The Electric Bike Company recently met with the Sustrans Board Members to discuss all things cycling and to show them the benefits of e-biking. Paul Stanforth and Richard Fogg met with Sustrans on the 10th of October in London at their quarterly board and trustees meeting. As the UK’s leading experts in all things E-bike, EBC were invited to attend and bring along some E-bikes that the members could demo and evaluate, with many of them riding E-bikes for the 1st time. EBC supplied bikes from EBCO ,AVE and Bergamont with varying specifications and retail price points from £799 to £3,000, giving the attendees experience of bikes across the market…so what did they think? 20 senior members attended and went on a 4-5 hour cycle ride in the London Commuter Traffic. The reaction was 100% positive from all concerned, some of the comments are listed below and they believed that they will see more electric bikes using the National Cycle Network in the future. Comments included:-
German Dector- Vega ( Sustrans London Director)
Electric bikes give even the most experienced rider more confidence in traffic .
I believe that it is not so much a question of will e-bikes become more popular in the UK
It`s more a question of when.
Malcolm Shepheard (Chief Executive Sustrans)
Fantastic Bikes , great quality and easy to ride.
Ian White (Chair RPL board)
Chris Curling (Chair Sustrans board)
I will definitely be buying one of these at some point in my cycling life.
Nigel Gibbons (Director Sustrans Board)
I must have been riding bikes with the brakes on before today,
I have definitely seen the cycling future! Paul Stanforth from EBC added…”we were really keen to show the Sustrans senior team all the benefits of E-bikes and it’s great to have such a positive response. As a lifestyle and transport choice, E-bikes offer a great solution for many people and they are a great way of exploring The National Cycle Network both in and out of the City.” ”The Sustrans National Cycle Network has provided a way into cycling for many people, as do E-bikes and with the development of the E-bike both from a technology and ethos perspective we have seen more core enthusiasts using them”. ”With the cost of fuel continuing to rise and E-bikes becoming lighter, more practical, better performing, aesthetically more pleasing, less expensive…and not least of all, cooler; we see the E-bike as an answer to many health, transport and lifestyle questions. Have a go, there a great deal of fun”!