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Electric Bikes (e-bikes)

What is an e-Bike?

Electric bikes, with a battery power pack, have the extra "oomph" to make cycling make sense whatever your adult age or ability.They flatten hills, banish headwinds, and help you cover vast distances with ease.

You still have to pedal, but the bike's battery backup will assist your cycling up to a maximum speed of 15 mph. You can go faster with the adequate gearing, perhaps downhill when the battery will recharge a little. So there is no limit to the potential cycling enjoyment these electric bikes offer.

I hired the Trek Powerfly 5 electric bike from John. I had a great time cycling around Coniston waters and that put a big smile on my face. The electric bike was just marvelous in helping me pedal the bike with its four different levels of power - Eco,Tour,Sport and Turbo. I was able to go further than I could have ever achieved by simple mountain bike. I covered up to 35miles in just 2 hours - all uphill roads in Lake district which I would have never have been able to climb in regular bike. I liked the bike so much that I have already placed an order for trek powerfly 7 model.

John is friendly and very helpful with the cycling tips and knowledge local cycling area around the Coniston water lake. John and his electric bikes are highly recommended.

Ken

All the bikes are supplied with a charger, which simply plugs into the mains supply. The fully charged battery has an assisted range of 60 miles (on minimum assist).

The E-Bikes listed below are equally well suited for all the family, but legally children must be over 14 years of age to ride one on the Cumbrian roads.

Bike hire charges include a helmet and high viz gilet.

Please note all bike hire must be booked in advance.

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Thule ebike carriers for hire

** New ** E-bike Carriers

We now have E-bike carriers for hire that can be fitted to a tow bar and which can accommodate 2 bikes.

  • Robust construction
  • Detachable ramp for easy loading/unloading
  • Road-legal lighting
  • Built-in locks

 

For more details view our E-bike carriers.

 

Flagship E-bikes (unisex)

 

Flagship Trek Super Commute 8 ebike for hire

Trek Super Commute 8+ E-bike, medium

Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminium size 55cm
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Bontrager XR850 rims smooth tyres
Battery: Bosch 500. Assist levels 50%, 100%, 175%, 250%
Drive: Bosch CX Performance
Comments: A perfect bike for tackling the Lake District hills and passes
Rider size: 5ft 8 to 6ft 5

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Flagship Trek Powerfly 7 ebike for hire

Trek Powerfly 7 E-bike, medium

Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminium size 17'
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Bontrager XR850 rims stubby tyres
Battery: Eco 50%, Tour 120%, Sport 210%, Turbo 300% riding assistance modes
Drive: Motor Bosch Performance line CX
  Intuvia computer
Comments: On or off road this is a great ride for the Lake District
Rider size: 5ft 6 to 6ft 4

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Unisex E-bikes

Flagship Trek Powerfly 5 ebike for hire

Trek Powerfly 5 - 15' E-bike, small

Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminium
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Bontrager XR850 rims stubby tyres
Battery: Eco 50%, Tour 120%, Sport 210%, Turbo 300% riding assistance modes
Drive: Motor Bosch Performance line CX
  Intuvia computer
Comments: On or off road this is a great ride for the Lake District
Rider size: 5ft 4 to 5ft 10

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Flagship Trek Powerfly 5 ebike for hire

Trek Powerfly 5 - 15' E-bike, small

Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminium
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Bontrager XR850 rims smooth tyres
Battery: Eco 50%, Tour 120%, Sport 210%, Turbo 300% riding assistance modes
Drive: Motor Bosch Performance line CX
  Intuvia computer
Comments: A really nice ride to tour around the Lakeland lanes
Rider size: 5ft 4 to 5ft 10

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trek powerfly 5 17 ebike

Trek Powerfly 5 - 17' E-bike, medium

Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminium
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Bontrager XR850 rims stubby tyres
Battery: Eco 50%, Tour 120%, Sport 210%, Turbo 300% riding assistance modes
Drive: Motor Bosch Performance line CX
  Intuvia computer
Comments: On or off road this is a great ride for the Lake District
Rider size: 5ft 6 to 6ft 4

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Trek Unisex E-bike

Trek Unisex Electric Bike (e-bike), small

Frame: Aluminium Forks Carbon - size 17.5" - 44.5cm
Gears: Shimano Deore x27
Wheels: Schwalbles Marathon Plus 28mm
Battery: Battery assist levels 25% 50% 100% 200%
Drive: Bionix silent electrical drive
Comments: It's like a hand gently pushing you along and flattening out hills
Rider size: 5ft 2 to 5ft 10

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Trek FX+ Ride+ Electric bike

