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Friday, 20 December 2013

Full speed ahead for 2014

What a fantastic year it has been for Batribike. Our dealer base has grown from strength to strength and we have been lucky enough to have been involved in some really interesting projects.

The electric bike events at The Eden Project, in Bristol and Great Yarmouth really spread the message about how enabling these vehicles can be.

The All Party Parliamentary Cycle Ride from the Dutch Embassy to Westminster was all about cycling too. Then, to be part of RideLondon and to cycle the eight-mile route as the streets of London were closed for the first time for this type of public cycling event was so exciting.

Of course the airing of the BBC TV programme The Apprentice must be top of the list. The publicity that it generated, not just for Batribike but for electric bikes in general was phenomenal.

Looking forward to 2014 we have brand new dealers, So Many Bikes based in Oldham, starting with us straight after the New Year.

The National Trust at Fountains Abbey has just taken delivery of a Batribike Trike. This will be used for the site manager to get about on. The existing truck that they had been using was too large for some of the walkways and was meaning that visitors had to get off the path to let it through. When the team from Batribike was there yesterday there was huge excitement with everyone wanting to have a ride on the Trike.

Here's looking forward to lots more exciting blogs to come in 2014.

Wishing all my blog readers a Happy Christmas.

Santa's all fired up for an electric bike ride
A Christmas Robin endorses the Dash

Friday, 13 December 2013

Out and About in the West Country

I have been down to the West Country where we have the Batribike electric folding bike bag specially made for us. We really should shout about it more, but, yes, the bag is “Made in England” from a tough PU coated material. A heavy duty double ended zip runs round three sides of the bag making it very easy to get your folded bike in and out of the bag.

I spent three days down in the Devon and Cornwall area. It was good to call in on some of our dealers and to renew some other contacts.

The weather was really variable with beautiful sunshine when I took a break at the stunning Topsham Quay.

I also went across the Tamar Bridge into Cornwall although the weather was dull and overcast I stopped to take pictures. I have a soft spot for the great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and so really couldn’t resist the opportunity to snap away even though my vantage point wasn’t the best.

Travelling home on Wednesday started out lovely but by early afternoon the fog had closed in and the traffic slowed. All in all a good few days