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In the Peak District we know about hills and we care about the ride.
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View of the Peak District, UK, where Juicy Electric Bikes are tested.

RIDE THIS WAY

View of the Peak District, UK, where Juicy Electric Bikes are tested.

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View of the Peak District, UK, where Juicy Electric Bikes are tested.

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View of the Peak District, UK, where Juicy Electric Bikes are tested.

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Tailor it to you: modular design enables you to choose from five frame styles, five battery sizes, four wheels sizes, three brake options, two handlebar displays and five glorious colours.
So you're sure it's right for you. We'll build your perfect bike.

Here's our collection of articles, tips and guidance for those thinking of joining the electric bike world.  

We're really obsessed and passionate about our electric bikes and keen to share the joys of ownership as widely as we can.  If you're thinking of becoming an owner of an ebike we think some of the following articles may help give an insite into what you can expect.  We've picked the brains of friends and respected, knowledgeable colleagues from around the globe to share advice and stories from this fascinating and enjoyable, healthy pastime. 

Our selection of the Peak District's best bike rides with pub lunch pit stops

It’s April, and Winter, it seems, is beginning to recede. We’re seasoned enough to know that the cold weather probably won’t all be over and done with yet - we live in Derbyshire - but what’s certain is that the days are getting longer, with good light until 6 or 7 o’clock in the evening, and if you’re lucky, there’s a real chance of some warm Spring sunshine to enhance your mood and boost those vitamin D levels. With this in mind, we think it’s high time to don your helmet, promote your trusty eBike from Head Dustcatcher to Trailblazer-in-chief, and head out for a ride, safe in the knowledge that you can make a day of it.

To whet your appetite, so to speak, we’ve picked out some of our favourite gastropubs in the region, all within easy reach of the trails - because what is a day of cycling, if not an excuse to quickly replenish all those hard won calories you’ll be burning?

 

1. Royal Oak, Hurdlow (Tissington Trail)

Royal Oak Hurdlow Derbyshire

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Electric Bikes Demystified:

How to set about the difficult task of choosing the best bike for you

There’s no denying that an electric bike is an investment – in your health and wellbeing, and of your hard-earned cash too. Prices run from a few hundred up to several thousand pounds, and with more brands and models on the market now than ever before, deciding which one is right for you can seem a daunting, even insurmountable task. But while this is totally understandable, it needn’t be the case. In the following article, we take a look at popular models across a range of styles and price brackets, breaking them down to their elements and giving you the lowdown on the pros and cons of each one, so that by the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what you need, and what you need to spend to get it.

Ebikes Demystified

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5 Ways to Hint to a Loved One You’d Like an Electric Bike for Christmas


1. Harness the power of suggestion by subtly alluding to e-bikes in your everyday conversations as form of sustained but loving mind control.

Derren and Poco bike

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Which is better (behind the hype)? – Gtech vs Juicy

With an extensive advertising campaign spanning TV, print media and the web, and reviews in the Daily Mail and London Evening Standard, the chances that Gtech’s new eBike has come to your attention are higher than that of any other pedelec currently available in the UK. But is the exposure really justified? Does the Gtech deserve to be Britain’s most heard ­of electric bike, and how does it compare to the Peak District’s own brand, Juicy Bike?

We’re confident we know which one comes out as the overall winner. Naturally, we’re biased, but we also think the facts and stats speak for themselves. And so, we’ve stirred up a little contest...

Two electric bikes go head to head

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Our Design Sensitivities

At Juicy Bike, we’re sensitive, thoughtful types, prone to introspection and the odd existential crisis. The way we see it though, as long as we’re not in the middle of anything fiddly, involving heavy loads or jagged edges to injure ourselves with, then it probably doesn’t do us any harm. Retro/vintage “Dutch style” electric bikes are an essential part of our roster, and have been from the beginning. But, why? And what does that even mean? What are these terms, “retro” and “vintage” that we bandy about with such nonchalance, safe in the knowledge that this is Who We Are? Such is our latest neurosis.

Having done a little digging, it seems that “retro” and “vintage”, although often used interchangeably, are in fact two distinct concepts.