Trek Valencia Ride+, medium

Frame: Aluminium - size 20" 51cm
Gears: Shimano Deore x24 triple front
Wheels: Bontrager hard case 32mm
Battery: Battery assist levels 25% 50% 100% 200%
Drive: Bionix silent electrical drive
Comments: A bike to glide along the Lakeland lanes
Rider size: 5ft 6 to 6ft 4

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Scott Medium e-bike

Scott medium

Frame: Aluminium
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Continental cruise contact road tyres, disc brakes
Battery: Bosch 400, Intuvia computer
Drive: Bosch Active line motor, eco 40%, tour 100%, sport 150%, turbo 250%riding assistance modes
Finishing kit Lights, pannier rack, mudguards, front suspension forks, comfort saddle
Comments: Perfect for anybody who needs a step through frame
Rider size: 5ft 6 to 6ft 2

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Scott e-bike Small

Scott small

Frame: Aluminium
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Continental cruise contact road tyres, disc brakes
Battery: Bosch 400, Intuvia computer
Drive: Bosch Active line motor, eco 40%, tour 100%, sport 150%, turbo 250%riding assistance modes
Finishing kit Lights, pannier rack, mudguards, front suspension forks, comfort saddle
Comments: Perfect for anybody who needs a semi step through frame
Rider size: 5ft to 5ft 8

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Scott e-bike Small

Scott small

Frame: Aluminium
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Continental cruise contact road tyres, disc brakes
Battery: Bosch 400, Intuvia computer
Drive: Bosch Active line motor, eco 40%, tour 100%, sport 150%, turbo 250%riding assistance modes
Finishing kit Lights, pannier rack, mudguards, front suspension forks, comfort saddle
Comments: Perfect for anybody who needs a semi step through frame
Rider size: 5ft to 5ft 8

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Bergamont E-horizon Medium

Bergamont E-Horizon, medium

Frame: Aluminium
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Continental cruise contact road tyres, disc brakes
Battery: Bosch 400, Intuvia computer
Drive: Bosch Active line motor, eco 40%, tour 100%, sport 150%, turbo 250%riding assistance modes
Finishing kit Lights, pannier rack, mudguards, front suspension forks, comfort saddle
Comments: Perfect for anybody who needs a semi step through frame
Rider size: 5ft 6 to 6ft 2

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Bergamont Revox stubby tyres medium

Bergamont Revox stubby tyres, medium

Frame: Aluminium
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Continental stubby tyres, disc brakes
Battery: Bosch 500, Intuvia computer
Drive: Bosch Active line motor, eco 40%, tour 100%, sport 150%, turbo 250%riding assistance modes
Finishing kit Lights, pannier rack, mudguards, front suspension forks, comfort saddle
Comments: Perfect for anybody who needs on or off road capabilities
Rider size: 5ft 6 to 6ft 2

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Bergamont Revox stubby tyres medium

Bergamont Revox smooth tyres, medium

Frame: Aluminium
Gears: Shimano
Wheels: Continental cruise contact road tyres, disc brakes
Battery: Bosch 500, Intuvia computer
Drive: Bosch Active line motor, eco 40%, tour 100%, sport 150%, turbo 250%riding assistance modes
Finishing kit Lights, pannier rack, mudguards, front suspension forks, comfort saddle
Comments: Perfect for anybody who wants to explore the Lakeland lanes
Rider size: 5ft 6 to 6ft 2

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I first thought it was cheating, but I would not be cycling now without my E-bike. I'm very happy because the E-bike enables me to cycle with my friends and keep up with them.I enjoy the fresh air, the views and the stops for a coffee and cake. I recommend E-Bikes to anyone, to everyone. They are a bit heavy to lift, but on the road I don't feel the difference. They are perfect for the undulating roads and lanes of South Cumbria, and help keep me in shape.

Stan, Cumbria

 

Much of my social life revolves around cycling, so when I managed to dislocate my collarbone one week prior to doing the Lakes and Dales loop with friends I was pretty gutted. The bone has partially settled (when I pulled my gloves off) and begun to settle but the consultant’s response when I said “So I won’t be cycling 190 miles at the weekend” was pretty clear.

I didn’t want to pull out so did an internet search and came up with John’s contact number at Lake District Bikes. I gave him a quick call to explain my shoulder problem, I knew I could not ride putting pressure through my arm and shoulder – so certainly could not ride uphill, but also I needed a more upright position so my arm was not hanging forward too much.

So he showed me the Scott Varty which I tried and felt I could manage with. After John’s help lifting it onto my bike rack off I went.  I was quite pleased also with the rack pack / pannier bag which came with the bike – as I would not have been able to pack my own tiny touring bags, the single bag and drop down pannier pockets were ideal for me with my injury. John also gave me the RRA BIM spray for tendons and ligaments – I used it consistently and think it really helped my shoulder recover.

