LONDON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
With the summer of sports about to begin Londoners have been warned to expect delays, work from home and think hard about their journeys. A network of road restrictions will criss-cross the capital before, during and after the games and millions of extra people will have to find space on already crowded trains and buses. It's a daunting prospect for anyone planning to travel this Summer, but a growing number of smart commuters are realising that there is a way around all of this.
Owner of 50cycles Scott Snaith says that Kalkhoff sales on 50cycles.com have doubled within the London area over the last month with many customers telling us they are buying a new bike prompted by the threat of congestion in the areas across the UK. Our customers are using this unique opportunity of the Games inspired by our summer of sport to get on their bike and make a difference to their lives and cycle to work avoiding all the congestion and stress from the daily commute.
Electric bikes will get you where you need to go with minimum of fuss and effort. It's not a new invention, though it has seen some revolutionary breakthroughs this year what with the new Impulse technology available providing a 60 mile range from a single charge using the mains costing approximately 10p per charge, a micro culture in the know now sees thousands of people across London ride electric bikes every day. It's something they love doing, recent surveys show that ebike owners use the bike twice as regularly as conventional cyclist and will commute 40% further.
Diane a Kalkhoff Agattu owner says "It is excellent. I have lost 35 pounds since buying it. I love it and I regularly cycle to work, a 25 mile round trip. I feel safe on it and know that it is sturdy. I'm out on it nearly every day and it saves me
lots of petrol - the best purchase I have made!"
Electric bikes open up the prospect of long distance, high speed cycling to
nearly everyone. You don't need to have calves of steel and peak fitness to cycle as fast or as far as a professional cyclist. A single charge could see you completing a whole week's worth of commuting and there's no hill in London that can get the better of a Kalkhoff electric bike.
Cycling in London can be daunting at first, but electric bikes have the power
to get you across junctions safely. The turn of speed means you won't have to take risks getting ahead of turning traffic at junctions - just let them go and take off in safety. Red light or zebra crossing? No problem, the motor takes the strain when stopping and starting. Pedelecs help make cycling make sense for everyone.
"I love it! I only ride to get from A to B, and when cycling isn't feasible I use public transport but now I can often use the bike instead of the bus - travelling by a pleasanter route, at a time of my own choosing.
And I love to imagine what on-lookers think of an ageing woman pedalling cheerfully up a steep hill!
I have already recommended it to several friends," Said Diane
The benefits of e-bikes are well known in Europe and urban China. London based company 50cycles has been importing Kalkhoff electric bicycles, Germany's leading brand, since 2007 ad was estblished in 2003. Today's bikes have two or three times the range, twice the power and are much lighter than the first generation. They're also an absolute joy to ride and described by all customers as the most comfortable bike they have ever ridden.
An electric bike will help you get around before, during and long after the 2012 Games has finished, so visit 50cycles.com and order yourself a bike before the event begins.
50cycles Electric Bicycles
63 High Street
For further information or to book a test ride please contact us via the website 50cycles.com