Fight rising gas prices with 25% off a bicycle or e-bike as National Bike Week kicks off
National Bike Week begins tomorrow – with a record number of e-bikes taking part in a variety of events designed to showcase the many benefits of cycling.
Sharp price increases at the gas pump have led to a huge increase in the number of people leaving their cars at home and using bicycles.
The biggest increase in bicycle sales is for e-bikes, also known as e-bikes. This year, sales are expected to double to 300,000, bringing the total number of e-bikes on our roads to over one million.
Pedal Power: As part of National Bike Week, the government-backed Cyclescheme is being promoted
There are already 20 million traditional bicycles in the UK.
E-bike sales are said to be higher, but they are still expensive – usually costing from £1,000. However, as part of National Bike Week, the government-backed Cyclescheme is being promoted, allowing buyers of traditional and e-bikes to enjoy 25-40% discounts on a new two-wheeler, as well as accessories such as helmets and locks. .
The discount, offered to workers whose employers are affiliated to the scheme, results from the fact that the buy-back is made on the gross salary – and not net.
Over 2,000 bike shops across the UK are also signed up to the scheme, details of which can be found at cyclescheme.co.uk.
Electric bikes have a rechargeable battery-powered motor on the frame, which is especially useful when riders are tackling hills.
At speeds of up to 15.5 mph, riders no longer receive motor assistance.