Halfords is one of the best places to buy an electric bike on a budget. The UK retailer recently took stock of an impressive range of Carrera e-bikes, with prices starting at £ 1,099. This is very attractively priced, especially since not too long ago you were looking to spend around £ 2,000 or £ 3,000 on a half-decent entry-level e-bike.
And if you are thinking of buying an electric bike, now you can get a taste of why these powered two-wheelers have grown in popularity over the past year or so. This week, Halfords launched a new program that allows people to try out an electric bike completely for free.
The test lasts six hours, and anyone who signs up has a wide range of e-bikes to choose from. Instead of being limited to a handful of bikes to take out for a test drive, customers can opt for one of 13 different options.
E-bikes offered by Halfords as part of the test program include traditional looking folding bikes, mountain bikes and road bikes. Carrera and Pendleton two-wheelers are available for trial as part of the Halfords Free Trial.
To participate in the program, you will need to go to Halford website and see if your local store offers an electric bike trial.
You will then need to make an appointment and on the same day you will need to bring two pieces of ID, one with a photo, and pay a refundable deposit of £ 101.
The deposit will be refunded in full to the card you paid with.
“Or, alternatively, if you’ve been bitten by the electric bike bug and like what you’ve seen so far, you can use the deposit amount towards purchasing an electric bike from Halfords.
Speaking on the launch of the free trial, Halfords said: “The popularity of e-bikes has grown steadily over the past few years, providing a great alternative to traditional means of everyday transportation – cyclists of all. ages can tackle more difficult journeys, get to places faster and with less effort, repositioning the fun in regular journeys. “
Its website also added: “Investing in an electric bike is not a decision to be taken lightly, but Halfords is here to help! With our free electric bike trial, you can test an electric bike up to six o’clock so you can see if electric is the way to go for you.
“Not only is an electric bicycle better for the environment, it can also improve your mental and physical well-being, while allowing you to pedal further.”