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Electric Bikes Sussex just got faster…

Electric Bikes Sussex just got faster… 1

Electric Bikes just got Faster.......  Instead of the 25kph (15.6mph) maximum assistance of a standard Electric Bike, a Speed Pedelec can now offer assistance up to 45kph (28mph)!
PedalSure - Insurance for Cyclists!

PedalSure - Insurance for Cyclists! 0

We know how much our customers love and value their Electric Bikes! A question we are commonly asked by both customers and potential customers is security, and how to keep their prized possession safe. Strong locks, clever parking and keeping your bike close are some of our top tips.

We have been looking for Bike Insurance suppliers to offer our customers for some time now. Most bike insurance companies don’t offer the best of cover for such a high value product and would usually only insure the bike, not the rider.

PedalSure Offer a range of insurance policies for not only the bike, but the rider and any third parties involved. Covering theft, damage, personal losses and offering hire bikes if, in the worst case, you were left without your bike.

We have teamed up with PedalSure to offer our customers a super saving of 15% off your insurance policy! With many different covers to choose from and payments made on a monthly or yearly basis you’ll be sure to find a way to keep your mind at rest when riding/leaving your bike. 

Visit www.pedalsure.com/electricbikessussex for more information and to buy your cover online.



Hövding’s airbag for cyclists now available for the first time in Brighton!

Hövding’s airbag for cyclists now available for the first time in Brighton! 0

Hövding, the Swedish airbag for cyclists, is available to purchase in Brighton for the first time exclusively at Electric Bikes Sussex.

We will be holding a launch event with representatives from Hövding, at midday on April 10th.  This will include some live ‘activations’ of the Airbag so please do come down and join us. Cycling Safely is something close to all of our hearts - and heads!! Below is some information about the product.

Hövding, the Swedish company behind the revolutionary cycling airbag, has announced a partnership with Electric Bikes Sussex, the market leading electric bike store in Brighton.

Launched in 2012, Hövding is the world’s first airbag designed specifically for cycling. The Hövding is worn around the neck like a collar, and is capable of reading a cyclist’s movement 200 times per second. In an event of an accident, Hövding recognises the changes in body movement and fully activates in just 0.1 seconds.

In October 2016, Hövding was tested by the prestigious Stanford University. The detailed study looked at the effectiveness and the levels of protection of various cycling helmets. In the research, Hövding was compared directly to traditional foam helmets in a simulation of a single fall, the most common cycling accident. The research concluded that Hövding provided eight times better protection against a risk of concussion than a traditional helmet, and was ‘near perfect’ in terms of protecting both the head and neck in an event of accident.

Electric Bikes Sussex is a market leading Electric Bike store, based in Brighton. The shop offers a variety of quality electric bikes, bike parts and accessories. The store puts a strong emphasis on delivering the best quality cycling gear to its customers and focuses on delivering products to fit every customer’s individual needs. Electric Bikes Sussex is the only specialist Electric Bike store in Brighton and Hove, and offers an extensive workshop run by experienced and fully trained technicians.

Because of greater speeds cyclists can reach while riding Electric Bikes, Hövding makes the perfect companion for electric bike enthusiasts. In an accident that takes place at a speed of 16mph, the risk of a head injury is under 2% with a Hövding, in comparison to almost 90% with a conventional cycling helmet. Furthermore, a Hövding’s innovative design ensures that not only the cyclist’s head but also the neck is protected in an accident, by safely locking it in place.

Graham Rowe, MD of Electric Bikes Sussex commented: “As the leading specialist electric bike store in Brighton, Hove and the surrounding area, we put a strong focus on bringing the best and most innovative products directly to our customers. Hövding is a strong addition to our existing product portfolio and a really exciting product that will be of great interest to many across Sussex. Safety is of paramount importance for our customers and there’s nothing more important than protecting ones head!”

Fredrik Carling, CEO of Hövding commented: “Here at Hövding we are always looking for opportunities to partner up with other forward-thinking companies that are just as dedicated to promoting cycling and cycling safety as us. Electric Bikes Sussex is the perfect store to partner with as we launch in Brighton and we are looking forward to working with them going forward.”

The Hövding is now available from over 836 stores worldwide. To date, more than 50,000 Hövding units have been purchased by cyclists across the globe, and the company is aware of over 800 cases where the airbag has potentially saved a cyclist’s life in an accident.

The Relaunch of The Sussex Pedelec Club

The Relaunch of The Sussex Pedelec Club 0

The primary objective of the Sussex Pedelec Group is to help owners get more from their Electric Bike purchase.  Whether you need guidance; have technical questions; enjoy Social ride-outs; or wish to participate in other Events, all Electric Bike Owners should get something from being a member.

The Sussex Pedelec Club is open to all Owners of Electric Bikes, no matter the model or where it is was purchased.   
The Group is currently sponsored by Electric Bikes Sussex, who offer support and premises for events etc, however, as the Club progresses and membership grows, perhaps Members will have more involvement in running future events.
The Club was started in January 2015, however due to the demands of running a start-up business, Electric Bikes Sussex have found it challenging focusing on the Club aspects, so this year the Sussex Pedelec Club is effectively being re-launched. 
Feedback suggested that to build a community of Electric Bikers who can discuss, arrange and socialise openly, where we can keep you informed of ride outs and be able to take suggestions of times, dates and locations, that a Facebook Group would be the best medium.  

We have therefore started The Sussex Pedelec Facebook Group.  You can join by clicking here.

We’re delighted how many people have shown interest in the club and we would really like it to be a success and have you all out on your bikes enjoying yourselves! Whether you’re new to Electric Bikes; commute; tackle the downs for fun; are a serious downhill rider, we plan to organise events and ride outs that will be attractive to all levels.
We hope to have our first ride out on Easter Monday and are happy for ideas on routes, times and anything else you would like to achieve from your Electric Bike club! 
Don't forget to join the group to get your updates and news, just click here.
If you would rather receive email notifications than join the Facebook Group please let us know as we understand social media isn’t for everyone.

We hope to see you all in the near future!