I tried the bike on a short social ride of about 10 miles on the Tuesday evening, felt confident I could at least ride it. I looked up online and found out how to put kinesiology tape on clavicle injuries for support, got my hubby to get this all sorted.

I set off on the Friday morning to join my three friends. I quickly adapted to the power settings, being able to pedal the bike myself at 10mph plus – but anything requiring more effort I was using the “eco” setting. We adapted the route to depart and finish from Kendal (where we live) – so cycled up to Sedbergh to join the route there to head up through the Howgills.

We really enjoyed the Dales and Eden section of the route, we had the joy of hundreds of orchids on the roadside between Greenholme and Scout Green (West of Tebay/ Orton section) and again many different varieties as we ascended past Sunbiggin Tarm. I recharged the battery at coffee stop and lunch stops, but still have over 60% left when we arrived at the Black Swan in Culgaith (a couple of miles off the route south of Skirwith – lovely pub, good food and comfortable), for our first night. The trip was about 55 miles, and I mainly used “eco” setting – played a bit with the other two, but didn’t really need the higher settings and was able to keep pace with my friends well.

Day 2 – from Culgaith onto Lorton (we stayed at Swinside End Farm in Scales just above High Lorton – lovely B & B amazing gardens – and ate at the Wheatsheaf in Lorton – great food but you need to book at weekends). A bit more ascent but again around 55 miles, again I recharged at coffee and lunch, but battery power lasted well and I was over 60% when we arrived at the B & B. I had begun with a slightly annoying chain slipping after lunch, which I kept trying to adjust – I even range John and the bike supplier – but still could not resolve it. It had begun to rain lightly as we descended down Isel Road into Cockermouth and we saw the bike shop there – so I stopped and asked if they could help diagnose the problem – and found it was a stuck chain link. This was replaced quickly by wonderfully helpful bike technician and I was really happy to go on without the irritation (it didn’t stop my cycling, just kept making a noise as the gears didn’t quite mesh right). (my friends were also relived as it was an irritation to them as well!)

Day 3 we rode from Lorton to Broughton – a lot of hill climbing this day – and I did appreciate my battery power! I used a higher setting for the steeper hills, but did have to avoid just zooming off into the distance with my friends pedalling uphill behind me. We stayed at the Manor Arms with comfortable beds and ate at the Kings Arms.

Our ride back on the final day began with a wealth of wonderful hills out of Broughton, eventually ending up in Cartmel and descending to Grange for our flat run back round the coast to Kendal.
The weather stayed good to us for Cumbria and wasn’t too hot for cycling. The ebike was ideal for my situation – my shoulder actually improved over the four days, although I was definitely tired each night and my shoulder did ache on day 3 and 4 in the morning – so had to take a couple of painkillers in the morning.

I would not have been able to do the ride on my own bikes, and the option worked well with my friends, it would have been possible to get a faster pace had I needed to, or do longer each day – but would have needed to keep an eye on the battery, as I had no intention of running out of power on the trip!

Happy pedalling to everyone – and if you’re thinking of doing the Lakes and Dales loop on an ebike – my verdict is “yes, do it!”.

 

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Hire Rates

Flagship bikes* - top spec carbon road bikes or titanium

£50 per day£300 per week

Men's Titanium or carbon road bike

£25 per day£120 per week

Ladies Trek Carbon road bike

£25 per day£120 per week

Leisure geared bikes

£20 per day£100 per week

Mountain bikes

£25 per day£120 per week

Children's Road/Mountain bikes

£15 per day£75 per week

Flagship E-bikes

£50 per day£275 per week

E-bikes

£36 per day£200 per week

E-bike Carriers

£20 per day£100 per week

Helmet hire

£5 per day£20 per week

Bike shoes size 7 or 8.5

£5 per day£20 per week

Waterproof cycling fluorescent coat

£5 per day£20 per week

Bike trailer

£10 per day£60 per week

*Flagship bikes are supplied with a Garmin, heart rate belt and cadence sensor, the Trek 6 being ANT+

 

BOOKINGS can be made by sending an email to John, who will issue a Paypal invoice for payment.

Payment must be made via Paypal IN FULL by credit card in advance of hiring, with an additional refundable deposit of £50.

Delivery/collection of hired bikes

  • Over 3 miles from Lowick £5 extra
  • From 3-10 miles from Lowick £10 extra
  • Over 10 miles up to a maximum of 15 miles £20 extra.

It is essential that bikes are booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Alternatively you can use our online booking system.

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