(Full suspension bike hires are by arrangement. Please contact us before booking.)
Why Use Electric Bike Hire?
Electric bike hire is easy with our fleet of e bikes from quality manufacturers, Scott, Bergamont, HaiBike and Raleigh. These bikes feature state of the art technology and are a great choice for bicycle travellers who need to go further.
All the benefits of the e bike transfer perfectly to touring, but there is one in particular that stands proud: if you drive less you’ll see more. Narrow country lanes, scenic cycle routes and more oomph than legs alone give most of us, literally means a breath of fresh air in the way we take in the UK’s landscape all around us. Many cycle routes have pubs and cafes dotted along scenic routes to keep you going, usually with recharging points should your battery need it.
Are you afraid of that steep hill? You think the mileage is too much for you? Although you still have to pedal the e bike drive provides a nice boost for your efforts. They go up to 15mph and are a solid help on the climbs to increase your average speed. Pedal assist bikes give you a constant nudge on your ride and conform to your pedal cadence and torque. When your pedal pressure increases to get up a hill so does the amount of power the motor outputs. Less effort on your part translates to less power assist.
These bikes come with gears that operate in the same way as a regular hybrid bike. They feature an 11-speed drivetrain with gear ratios that are very similar to what you’d find on a mountain bike, which means you have a great range for climbing.
Operating range depends on many factors such as the assistance level, gear changing behaviour, route profile, headwind and temperature, but in general, the average range of our battery packs is up to around 60 miles.
If you don’t already own an e bike, touring may also serve as an ideal introduction to the world of the electric bike. What better way to try out an electric bike than to enjoy some of UK’s best scenery at the same time? Whether you want to be able to visit areas that a car can’t reach, travel further to see more, or just experience the exhilaration a hill-top view offers but without needing to sit down first, then an e-bike hire offers a completely different experience to the car.
Riding an electric bike is easy and we will offer you instruction when you arrive.