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14th January 2020

Cycle Routes in Aberdeen ideal for Electric Bikes

Scott from our Aberdeen store has a few cycle routes in Aberdeen and surrounding areas that he recommends for all cyclists, but especially for electric bikes. Deeside Way Distance: 10-11 miles Description: Starting from Duthie park in Aberdeen the Deeside way can be followed all the way out to Ballater, Largly offroad on the old railway line… Read more »

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10th January 2020

Cycle Routes around Edinburgh ideal for Electric Bikes

Euan from our Canonmills shop has come up with a few cycle routes in Edinburgh and surrounding areas for all cyclists, but especially good for electric bikes. Forth road bridge & North Queensferry Distance: 24 miles (2-3 hours) Description: The national cycle network route 1 (NCN1) can be picked up from just West of Haymarket Station, initially utilising… Read more »

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10th January 2020

Buying a Bike Through a Cycle to Work Scheme

Does your employer offer a Cycle to Work scheme to help you make valuable tax savings on the purchase of a bike and cycling equipment? If so, one of our customers, Omar, runs through the process of how easy it is to shop with us and still take advantage of a cycle to work scheme.… Read more »

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8th January 2020

Tern HSD

The HSD is the latest bike by Tern. What could be described as a younger sibling to the GSD, the HSD is slightly shorter, has a lower price but is still a practical and adaptable electric bike. To view the full range of accessories and load-bearing options available with the Tern HSD, pop into any… Read more »

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7th January 2020

Cycle Routes in Leeds ideal for Electric Bikes

Paul from our Leeds shop has come up with a few cycle routes in Leeds and surrounding areas for all cyclists, but especially good for electric bikes. Roundhay to Temple Newsam Distance: 10 miles Description: An easy ride of approx 10 miles. Quite flat and on quiet roads or cycle lanes for the vast majority of it.… Read more »

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6th January 2020

Extra £700,000 for Scottish Electric Bike loan funding scheme

If you are considering purchasing an electric bike there is additional funding available through the Energy Saving Trust. Additional funding of £700,000 is available as interest-free loans for people in Scotland looking to buy an electric bike. A total of £700,000 has been allocated by the Scottish Government from its low carbon vehicle loan budget… Read more »

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26th December 2019

Best Sale Road Bikes

Have a look at our best sale road bikes and treat yourself to a new bike! If you’re not sure what type of road bike you need, have a read of our Road Bike Guide and then find out what size you need with our Sizing Guide. Remember, we have at least 15% off 2020 bikes… Read more »

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6th December 2019

Five Reasons to Shop Local

While it’s easy to shop online with companies based around the world, or even head to a big out of town shopping centre, there are some real benefits to shopping local too.   Shop Local Reason One To expand on the graphic above, imagine a high street or local shopping area with only empty shops.… Read more »

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2nd December 2019

Christmas Orders

   Christmas Orders  For delivery by Christmas, please place your order by 6pm on Tuesday 17 December for bikes and 6pm on Thursday 19 December for accessories and clothing.  If you’re outside of the UK or ordering something that isn’t currently in stock, you should get your order in ASAP to give us the best chance of getting… Read more »

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18th November 2019

Electric Bike Review: Kalkhoff Image 5.S Belt

Eli who blogs over at Eliapplebydonald borrowed a Kalkhoff Image 5.S Belt electric bike for a couple of days. She’s a regular cyclist but had never tried an electric bike before. But first, let’s take a look at the bike she took for a demo: Kalkhoff Image 5.S Belt 2020 Electric Bike Reveiw This is a… Read more »

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15th November 2019

Bikepacking in Scotland

We were lucky enough to build two Riese & Muller electric bikes for Megan & Ike from San Diego Fly Rides to take bikepacking across Scotland. After picking up their bikes at our Bruntsfield shop, they took the train to start off in Oban. From there, they biked through the Highlands and finished on the… Read more »

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11th November 2019

Spotlight On: the Phantom Workshop

While we stock globally recognised brands, we also love to support local makers here at the coop. One of which is The Phantom Workshop. The Phantom Workshop is the brand created by Rachel Gretton, our very own co-op member. We tore her away from her desk in the online team to ask her a few questions:… Read more »

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7th November 2019

Best Remaining Sale Electric Bikes

Thinking of going electric? At these prices, you really don’t have an excuse to add some power to your pedal. Our sale might be over but we’ve some got some really good bargains that all come with free UK delivery too! These prices are for a limited time only and stocks are limited. Still not… Read more »

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6th November 2019
Step through e-bikes by kalkhoffStep through e-bikes by kalkhoff

Our Top Step Through E-bikes for 2020

What are Step Through Electric Bikes? Effortless cycling and German practicality on these Kalkhoff step through e-bikes Step through electric bikes are the pinnacle of practicality. Not only do you get to enjoy the effortless glee of using a pedal-assist motor, you can also step right onto both pedals without having to lift a leg… Read more »

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1st November 2019

Whyte Winchelsea with Fazua Motor

Co-op member Ross took the new Whyte Winchelsea – which has a Fazua motor – for a demo and talks through what his thoughts are: A little about the Whyte Winchelsea The Whyte Winchelsea is the new road plus E-bike with Fazua motor and battery that fit neatly into the down tube of the bike… Read more »

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