to change clothes when you arrive and not dreading the journey home (most likely uphill) after a long day at work.

Have you always been a keep cyclist but now finding it a little more effort or perhaps you want to easily keep up with family members or more experience riding companions?

Do you want to rely less on four wheels, compared to a car, moped or motorcycle, an electric bike provides a clean, green, no-petrol transportation alternative.

Enjoy riding with the whole family – we offer range of cargo bikes with options for when transporting between one to four children, two dogs and up to two kids or even a kitchen sink!

Full Suspension & Hard Tail Mountain E-Bikes

Hybrid, Commuter, Town & Trekking E-Bikes

Folding E-Bikes

Cargo E-Bikes

Haibike SDURO

To start your Electric Bike Experience please contact us HERE or by giving us a call in Bristol 0117 403 1103, Solihull 01564 779323, Sutton Coldfield 0121 355 6366 or Stroud 01453 299171.


What E-Bike Brands Do We Stock?

We stock electric bikes from Babboe, Cube, GoCycle, Haibike, Lapierre, Mondraker, Moustache, Raleigh, Scott & Tern.

We choose only to supply new electric bikes with the preminum Bosch and Yamaha motors and batteries. We also have a small selection of pre owned bikes offering great savings off new.

Prices for a brand new electric bike from The Electric Bike Shop start at £1275.

Ebike Brands From The Electric Bike Shop

To start your Electric Bike Experience please contact us HERE or by giving us a call in Bristol 0117 403 1103, Solihull 01564 779323, Sutton Coldfield 0121 355 6366 or Stroud 01453 299171.


What Is An Electric Bike?

So, what exactly is an electric bike? An electric bike, or E-Bike, is a bicycle with a battery-powered motor. When you pedal, the motor assists you, increasing your speed and reducing the strain.

In the UK (and Europe) an E-bike can have a maximum power of 250 watts, assisting the E-Bike to a maximum speed of 15.5mph or 25 km/h.

An E-Bike will have pedals that propel it; but the electric motor won’t assist you when you reach more than 15.5mph. In accordance to UK law, all electric bikes must use pedal power to work.

If an E-bike didn’t meet these regulations the it would be classed as a motor vehicle meaning the rider would need a licence, wear a helmet and must register, insure and tax the ‘vehicle’.

You need to be over 14 years old to ride an electric bike.

Cube Action & Reaction Hybrid

To start your Electric Bike Experience please contact us HERE or by giving us a call in Bristol 0117 403 1103, Solihull 01564 779323, Sutton Coldfield 0121 355 6366 or Stroud 01453 299171.


How Fast Can An Electric Bike Go?

One of the most frequently asked questions concerning E-bikes is about their speed.

The first thing to remember is that even though E-bikes have a motor, they are still bicycles and not scooters and they can’t have a throttle.

In real world terms, pedal assist bikes will only give you assistance when you pedal. If you are going up a hill, you gain a lot of help. If you are not pedalling at all, you receive none.

The electric motor therefore will not keep your bike moving for you, but the effort required to do so will be greatly reduced.

However bear in mind with a following wind, downhill and with you also pedalling there is no limit how fast you can go!!!!

Raleigh Motus Electric Bike

To start your Electric Bike Experience please contact us HERE or by giving us a call in Bristol 0117 403 1103, Solihull 01564 779323, Sutton Coldfield 0121 355 6366 or Stroud 01453 299171.


How Far Can I Go?

This depends on a few factors including the rider, the conditions, and the bike itself. For a good electric bike, you can often expect a range of around 50 to 80 miles before the battery needs recharging – more than enough for a morning commute!

Of course, this can be increased by turning down the level of assistance or by providing more of the power yourself.

With the latest displays you are kept informed of your remaining battery level - so it's virtually impossible to run out without warning.

Worst case scenario if the battery does run out, your electric bike will still function as a normal bike so you won’t ever be stranded but just will have to rely on your legs a little more.

Cube Access C63

To start your Electric Bike Experience please contact us HERE or by giving us a call in Bristol 0117 403 1103, Solihull 01564 779323, Sutton Coldfield 0121 355 6366 or Stroud 01453 299171.


