Throttles – 2015 models still available!

Diamond ProThrottle law in the UK changed on January the first 2016. New electric bikes arriving into the country after that date must comply with the new regs. The new regulations require that over 4mph you must be pedalling for the electric assistance to work.

However, ebikes already in stock before that date can still be sold with the throttle. If you are looking for an electric bike with the throttle function do ask your local stockist for a 2015 production model.


Stockist Review – tim’s cycle shop

I have just bought a Batribike Diamond Pro from tim’s cycle shop in Weymouth, and I wish to record my appreciation of his support and service.

He went out of his way to get me a bike quickly. He then set it up, and spent time with me making sure that I understood what I was buying.

He is knowledgeable, approachable and hard-working. Well done Batribike for selecting Tim ask one of your local dealers.

New! V’Lec Lightweight Electric Bike

The team at Batribike is delighted to announce that we have been appointed as the official UK distributor for the innovative V’Lec lightweight electric bike.

V'Lec lightweight electric bikesWith the tagline ‘le velo electrique’ the V’Lec brand was founded in the Jura mountains in eastern France. The founder, Augustin Charlot, was determined to produce the lightest foldable e-bike on the market.

 Lightweight Electric Bike

The V’Lec Pocket+ was first seen at the Cycle Show in September. The design caught the eye of the Batribike team as it has similarities to the Micro Bike that was part of the Batribike range around 2010. The technology has been refined and improved to create a very useable lightweight electric bike that is extremely compact.

Batribike showed the V’Lec Pocket+ at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC in October where consumers showed great interest, not only for the Motorhome and leisure market but also for commuting.

Test ride

The V’Lec Pocket+ is now available to test ride at dealerships around the UK. More locations coming soon.

Aldworth near Reading, Berkshire – Velospeed

Chelmsford, Essex – The Cycle Company

Dartford, Kent – E C Bate

Deeside, Flintshire – Chester E-Roads

East Barnet, Hertfordshire – Electric Bikes 4 U

Goldthorpe, near Rotherham – South Yorkshire Electric Bikes

Monmouth, Wales – Car Care

Penryn near Falmouth, Cornwall – Top Gear

Shrewsbury, Shropshire – Silver E Riders

V'Lec lifestyle

Francis-Barnett now in Hereford

Batribike is delighted to announce that specialist Hereford Electric Bikes is now offering the Francis-Barnett classic electric bikes as part of their range. The family run business is also a Cykell bike carrier demo centre.

Hereford Electric Bikes

Contact Hereford Electric Bikes to arrange a demo test ride on a Francis-Barnett or to see the fantastic ‘just click’ system of the Cykell towball mounted bike rack in action.

FB classic electric bike

Batribike on tour!

Out and about in the West Country, Taunton and Norfolk.

We have had a busy few days. Last week there was a visit to the folder bag manufacturers down in the West Country. There are pictures and words about this on the Batribike Blog.

On Friday Sue and Ralph visited the staff training day at Nationwide e-Bikes in Taunton. It was a great chance to talk about the new regulations and to show of some of the new bikes we have. The newly launched Francis-Barnett’s are pictured in front of the store. Also it was super to demo a new lightweight electric bicycle for 2016 – watch the website for news about this very soon.

Nationwide e-Bikes staff

Sunday was a special demo day for new Batribike stockist Stratton Cycle Shed. Despite the fact that it was a really windy day lots of people came along to test ride the bikes. Free coffee and cake was offered in the adjoining Tudor Bakehouse which meant we were kept busy all day.

Stratton Cycle Shed demo day

Pocket Plus

Lightweight Electric Bicycle – Pocket+ compact folder

The cleverly designed V’Lec lightweight electric bicycle is perfect for commuting or for when storage space is limited. The folding electric bike is extremely compact and easy to fold.

The bikes have a discrete yet powerful Panasonic 24v 8Ah battery that is concealed within the frame. The charging socket is located near the integrated front light. The clever design ensures that weight saving components are multi functional. For example, the suspension bush that ensures a comfortable ride is also the clip that holds the back wheel in place when unfolded.

These e-bikes are extremely easy to ride, switch on at the handle bars and away you go! The bike senses the rider and applies the power as you pedal. Stop pedalling or apply the brakes, and the assistance stops.

V'Lec Lightweight Electric Bicycles logoExclusively distributed in the UK by Batribike, the V’Lec lightweight electric bicycles are finished in a choice of either black or white frame, giving a trendy, chic look. They make the perfect update from the Batribike Lite and Micro Electric Bikes which were discontinued a couple of years ago.

New Batribike outlet in Scotland

G & L Marshall logoBatribike is delighted to welcome G & L Marshall as our Northern-most electric bike outlet in Scotland. The well established family run business has joined the Batribike network and has a range of Batribike models on display and for demo test rides.

G & L Marshall are conveniently situated next to the train station in Huntly between Aberdeen and Inverness. There is ample car parking and space for test riding.

Storm voucher offer extended!

The special offer Storm voucher has been so popular that it has been extended until the end of the year (while stocks last).

This is a great opportunity to get the popular throttle equipped MTB style electric bike at a superb price before the changes in throttle regulations come into force in January.

The regulations are not retrospective which means that electric bikes with throttles, purchased before 1st January 2016, will still be legal in the UK.

Follow the link to download your £300 voucher here!

Batribike Storm

Electric Bike Demo Day, Norfolk

Electric Bikes in Long Stratton

Stratton Cycle ShedBatribike is delighted to announce and to welcome a new electric bike outlet in Long Stratton, Norfolk.

Stratton Cycle Shed now has a range of Batribike electric bikes and an electric trike on display and for demo rides. The specialist shop owned and run by cycling enthusiast Neil Roberts has added battery powered bikes to the choices available from the store.

To mark the arrival of the Batribike range there will be an open day on Sunday 15th November from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. The Tudor Bakehouse cafe will be open specially for the event and will offer free coffee and cake for those taking a test ride.

Batribike will also be in attendance with extra demo models to try including the Storm MTB style ebike and the recently launched Francis-Barnett classic electric bikes.

Francis-Barnett classic electric bikes