Energise E-Bikes: Energise your ride. Energise your life.
Real shop staffed by real e-bikers offering real advice
For over 10 years, we’ve been helping people take the guesswork out of choosing an electric bike. Our fully-equipped e-bike showrooms are staffed with people who actually ride electric bikes, and you can try any of the electric bikes on display.
There’s nothing like being able to see, feel and ride an electric bike in the flesh. When you visit an Energise E-bikes showroom, you’ll get the right fit, the right model, and full technical support for your new electric bike from our in-house e-bike technicians.
Full Technical Support
Our electric bikes meet our exacting standard for quality and reliability. We will not stock electric bikes from suppliers if they cannot guarantee technical back up. Each e-bike on display in our showrooms has had its final assembly carried out by our in-house mechanics, and it is likely that one of our team has even visited the factory in which that bike was manufactured.
Test-Rides and Customisations – "A Complete Retail Experience"
There's nothing worse than buying a bike online which turns out to disappoint. We believe in a complete retail experience for our customers. Our team cacan talk you through our bike models and the accessories you can add to them. With Energise E-bikes you don’t have to navigate the world of electric bikes on your own. With our one-to-one service, you will find the perfect e-bike.
How it started...
From the moment our founder Ray Wookey tried an electric bike for the first time, he realised just how transformative this new technology could be.
Being able to set off from home and complete a journey in comfort without having to worry about traffic jams, train cancellations or parking problems was a revelation; not to mention enormous fun!
He could see that commuters who had seen train ticket prices rise and rise over the years could use e-bikes to get to work cheaply and quickly. People who had long given up cycling could start riding again with confidence, knowing that the e-bike would help them throughout the ride. Leisure riders, tired of the same old cycle routes could expand their horizons and go further and do more.
The First Showroom
Ray was inspired by the e-bikes so, together with a business partner, he began selling electric bikes in 2011 via a small retail outlet in Coulsdon. Coulsdon is well known for its motor dealerships, but this would be the first bicycle retailer to open in the town for decades.
The store was named Cycling Made Easy. At the time, cycling was seen as something ‘fussy’ and difficult; you had to have special outfits and do special training to get into it. With electric bikes, all of the fuss is stripped away; hence the name.
How it's going...
Customers soon came from across the country – even flying to Gatwick Airport just to visit! Croydon Council even bought a fleet of bikes for use headquarters, which for a town with the lowest cycling rate in the UK, was a massive coup.
The interest in electric bikes grew and grew, so much so that the store had to expand. So the store moved to a 2000 square foot, purpose-built showroom which happened to be on the London to Paris cycle route; a route that a team from Cycling Made Easy have completed using e-bikes!
As the business grew further a second Cycling Made Easy store was opened in Tunbridge Wells in 2014.
New Name, New Energy: The (re)birth of Energise E-bikes
Over the years, our customers have told us how their e-bikes have made them more active, and given them the motivation to explore the world with renewed energy. In 2019, it was decided that Cycling Made Easy would be renamed Energise E-bikes to reflect the life-changing effect our products have had on our customers.
Today, Energise E-bikes has the widest range of electric bikes of any retailer in the UK from small, folding electric bikes, to Dutch-style stepthrough e-bikes, to full-suspension off-road e-bikes.
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