Raleigh Bike Cycle Ride – Sunday 17th June 2012

It’s not too late to join us for our Raleigh Big Cycle Ride event this Sunday 17th June 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. You’ll be able to try out any model in Raleigh’s eBike range from the Velo Cite to the Leeds Tour.

Times available: 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm. (Numbers are limited so please book to avoid dissapointment).

Call us on 01793 251200 or [email protected] to book, alternatively you can use the booking form on our homepage.

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.

Footbike Review

Footbike Review by E-Motion

This review was provide to us by our customer Ash L who borrowed our Footbike Track over a weekend.

Donning my running gear at 05:30 I had a peculiar smile on my face about going out at this time of the morning, not because I was getting excited about my normal daily runs of around 10 miles with my music blaring through my headphones for the duration but because I had the freedom and speed of the new Footbike I’d recently acquired from E-Motion.

Rolling out of the garage and onto the road, instantly I felt that this new exercise routine would bring a whole new meaning to keeping fit. I accelerated rather easily up to ten miles an hour gently tapping my foot along the road in a consistent rhythm, the Footbike handled just as I’d expected, with the skinnier road tyres and light aluminium frame of just over 6.5KG I already felt that the Footbike was making the most of my powerful strides through the solid construction and not absorbing my power instead. It’s definitely a bike that needs to be used on the road, purely for the fact that you can reach some great speeds and sustain them rather easily over a long distance.

My first ride, apart from the small 1.3mile push back from the shop was a 14 mile loop. I felt like I’d been using a Footbike for months after this ride out, I didn’t feel lethargic or out of breath like a normal cycle or run routine but quite the opposite and ready to go out again. The FootBike is certainly a great exercise alternative for someone who doesn’t want to use a gym or isn’t keen on running or cycling.

Footbikes also have the capacity to take a small amount of luggage on a specified rack on the front of the bike, handy for commuting I must say! Standard fitting as you’d see on a normal bicycle for your water bottle cage so you can adequately carry liquids for those all-important long Footbikes if you don’t have a Camelbak or similar backpack hydration system.

Overall a Footbike is perfect for short commutes, fun & action packed workouts and adequately small and light enough to take away on a nice long summer weekend to go exploring, although of course, you’d want the trail version with front suspension and wider tyres to give yourself more comfort and control.

Check out our entire range of Footbikes in the E-Motion Store.

January Sale – Up To 50% Off

Up To 50% Off

To kick off the new year we’re holding our biggest sale yet! We’re offering 10% off all electric bikes as well as 10% off all accessories so you can kit out your new bike. We also have a special in store deal of up to 50% off on selected lines of accessories including Raleigh helmets, Avenir gloves, Basil bags, Sigma computers and more! You can also get 30% off all clothing in store.

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!

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Believe it or not, Christmas is only four days away! As with all shops at this time of the year we have slightly amended our normal opening schedule. On the days the shop is open over the holiday season we’ll be open from 9am to 5pm just like normal and test rides etc are all still available.

December 2011
Saturday 24th December 2011 (Christmas Eve) – Open as normal.
Sunday 25th December 2011 (Christmas Day) – Closed.
Monday 26th December 2011 (Boxing Day) – Closed.
Tuesday 27th December 2011 (Bank Holiday) – Closed.
Wednesday 28th December 2011 – Closed.
Thursday 29th December 2011 – Open as normal.
Friday 30th December 2011 – Open as normal.
Saturday 31st December 2011 – Open as normal.

January 2011
Sunday 1st January 2012 – Closed.
Monday 2nd January 2012 (Bank Holiday) – Closed.
Tuesday 3rd January 2012 – Open as normal.

Pre-owned E-Max 110s Available

Pre-owned E-Max 110s Electric Scooter

We’ve taken delivery of a year old E-Max 110s electric scooter in black. Its got just 645 miles on the clock and is in pristine condition. We’re selling it on behalf of our customer who’s needs have simply changed and no longer has a use for this wonderful machine.

The E-Max 110s price is £2200 ono.

To find out more about this electric scooter head over to our online store, visit the eBay listing or pop in store to see us and take it for a test ride!

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is just around the corner with just over a week until the big day. Stuck for gifts or ideas for the cyclist in your life?

We’ve got a huge select of gift ideas from Altura Jackets to Muc Off cleaning products or even FirstBikes. Heres a small selection of our favourites!

Muc Off on the E-Motion Store
ABUS Raxtor Helmets on the E-Motion Store
FirstBike's on the E-Motion Store
Tumble & Fall Pro1200 on the E-Motion Store

We’ve got many more ideas in store and if you can’t decide what you want, we’ll help you pick out some gifts!

Tumble & Fall Pro900L – Customer Opinion

Our customer Andrew Clark was kind enough to post up his opinion of his recent purchase of the Tumble & Fall Pro900L front rechargeable light to our Facebook page.

I obtained my 900 lumen T&F front light from you. It has been the envy of all my friends. Incredible performance for the price and makes me feel very safe on unlit country roads. No more shocks when going too fast to see the potholes with the standard Wisper set up. Got sworn at by one car yesterday for not dipping! – Andrew Clark, Wiltshire.

We’re very pleased to hear our customers are enjoying the Tumble & Fall lights. They’re in stock and available now from just £129 in store and online.