The Benefits Of An Electric Bike

Conquer Hills

Living in a hilly location they can certainly offer lots of assistance, With the gravity-defying capabilities of an electric bike, hills will disappear beneath you. The power and can also make climbing mountain bike trails much more enjoyable!

Go Further

But even if your journey doesn’t involve any inclines imagine the freedom of being able to go so much further. Our electric bikes offer a range of between 50 and 80 miles on a single charge. Enjoy cycling more, exploring new destinations, travel far longer distances.

Save Time And Money

With the benefit of an electric bike you will also be able to choose two wheels over four, saving time searching for somewhere to park plus saving money. You can still take advantage of the multi-purpose cycle lane and paths that are traffic free. There is also no tax, MOT, or expensive petrol or diesel to pay for and you won’t be sitting in traffic or waiting for public transport.

A full charge on an average electric bike costs under 10p giving you the options to reduce your reliance on motorised transport.

Clean Green Energy

Do your bit to help the environment. Compared to a car, moped or motorcycle, an electric bike provides a clean, green, no-petrol transportation alternative plus they emit no noise pollution.

Electric bikes typically consume fuel at an average rate of 100 to 150 watts of electrical energy compared to 15,000 or so for a car.

Health Benefits

Riding an E-Bike is just as good as regular bikes at improving fitness. Although cycling with an E-Bike is pedal assisted, it's still an exercise after all and therefore good for your health, both mentally and physically.

If you’re recovering from an injury, an electric bike can be a great rehabilitation tool, reducing strain on muscles and joints.

No Red Tape

Unlike other forms of motorized transportation, electric bikes don't require registration, licence plates, or insurance. You don’t need to take a test and or have any previous experience. All you need to be is over 15 years old - there certainly isn’t a maximum age we’ve customers in their 80’s and 90’s.

Easy To Move

Although we can’t deny an E-Bike does weigh more than a traditional bicycle, but you will have no problem moving it when not in the saddle. Every model we stock has a Walk Assist mode to power you forward (up to 4 mph). The Walk Assist allows you to manoeuvre and store it with it ease for example from a bicycle rack to the road or even up the steps to your front door!

E- Bikes Aren’t As Heavy As You Think!

Although E-bikes carry a little extra weight because of the motor and battery, it’s barely noticeable. At The Electric Bike Shop, all our bikes use lithium ion batteries which are incredibly light and efficient. You’ll find most of our E-Bikes have a sleek design and the motors and batteries are super discreet

Fun Factor

An electric bike is guaranteed to put a smile on your face - every ride. Whilst some just like the fun factor. Electric bikes really do have a lot to offer:

Cube Kathmandu Hybrid

To start your Electric Bike Experience please contact us HERE or by giving us a call in Bristol 0117 403 1103, Solihull 01564 779323, Sutton Coldfield 0121 355 6366 or Stroud 01453 299171.


Types of Electric Bikes

Covering all uses we stock leisure and city bikes to off road and all-mountain bikes

Full Suspension Mountain E-Bikes

  • Cube
  • Haibike
  • Mondraker
  • Lapierre
  • Moustache
  • Scott

Hard Tail Mountain E-Bikes

  • Cube
  • Haibike
  • Mondraker
  • Lapierre
  • Moustache
  • Scott

Hybrid, Town & Trekking E-Bikes

  • Cube
  • Haibike
  • Lapierre
  • Moustache
  • Raleigh
  • Scott
  • Tern

Commuter E-Bikes

  • Cube
  • Haibike
  • Lapierre
  • Raleigh
  • Moustache
  • Scott
  • Tern

Folding E-Bikes

  • Gocycle
  • Raleigh
  • Tern

Cargo E-Bikes

  • Babboe
  • Tern

Electric Scooters

  • Reid

To start your Electric Bike Experience please contact us HERE or by giving us a call in Bristol 0117 403 1103, Solihull 01564 779323, Sutton Coldfield 0121 355 6366 or Stroud 01453 299171.