Electric mountain bike challenge for Kendal and District Cycle Scene at Eden-e-Motion
Mountain bike enthusiasts and cyclists were given a rare opportunity to view and ride some of the world’s best performing electric mountain bikes in Eden over the bank holiday weekend.
Adrian Hewson of Scott Bikes brought the Scott eMTB demonstration fleet to Eden-e-Motion electric bike specialist shop in Hartley, Kirkby Stephen for a three-day event – and World Masters Cycle champion 2019, Nick Craig popped in to help riders set up their bikes with the professional touch. Nick commented on how impressed he was with the shop, the range of bikes and facilities and moreover the friendly welcome given.
A group of experienced cyclists from Kendal and District Cycle Scene were joined by Adrian for a challenging 23-mile ride, setting off from the shop and climbing to Nine Standards and Tailbrigg
Adrian said: “A number of those who joined us had never tried an electric mountain bike before and they were very impressed. They were able to go further and do more and enjoy the challenge, which is what e-biking is about.”
Paul added: “It has been a fantastic three days, and to kick off with the ride was a great start. You can read all you like online about electric bikes but it is that experience of getting out onto the open tracks yourself that explains the great benefits of e-biking – it’s fun and you can do so much more.
“The Scott demonstration event has been a great opportunity for local people to experience the mountain bike, adventure side of e-biking, and as experts in the field, we have been able to give advice on what’s the best bike for each individual person who came along.
“We were sad to see this great demo fleet leave, however, we always have at least 25 bikes of all types to demo ride here in the shop. Everyone is welcome to experience riding an ebike in our quiet, rural location. Longer demo rides and bike selection advice on real hills are available for customers with a specific bike in mind.
“We are now preparing for Independent Bike Shop Week on May 4.
“As a local, independent e-bike shop we are able to give a bespoke, local service to our customers. We are not just there to help you find the right bike and sell it to you – we are here to give ongoing support, adapt and fully build the bike so it is ready to ride and if anything goes wrong we are here to put it right. You get the confidence of knowing we are here with our full workshop facilities.
“And if you are looking to upgrade your e-bike, we can also offer trade-in and trade up deals.
“From being able to test ride on real roads, to free delivery, free first service and full manufacturer’s warranty, buying local and from an independent specialist gives you peace of mind. And if you’re not sure about an e-bike, you can rent one before you buy.”
Eden-e-Motion will also be hosting a Bergamont demonstration day on June 15.