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Electric Bikes

Electric Bikes

Discover the UK’s leading collection of electric bikes at Pedal & Chain.

All our bikes are assembled and come with free delivery. Simply choose your perfect ride and have it delivered straight to your door.

Why go electric?

Travel further with ease.
Let your e-bike cover the headwinds and hills.

A simple & stress-free commute.
Say goodbye to packed trains, delays and traffic.

Improve your health.
A great way to spend more time active outdoors.

Kinder to the planet.
Make a positive difference to your local area.

Motorised without the added costs.
Legal to ride without insurance, MOT or tax.

Electric Bike FAQs

What is an electric bike?

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Generally speaking, e-bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered boost that comes via pedalling and, in some cases, a throttle. When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can zip up hills and cruise over difficult terrain without exhausting yourself.

Also known as ‘pedelecs’, they feel just like conventional bikes to ride, but better. They are a healthier, greener and more convenient transport option and they make cycling more accessible to everyone.

How do electric bikes work?

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There are 3 main components which separate them from push bikes: the battery, the motor and the sensor. All electric bikes will have these components to enable their rider to promote their pedalling power.

When you push on the pedals with a pedal-assist ebike, you will engage your motor which will drive the wheels as well and assist you while riding. Your battery will provide the power for your bike and the sensor will tell your motor that you have begun pedalling so that it can provide assistance.

You will use the ebike’s display to check the battery level, alter the assistance level and watch your speed. The components will all work together to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable ride experience.

What are the different types of electric bikes?

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There are various types of electric bikes available on the market. Below is a list of some of the most popular with reasons for why you might choose each option.

Folding - the ultimate travel companion. Packed with electric power in a compact folding frame meaning that you can carry, store and pack in small spaces and then unfold when you're ready for the next leg of your journey.

Step Through - combining the benefits of easy and comfortable mounting with a stylish and traditional aesthetic.

Mountain - conquer terrains you previously thought impossible. With powerful motors and specially designed off-road frames, electric mountain bikes will assist you beyond your previous limits.

Fat Tyre - built to offer you a quiet and stable ride. Performing well on or off-road, no terrain is out of the question when you're travelling on an ebike with fat tyres.

Hybrid - somewhere between a road and mountain bike sits the hybrid bikes. Taking the best advantages from both bike types, you can cruise on the roads and handle some off-road use as well.

Are electric bikes legal in the UK?

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Yes, electrically assisted pedal cycles (aka. EAPCs) are motorised but they are not classed in the same category as motorbikes so anyone over the age of 14 can ride one legally in the UK.

The current UK legislation states that ebike motors must be a maximum of 250W and an assisted speed limit of 15.5 mph to be classed as an EAPC.

You do not need a licence, insurance, MOT or tax and you can ride them wherever you can ride a standard push bike.

Can you ride an electric bike in the rain?

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Yes, absolutely. E-bikes are designed to handle rain and splashes from puddles so that you can ride comfortably in the knowledge that you are not damaging your bike. You’ll be even more comfortable if you’re wearing a waterproof!

Which is the best electric bike?

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We have a leading range of electric bikes which will suit different people’s needs. To find the best electric bike, have a think about how you intend to use the bike and then find a bike that will meet those needs. We are confident that we will be able to suggest a bike that will suit you.

If you need any help choosing an electric bike, you can Contact Us for advice. Alternatively, you can read our Electric Bikes Buying Guide or take the 2-Minute Questionnaire to receive your personalised recommendations.

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