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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.



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!
Koga Certified Dealer!

Koga Certified Dealer! 0

We are extremely excited to announce that we are now a specialist Koga Certified Dealer!

KOGA is a Dutch bicycle manufacturer of high repute based in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  KOGA has a team of experienced Product Designers who all share a single vision: developing top quality bikes which address all Customer expectations.  All Koga bikes follow the design philosophy of combining sporting character; comfort; exclusive design; with flawless craftsmanship, whilst conforming to the highest quality standards.  

Koga check all the bicycles built in Heerenveen and all of them are thoroughly tested one by one and put through a comprehensive inspection, so they can guarantee they meet the highest standards of quality. 

All Koga bikes are finished by hand and a single technician is responsible for the full assembly of each bike. The ‘Handbuilt by Koga’ logo on the frame results in perfection down to the finest detail.  This quality enables Koga to offer a lifetime frame warranty. 

Electric Bikes Sussex specialize in Koga Electric Bikes, that are based on the industry leading Bosch Motor technology, but can supply any Koga as you wish.   

We’re proud that Electric Bikes Sussex have also attained the “Bosch Expert” certification, of which there are only 10 Dealers Nationally (at the time of writing) and the only one in Brighton & Hove. 

To view the range of Bosch based KOGA bikes we offer, click here.

Pop-Up Shops

Pop-Up Shops 0

Most of you will be well aware of the Retail side of our Business however we we thought you might also be interested in some of the other activities we undertake. For example, in recent weeks we have been invited to run “Pop-Up Shops” in a number of the more enlightened Businesses locally. Including: EDF; Legal & General; The BSUH NHS Trust and the University of Brighton. 

These Organisations are recognising that Employee health, both physical and mental, is of ever increasing importance. Many of the companies also find their Employees have parking and general transportation issues. Productivity can also be a factor, where some Employees spend valuable time getting to work stuck in congestion; struggle to find parking and arrive at work in a less than optimal condition.

Research shows that the typical acceptable commute distance increases from 3-5 miles on a legacy bike, to 10 miles on an Electric Bike. The same research shows that Electric Bike users typically cycle more often and go further – giving more even health benefit(s) than the legacy bikes. 

The City of Brighton & Hove is thankfully one of the more advanced nationally from a Cycling perspective. We benefit from better infrastructure than many other authorities. (EG: Bike lanes; advance stop areas; Bikes go First traffic lights etc) and have higher rates of cyclists as well.  

As well as the work with the local Businesses, Brighton & Hove City Council undertakes a personal transport planning session each year. Typically, this involves knocking on 10-15,000 doors of Residents, within targeted areas, to assess their transport needs; inhibitors; alternatives etc. For 2015/16 all of the “Travel Consultants” had the opportunity to ride our Electric Bikes and assess the Benefits for themselves, so they could speak with knowledge to the Residents and offer our leaflets.

You may have read elsewhere of our love for the South Downs National Park and the amazing cycling opportunities it offers. Electric Bikes Sussex are delighted to have been invited to join the Steering Committee of a “Park Wide Bike Hire” project that is underway – more about this at a later date.

Our Local Authorities; Universities; the NHS Trusts and lots of local Companies are all aware of the extensive benefits Electric Bikes offer and we at Electric Bikes Sussex are very pleased and proud to be invited into so many Sustainable Transport initiatives. It’s just so rewarding to see the positive reactions when people try the Bikes for themselves. 

If you’d like to know more, or can help us spread the word further, please don’t hesitate to let us know – thank you.