Monday, 23 April 2012

Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile Hosts East of England Electric Bike Rally









The top UK electric bike manufacturers will be in Great Yarmouth on Saturday, May 5, from 10am to 5pm, for the East of England Electric Bike Rally.


The event staged on the seafront in the Sea Life Centre Gardens, and organised by The Electric Bike Shop Gorleston (owned by Transport Electric UK) and Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s Tourism Division, will give visitors the chance to ‘have a go’ on electric bikes along the seafront cycle lane, meet the manufacturers and view the full range of UK electric bikes and accessories.


“Our event at Great Yarmouth provides a great opportunity for people to find out about the benefits of our developing technology and have some fun test riding bikes safely along the seafront cycle lane,” said Kim Peach, the CEO of Transport Electric UK.



“We have always believed that electric bikes are the answer for people who wish to get about either for work or pleasure. A trip to the supermarket is easily made without the cost of a second car or expensive fuel costs. This will be one of the top electric bike events of the season; anyone interested in electric bikes will be amazed at the progress that manufacturers have made over the last year.”



Manufacturers at the rally on Saturday, May 5 include Raleigh, Byocycles, Wisper, EBCO, Batribikes, Freego, Powacycle, Kudos, Erolling Bikes, E-Motion, Hero Eco and Storck Raddar.



Riders must be 14 years of age and test rides will be at the discretion of the manufacturers.



Alan Carr, Head of Tourism, Great Yarmouth Borough Council said: “The Electric Bike Rally is going to be a fun event, which will open our eyes to the potential of this environmentally friendly form of transport. I am really looking forward to having my first ride on an electric bike on the day.”


For more information about Transport Electric UK see http://www.transportelectricuk.com/ and Greater Yarmouth Tourism see http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/.


Photograph attached Kim Peach, Transport Electric UK on a Claud Butler 1-36.