The beginning of the month saw the return of the annual UK Cycle Show attended by tens of thousands, and where Spencer Ivy were celebrating our first anniversary. It was great to see so many traders and customers throughout the four days, some of whom we’ve met over the course of our hectic year. We’d like to thank you all for taking the time to stop by for a chat.
For those that didn’t manage to attend the show we have included a few of our highlights including entry details for the Brecon Beacons cycling holiday competition.
- “Stirling” product launch
At the show visitors had the opportunity to see our new product launch of “Stirling”, our sportier, speedier electric bike with 36V motor and Alfine 11 hub gears. Pictures and further details will be added to our online shop and electric bicycles page in the coming weeks. For pre-orders and test rides contact us here.
- New battery and bumper colour upgrade
If you were at the show, you’ll also have had the chance to see our exciting new battery and motor housing colour upgrade. A number of requests have come from customers over the last year to see if they can change the standard grey to black or any other colour, well here you have it. The parts undergo a specialist painting process and is finished with a layer of lacquer to protect it from bumps and scratches. For more information contact us at email@example.com. We will be posting close up pictures of this to the bikes and accessories online shop.
Dutch producers of beautifully designed and crafted bike baskets and panniers had a wonderful stand nearby, made possible with the assist of our step-through electric bike. All Basil items are available through our bike accessories online store or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bamboo Bikes
The show also saw the launch of a new breed of bicycles made from bamboo which have been developed by Oxford Brookes University and are now being commercially produced by Bamboo Bikes.
The word is the natural material has the strength of steel but the responsiveness of carbon fibre, making it ideal for the use on Mountain bikes. To put the frame through its paces, the designers rode two of the bamboo bikes in this summer’s eight-stage TransAlp race, covering 385 miles from Germany to Italy including 13 miles of climbs. Similar to our electric bikes, the bamboo bikes cost from £1,750.
- Stylish cyclist apparel
It was great meeting cycling clothing designers from Water Off a Duck’s Back (www.wateroffaducksback.co.uk) and Georgia in Dublin (www.georgiaindublin.com). Both have a beautiful selection of practical and elegant cycling apparel. Do have a look at their websites and prepare yourself for the British winter.
- Quest 88
We were also pleased to see the return of Quest 88, this time supporting the Cycle Show with their own Inclusive Cycling Hub test track. Quest 88 design and manufacture products to assist children and adults with standing & walking development, independent mobility, cycling & leisure, and gym based therapy. More information: www.quest88.com
- Brecon Beacons cycle holiday competition
Finally, the Brecon Beacons cycling holiday competition courtesy of our partner cycle holiday company Drover Holidays was attracting a lot of interest at the show. Luckily for you the competition will be running until the end of this month. Simply click here to enter: electric cycle holiday competition.