Simply put, for something to be vintage it needs to have been made during the time in question, whereas something is considered retro if it is based on designs from days gone by.

 

Vintage ebike scene showing UK telephone box in Derbyshire village near Chatsworth 

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At this time of year, between Christmas celebrations and New Year resolutions many of us are searching for the best solution to improved health and fitness.  As the last tasty morsels are finished off many of us are consumed by an overwhelming fear of how long the road can seem to recover our pre-festive bodies once more.  Here are five good reasons why electric bikes can help you back inside your favourite clothes

ways to health

 

What are the benefits of an electric bike over normal bikes?

1. You’ll Actually Use It

Buying things is easy – a gym membership, an exercise bike, a Shakeweight (a what?) – enjoy a free bit of dopamine for doing something noble, but with none of the attendant sweating. A great deal, right?

It’s using those things consistently to improve your health that’s the hard part, and bikes are no exception. According to the research, only 46% of conventional bikes are ridden even once or twice per week[1]. For many, the mental image of inching up a hill, lungs and legs on fire, buffeted by wind, sleet, short of breath and short of time, is enough to nip the idea of cycling in the bud. But think again... 

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Leigh from Juicy Bike with his dogPictured: Leigh. Not bad at fixing bikes (with Wilma who is)

We had a chat with Leigh Smith (Eco Republic New Mills chief denizen) to get the skilled mechanic’s perspective on electric cycling. Unmissable tips and shocking anecdotes ensue:

Juicy: Hi Leigh. How’re you?

Leigh: I’m fine, thanks.

Good! What exactly do you do around here? What’s your title?
Well, my official title at one point was Senior Sales Associate, but at some point the company director waved a Workshop Manager’s contract in my face. So I suppose I’m one of those.  Right now I'm working towards becoming the Store Manager for what is the Juicy Bike Trade Showroom - quite a job balancing providing a good retail experience, imeadiate and remote support, managing work through the workshop and feeding into the design and manufacturing process.  I'm not sure there's a job description that could cope - either for me or for anyone working here - we all do so many things!

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Atmosphere Electric Bike Centre Bristol

Electric Bikes are a young industry, so truly experienced figures are few and far-between. Luckily, Bristolians have Alistair of Atmosphere Electric Bikes – one of the very first dedicated e-bike shops in the UK. We dropped in to see what’s happening with our friends in Brizzle...

Juicy: Morning Alistair! What do you do at Atmosphere?

Alistair: I’m the owner!

[Following the akward silence we adopt a more deferential tone and the interview picks up again...]

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Sunny trail with cyclists

 

Riding a bike used to mean knowing the lay of the land. The cyclist of yore would rely on an innate sense of direction and keen memory, striking out onto the open road without so much as a glance at an Ordnance Survey ...Possibly.

Come to think of it, there is the danger of just hanging-out on the same old routes because the real gems are not so easy to find (in between sessions of getting lost).

If your navigation skills have atrophied with the rise of GPS then chances are you need Google Maps to find your own kitchen. And you probably want other people to do all the mental heavy lifting, finding the quickest, quietest and/or most scenic cycle routes for you to enjoy.

Once again, technology comes to our rescue. There are heaps of route planners competing for your attention, and almost all in both web and mobile app form. Many of them are useful, but we know your time is precious, so we tried ‘em, ranked ‘em, and we’re going to give it to you straight: the four very best route planners available to the modern cyclist.  EDIT: December 2016 - Make that FIVE - we think we've found the best (and it's free too)

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Child at a computer

 

Deciding how best to invest a pension pot cache is anything but childs play, whatever Gideon (Chancellor G Osborne) says. If you’re thinking: an extravagant party, a gold-plated smartphone, an endangered animal as a housepet, then just hold on a moment.  Science has confirmed what we all knew deep down anyway -- that the key to happiness is to spend money not on possessions, but on experiences. So we thought we’d take a look at the most common windfall-spends to see which will provide the most (and best) experiences:

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Electric Bike Mythbusters, commuting by bike

 

Is an electric bike a sensible, green investment?

Like any revolutionary, zeitgeist changing mode of wonder-transport, the Electric Bike is subject to its fair share of stigma.

