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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Out and About with Batribike

The Batribike team recently attended electric bike demo days in the South. We were invited demonstrate our range of electric bikes at open events in Exeter, Bude and Torbay.

The far South-West is a significant distance from our base just north of Lincoln so it was great to be able to visit some of our other stockists in that area too.

Heading over the Tamar Bridge into Cornwall
First stop was Top Gear Electric Bikes at Penryn near Falmouth. It was great to chat with Peter and to personally deliver the latest 2016 leaflets.

Whilst we were there, almost at the very tip of Cornwall, we took a quick trip out on the Pendennis peninsula.

The next day we were at Route 2 Bike Shop at Topsham near Exeter. The weather was glorious. As well as demonstrating the bikes I managed to take a few pictures of the bikes looking stunning on the quayside. Thanks to Liz for looking after us so well.

The EU built Lindsey-West in front of the "Lighter"
The Lindsey-West electric bike on the quay
The Francis-Barnett in front of the "Lighter" 
The Francis-Barnett vintage style electric bike on Topsham Quay
Wednesday was not quite as sunny but the welcome was warm at Bude Bikes. With the gazebo up and the flags out there was a festive atmosphere. Lots of people took the chance to come down and test ride a range of the electric bikes on display. We were gratified to hear the oohs and aahs of excitement as they rode off on the test ride route. Thanks to Neill, Neil and the other Neil, so convenient that we can’t get the names muddled!

At the end of the day when the shop was closed and we were all packed away I thought it might be quite nice to just pop down to see the Atlantic. It was a rather nice evening, one of the bonuses of visiting our stockists is getting to see more of our great countryside.

Evening on the Atlantic Coast

Our final demo day in the area was at Torbay Scooters and Bikes in Paignton. The weather had taken a bit of a turn and I have to say it was quite chilly. The shop is sited on one of the main routes through the town and so we were not only talking to customers that had come especially for the event but also to those who were just passing by and were intrigued by electric bikes. Thanks to Steve and Tony for their welcome even on such a dull day.

On Friday we were heading away from the west but continued along the south coast to Bournemouth. Colm at the e-Cycles Centre was pleased to see us even though we arrived with the torrential rain – so no pictures here!

And then we were off to do battle with the M25 and home for the weekend. A brilliant week thanks to our fantastic Batribike electric bike stockists and to all of those that came to talk at our demo days.