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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Filming with the Caravan Channel at the NEC

We had a very exciting day at the Motorhome and Caravan Show yesterday. We are at the NEC in Birmingham all week and have been very busy talking to lots of showgoers about the Batribike range of electric bikes and demonstrating the Cykell tow-ball mounted bike carrier.

Yesterday at the end of the show the Caravan Channel were on our stand filming all about folding electric bikes and featuring the new Dash Pro.

Presenter John Wickersham was very excited about folding electric bikes and had several questions for Sue on how they worked.

We are looking forward to seeing the programme when it airs which we think will be on Monday 27th October at 8.00pm. The Caravan Channel is on Sky 192 or Freesat 402.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Batribike at the Cycle Show

Getting organised for the Cycle Show at the NEC had kept us busy for some time. This year we had taken a bigger stand and therefore our display needed to be bigger. With everything ready we trekked off to the NEC in Birmingham with two fully loaded vans.

I am delighted that everything went together well and the stand looked very smart. We had extra seating and a table this year which gave us a chance to sit down and chat with our visitors.

The electric bike test ride area was laid out slightly differently this year and we were able to have our gazebo just across the aisle from our stand. We had five bikes in the test ride area where Ralph and Debbie were able to set riders off around the test track. There was a nice hill too, which was optional.

Considering the size of the test track the mileages on the bikes were impressive. The Breeze we can only estimate as it has no means of recording distance, but we are estimating 40 miles. The Dash was 41.4 miles and the Dash Pro 48.6. The Diamond Pro achieved 47.1 and the Granite Pro was most popular at 52.2 miles. This gives a total for the four days of 236.6 miles! This is an amazing 100 miles more than last year.

We talked to lots of people over the four days, from existing dealers to potential dealers and existing customers to potential customers. It was lovely to hear everyone’s stories and enthusiasm for our electric bikes. Thank you to everyone who came to see us.

Datatag were at the show with their own stand explaining how the system is very effective as a theft deterrent. Batribike electric bicycles and electric trikes all come with Datatag fitted as standard. The orange Granite Pro featured on the data tag stand.

The Cykell tow-ball mounted bike carrier had a huge amount of attention too. We have an excellent display stand that has a tow-ball on it so that we can demonstrate exactly how the system works. The advertising panel on the stand shows the rack mounted on a roller coaster - it really is that secure! Everybody that saw it was impressed by it’s quality and ease of use. I am sure it will be THE name in cycle carriers in the near future.

Now we have a short time to recover before we are back at the NEC for the Motorhome and Caravan Show in less than two weeks time.