Electric bike riders have to contend with the accusation that their preferred mode of transport is cheating, their electric powered bicycle isn't really saving energy and the implication can be that the ebike rider is self-righteous for even bothering. But how do these myths hold up under scrutiny?  Is it wise to invest? Read on:

 

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Young woman with her bike outside Lowry

 

We're bashing more myths!

Last time on Electric Bike Mythbusters, we tackled head-on a few of the unfortunate myths that make the lives of e-bike riders slightly more awkward every day. "Isn't that cheating?" bystanders ask; "Aren't you just shifting all of your emissions over to the power stations?"; "Did we really fight two world wars so you could ride around on a scooter while pretending to be a cyclist?"

We like to think that the above myths were well and truly obliterated by the previous article (and we're right), but alas, others remain. Here they are:

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Changes to UK electric bike regulations come into effect during April 2015 and again in January 2016.  Here's our summary of what you need to know.

Two British Policemen with Electric Bikes

 

Brief history of UK ebike law - Updated 28-01-2016

Red tape has been blessedly absent from electric bike ownership. Unlike most other forms of motorised transport, e-bikes don’t require registration, license plates or insurance, and anyone over the age of 14 can ride them legally in the UK.

Unfortunately, disparities between EU and UK legislation have long allowed for a ‘grey area’ when it comes to the specifics. Now (at long last) the Department for Transport has moved to harmonise Britain’s own electric bike laws with the rest of Europe. But what does that mean for me and you?

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Couple on two electric folding bikes in Buxton, Derbyshire.

 

A foolproof guide to finding your next electric bike, that's a perfect match for what you need and one that will love you back.  After all, finding an electric bike for the long haul is about so much more than choosing the prettiest model and clicking ‘Add to Basket’.

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Stockists

  • Juicy Bike Trade Centre +

    Visit our electric bike Trade Centre in the Peak District.   Our Trade Centre is open to the public from Read More
  • Eco Republic in Buxton, Derbyshire +

    Eco Republic …in Buxton, is our main stockist, and always has our full range of ebikes – and it's open 7 Read More
  • Electric bikes in Ashbourne, Derbyshire +

    Visit our new Trade Centre in Ashbourne, Derbyshire Henmore Trading Estate, off Mayfield Road, Ashbourne DE6 1AS  Tel 01335 388 Read More
  • Near Buxton +

    Parsley Hay Cycle Hire You can now try a Juicy Bike on both the High Peak and Tissington Trails – easily Read More
  • Ashbourne Bike Hire, Derbyshire UK +

    Ashbourne Bike Hire in the Peak Park, now have Juicy electric bikes. Mappleton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AA   01335 Read More
  • Barnetby, west Grimsby +

    Elecgo Electric Bikes …is an electric bike retailer based in North Lincolnshire, committed to supplying high quality electric bicycles with the best specification at competitive Read More
  • Blackpool +

    Blackpool Electric Bikes  …is our dealer servicing all areas of the Fylde Coast, including Lytham, Kirkham, St Annes, Blackpool, Cleveleys and Read More
  • Electric bikes in Bournemouth, Dorset +

    Motabitz in Bournemouth, Dorset, now stock Juicy electric bikes. 467-471 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2AN 01202 533578   Motabitz has Read More
  • Bristol - BS1 +

    Atmosphere Bikes …was one of the early specialist electric bike shops to be established in the UK. We have years Read More
  • Burton-on-Trent +

    CYCLING 2000  …has built up its business since 2005 and has a super reputation for services & repair. It also has a great Read More
  • Electric bikes in Cambridge +

    Wilco, Cambridge, Milton Road, now stock Juicy electric bikes. 119 Milton Rd, Cambridge CB4 1XE Tel 01223 355113   With Read More
  • Chorlton, Manchester +

    Ken Foster's Cycle Logic A brilliant bike shop in South Manchester, in the heart of sustainable Chorlton. Ken Foster's operate Read More
  • Coatbridge, Nr Glasgow, Scotland +

    M8 Cycles in Coatbridge, now stock Juicy electric bikes. 5 Palacecraig Street, CoatbridgeNorth Lanarkshire ML5 4RY Tel 01236 440919   We're Read More
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