Friendly Day Out At Local Company

Last week we visited a large local company in Swindon with a selection of some splendid top end ebikes to tempt them. Coffee & biscuits were pretty good too!

Selection of e-motion's ebikes
KTM Macina Race
KTM Macina HS with SRAM Dual Drive
Storck Raddar Multitask

If you’d like us to demo our electric bikes for your company (no matter what size it is) then please get in touch!

Summer Evening Shopping with E-Motion

We’re pleased to announce that from today Wednesday 4th July 2012 we’ll be staying open late until 7.30pm. This will happen every Wednesday throughout July & August 2012.

We’re hoping this means you can make the most of these summer evenings (especially when the rain stops) & visit us to discover our fantastic range of electric bikes & of course to take some test rides.

Fancy £50 worth of free accessories with your ebike purchase? This summer we’re running an in-store promotion giving you £50 worth of accessories of your choice or simply put the £50 towards an incredible set of lights such as the Tumble & Fall Pro 1200L, that would make them only £100! This offer is only available in-store & is valid until 31st August 2012!

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend – Opening Times

Spring has finally begun and that means Easter Bank Holiday weekend is here! We’ll be slightly amending our opening hours over the weekend.

Friday 6th April – Open as normal (9am-5pm).
Saturday 7th April – Open as normal (9am-5pm).
Sunday 8th April – Closed.
Monday 9th April – Closed.
Tuesday 10 April – Open as normal & back to normal opening hours.

On Saturday 7th April 2012 we are hosting Raleigh’s Big Cycle Ride. There are still places left so its not too late to book yourself in and experience an ebike from Raleigh.

For more information the Raleigh Big Cycle Ride please check out our blog post or give us a call. Alternatively you can book your place now via the link on our home page.

Raleigh Big Cycle Ride

Do you fancy a new experience this spring? Why not join E-Motion & Raleigh for the BIG CYCLE RIDE on Saturday 7th April 2012. Discover 5 miles on Swindon’s Best Kept Secret; it’s extensive network of lovely cycle paths on a Raleigh ebike. Come and meet Lloyd, Raleigh’s ebike specialist whose bringing along the latest ebikes from Raleigh for you to try.

It’s a perfect opportunity to try out an electric bike and ask any questions you may have. We’ll be providing tea, coffee and snacks. There will be four rides running through out the day for up to 10 people so places are limited. We have a choice of times from 9, 11, 1 and 3, you can book over the phone or simply send us an email.

Our aim for the BIG CYCLE RIDE is to make the day informal & friendly ride with absolutely no pressure. It’s also a great chance to meet other cyclist and share you knowledge. If you’ve thought about an electric bike this is going to be the perfect place to find out more about them.

If you’ve already got a bike you enjoy, then a retro fit kit from Bionx could be exactly what your looking for. Bionx kits are fitted to your current bike or a bike of your choice and come in range of sizes from a 22V kit that provides over 20 miles of pedal assistance to a 48V kit that provide up to 60 miles of assistance. Bionx kits use regenerative pedal & brake assist to put power back into your battery. A Bionx bike will also be available to test ride on the BIG CYCLE RIDE.

Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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This year has been somewhat of a whirl wind ride for us at E-Motion with our transition from a showroom to retail shop on Cricklade road, the addition of our first employees and the expansion of our range.

We’re extremely pleased with everything we’ve archived and we’re looking forward to see what 2012 has in store (no pun intended) for us. We have a slew of plans for 2012 including some exciting events, demo days and special shopping events.

We’d like to say a big thank you to everybody who’s helped out and supported us this year, especially during our transition to the new shop. Thank you to our customers for your continued support and custom throughout the year.

We’d like to wish all of our customers & friends a very merry christmas and happy new year!

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Event - Shop Now

Black Friday is just around the corner and in preparation to kick off the holiday shopping season we’ve got one incredible deal for all our new and existing customers.

This Friday 25th November you can get 10% off absolutely everything* in store and online.

That means you could save £199 on a Raleigh Leeds Tour, £9.50 on a Knog Franks Dog Bag or save over £10 on Tumble & Fall’s Pro900L light.

All you need to do is use the code: BLACK11

* 10% Discount doesn’t apply to items already discounted.

Smart ebike

This post is part of our EuroBike series. We ventured across to EuroBike 2011 specifically to check out the latest and greatest offerings in the electric bike world.

On arriving at the Messe Friedrichshafen exhibition centre straight away we we’re presented with the Smart (Yes the car company!) ebike on the back of a Smart car none the less.

Smart ebike at EuroBike

The Smart ebike has been designed in partnership with electric bike specialist Grace and boasts a lightweight aluminium frame, 3 speed hub gear sytems and a 250W motor powered by a 400Wh lithium-ion battery.

Smart ebike close up at EuroBike

Regeneration is a key feature on the bike, allowing you to input power back into the battery just by riding and using brake energy from the Magura MT4 disc brakes. The Smart bike also features an integrated USB port allowing riders to charger their mobile phones. This is also paves the way for a possible mobile application that could act as a bike computer/control system for the bike.

Unfortunately (and much to my disappointment) we were unable to take the Smart ebike for a test ride at EuroBike but we can assure you it looked fantastic and seemed to have a great reception from everybody who laid eyes on it! Its certainly a very impressive and refreshing electric bike, in terms of both design and specification.

Smart ebike in EuroBikes exhibition hall

We understand that the Smart ebike is due to arrive in the UK in the first half of 2012 but we don’t yet have any information on pricing.

Swindon Bicycle Carnival

On Saturday 2nd July 2011, we attended Swindon’s Bicycle Carnival at Lydiard Park. The Bicycle Carnival is an event arranged by CTC and Swindon Borough Council aimed at getting people out on their bikes, dressing up and having fun! The Swindon Advertiser has labelled the event as ‘a huge success’!

Our selection of demo bikes on the day included the GoCycle, Wisper 905se Sport, Raleigh Leeds and more from iZip, Powabyke and Juicy Bikes. We got a great response from everyone on the day especially all our first time riders and one gentleman even said he found the ride ‘as addictive as alcohol’, we just hope he doesn’t mix the two! It was fantastic to see both younger and older people enjoying our electric bikes, especially when we had entire families taking the bikes for a spin!

Thanks to everyone that came out on Saturday (including those who helped out through out the day)!

Check out the entire days photos on our Facebook page!

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