New Batribike Dealer in Monmouth

Batribike is delighted to announce that family business, Car Care is now the electric bike stockist for Monmouth. The specialist team is delighted to be adding electric bikes to the store and will be happy to discuss the best style of electric bike to suit your requirements.

Electric bikes Monmouth

Kirkby Stephen Beer ‘n’ Bangers Festival

New Batribike Dealer in Bude

Batribike is delighted to announce that Bude Bikes is now a Batribike stockist. The store is an established bike hire centre with excellent service facilities.

There is a local cycle path behind the centre giving an ideal location for test rides.

Batribike at Bude Bikes

Neill Darling of Bude Bikes with Sue Coulson of Batribike with some of the Batribike range.

Mayor of Bournemouth opens e-Cycles Centre

Colm Boyle owner of the e-Cycles Centre welcomed the Mayor of Bournemouth Cllr John Adams to the Grand Opening on Saturday. The e-Cycles Centre is a Batribike stockist with a variety of demo models including the Trike 20.

The Mayor is a keen e-cyclist who believes in promoting Bournemouth as a healthy, low carbon, energy efficient town with an international reputation as a centre of excellence.

Mayor opens E-Cycles Centre, Bournemouth

Sue Coulson of Batribike, Owner Colm Boyle and his daughter Claire, The Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth

Cllr John Adams was accompanied by his Mayoress Suzi who were both interested to learn about the bikes on display. The Mayor was particularly interested in the Trike 20 and after having a ride on the Trike he commented that he could see how many businesses would find it to be an ideal and green transport solution.

The Mayor of Bournemouth on the Batribike Trike 20

Happy Storm Customer – via eMail

Hi folks!

Bike is excellent. My dad tried it and I couldn’t get him off it.

Very impressed. Looks lovely too.

I can see why people like them so much!

Electric Bike Throttle – Buy Now!

If an electric bike throttle is important to you then the best advice is Buy Now!

There has been a lot about this in the press and at Batribike we thought it was important to keep everyone up to date on the situation as we see it.

Up to date information on regulation changes

Breeze electric bikeWe have known for some time that aligning with the EU Law would mean that electric bike throttle regs would change. However, all the information that we had from the relevant agencies was that there would be a way of Type Approving an electric bike that had a throttle but otherwise complied with EN15194. This Type Approval would then allow it still to be classified as a bicycle within the UK.

It appears now that this will not be the case. There is currently no way to type approve and still retain bicycle classification. Bicycles type approved using L1e-B Mopeds, will be classed as a Moped and riders will have to adhere to those regulations – helmet, licence, registration etc. they will also not be allowed on cycle paths.

This currently means that on bikes sold after 1st January 2016 assistance over 4mph / 6kph must cut out when you stop pedalling. The walk assist or easy start function that can take the bike up to 4 mph is part of the EN15194 regs. and will still be allowable. Above 4 mph the pedals must be turning for the power to work.

Regulations not retrospective

These regulations are NOT retrospective and what is known as “Grandfather rights” apply, so that if you already have an electric bike throttle, and the bike otherwise meets EN15194, such as the Batribike range, there will be no issue.

There is still some “woolliness” in the wording of official sources, a reference to existing models may mean that for electric bikes currently being produced, the throttle could be sold up until 1st January 2017, but at the time of writing we do not have a definitive answer to this. What we do know is that after 1st January 2016 our manufacturing must comply with the new regs.

Batribike electric bikes conform to latest regs.

It is important to us that our electric bikes and electric trikes conform to the current regulations and therefore any new Batribike models launched after 1st January 2016 will not have the twist and go throttle.

We would therefore advise that if you require an electric bike or electric trike with a throttle it would be best to purchase sooner rather than later.

Batribike Trike 20

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‘Grand Opening’ – Bournemouth

Electric Bike Day at Topsham

Batribike stockist opens in Bournemouth

We are delighted to announce the opening of the e-Cycles Centre in Wimborne Road, Bournemouth. The e-bike specialist has an extensive range of Batribike models on show for customers to test ride including the popular Trike and smaller framed Diamond 24.

The e-Cycles Centre opened its doors for the first time today. The extensive refurbishment of the centrally located store gives customers the space and comfort to browse the electric bikes and accessories on show.

e-Cycles Centre, inside

Owner Colm Boyle said “I am looking forward to showing the bikes off, I believe that electric bikes are the future for transport in our towns and cities.”

The store plans an “official opening” in July (watch the website for details) but they are now very much open for test rides and sales.

Opening hours are 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday.

e-Cycles Centre, outside