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What is an Electric Bike?

An electric bike is just like a normal bike, with the addition of an electric motor and battery.

Electric bikes, or e-bikes, are the perfect choice if you want to ride faster, keep up with friends, help you up hills, improve your time around the woods or making the commute to work a breeze! E-bikes are incredibly versatile and fun bikes that are reliable and intuitive to use.

An electric bike will provide all the freedom and advantages of a regular bike, while reducing the strain on your body by using its electric motor to give you an assisted boost when required.

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Types of electric Bike

Electric Classic Bikes

Electric classic bikes are our most popular E-Bike for everyday use. They are great for light off road pavement bridal ways and tarmac, offering a very comfortable ride for a causal e-rider.

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Pendleton Somerby Electric Bike - White & Navy

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Electric Hybrid Bikes

Suitable on Irregular and rugged terrain, bridle ways, gravel roads, and roads making it a very versatile bike.

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Carrera Crossfire E-Mens Electric Bike

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Electric Mountain Bikes

Electric Mountain Bikes offer the most fun for your true Mountain bike rider. With suspension front and back it gives you the ability to keep traction over incredibly rough terrain, This gives confidence when riding up or coming back down.

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Voodoo Zobop Full Suspension Electric Mountain Bike

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Electric Folding Bikes

Enjoy cycling with the ability to fold your bike for storage and travel, great for busy commuters, camping holidays and for people with tight storage space at home.

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Carrera Crosscity Electric Bike

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There are three key areas to look out for when choosing an e-bike, that impact the overall performance and ride quality.

These are:

Motor Type

The position and type of motor impacts both the ride performance and weight distribution - providing optimal stability

Battery Range

Like a car's fuel tank, the bigger the battery, the more juice you have - allowing you to travel further or have more assistance

Sensor Type

Sensors come in two forms, speed sensors which provide an 'on' or 'off' feel, and torque sensors which provide power relative to the riders' input from a more natural ride characteristic

We have combined all of these features to provide an overall rating on each of our e-bikes, so look out for this when comparing our models.

Try Before You Buy

You may have heard about how fun and easy e-bikes are to ride, but there's nothing like trying it out for yourself. Take one of our electric bikes for a free 48 hour test ride at one of our thirty-four trial stores. Or all of our Halfords stores offer aFREE 30 minute electric bike trial.

Just head into store today. Trying an e-bike before you part with your hard-earned cash is the perfect opportunity for you to discover all the benefits of these pieces of engineering yourself. We'll help size you to the correct bike for the best experience, and you'll be able to choose from the electric bikes we have on display in your chosen store.

30 Minute Trial

Pop into any store to trial any electric bike for 30 minutes!

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48 Hour Trial

Take one of our electric bikes for a free 48 hour test ride at one of our thirty-four trial stores

Terms and Conditions apply*

With our 48 hour Electric Bike trial, we give you the opportunity to test ride one of our Carrera Crossfire-E Mens/Womens Electric Hybrid Bike, Carrera Crosscity Electric Bike or the Pendleton Somerby Electric Bike for up to 48 hours for FREE. Getting started is simple:

  • Enter your postcode into our store locator to find your nearest 48 hour electric bike trial store.
  • Click below to book a phone consultation for a time that suits you.
  • One of our expert colleagues will call you at the time of your booking choice for your 48 hour trial.
  • Pick up your E-Bike at the booked time - don't forget that you need bring with you a valid debit or credit card and passport or driving licence!
  • Enjoy taking your E-Bike for a spin!
  • Return your E-Bike back the store at your allotted time.
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How to look after your Electric Bike

Keep it Charged

Always try to charge your e-bike's battery when you get home. If you have a really long ride route, consider buying an extra charger to keep at work or a second battery to double your range. Store your battery at room temperature to maximise its lifespan.

Please note: if you store your e-bike at 25% charge or below, it can be very difficult to charge it back up to full capacity.

Oil your chain

Much like a regular bike, a well-oiled chain will improve your pedalling efficiency. If your e-bike's motor is powered through the cranks of your bike, this will improve your motor's efficiency too! After you oil the chain, let it sit for a few minutes.

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Maintain tyre pressure

Make sure you keep your tyre pressure up, for a faster and smoother ride which requires less energy from both you and your bike! Each tyre should have a recommended tyre pressure stamped on the side wall.

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Transporting your Electric Bike

Always remove the battery before transporting your e-bike. The weight reduction, usually between 2-3kg, makes the e-bike significantly easier to lift, particularly useful for when mounting onto a bike rack.

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Electric Bike Care Plan

Keep your prized possession in top working order with a Halfords Electric Bike Care Plan. Available for either one or three years, the plan includes everything you need to keep your bike in fantastic working order, without having to lift a finger!

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How to look after your Electric Bike

Keep it Charged

Always try to charge your e-bike's battery when you get home. If you have a really long ride route, consider buying an extra charger to keep at work or a second battery to double your range. Store your battery at room temperature to maximise its lifespan.

Please note: if you store your e-bike at 25% charge or below, it can be very difficult to charge it back up to full capacity.

Oil your chain

Much like a regular bike, a well-oiled chain will improve your pedalling efficiency. If your e-bike's motor is powered through the cranks of your bike, this will improve your motor's efficiency too! After you oil the chain, let it sit for a few minutes.

Shop Bike Lube

Maintain tyre pressure

Make sure you keep your tyre pressure up, for a faster and smoother ride which requires less energy from both you and your bike! Each tyre should have a recommended tyre pressure stamped on the side wall.

Shop Bike Pumps

Transporting your Electric Bike

Always remove the battery before transporting your e-bike. The weight reduction, usually between 2-3kg, makes the e-bike significantly easier to lift, particularly useful for when mounting onto a bike rack.

Shop Bike Racks

Electric Bike Care Plan

Keep your prized possession in top working order with a Halfords Electric Bike Care Plan. Available for either one or three years, the plan includes everything you need to keep your bike in fantastic working order, without having to lift a finger!

Buy Now

Frequently asked questions
on Electric Bikes

Have you been wondering about e-bikes? What they are, what the law is, and how can they help you? If so, you?ve come to the right place. Here you?ll find the answers to many of the most common questions about electric bikes. We hope you find it useful!



Terms and Conditions

  • I will only ride on permitted highways and cycle paths.
  • I agree with the condition of the bike that I will be using for my test ride.
  • I have been asked to provide my own safety equipment for the test ride.
  • I agree to take responsibility for my health and well-being whilst on the test ride. I acknowledge and represent that to the best of my knowledge, I do not suffer from any medical or physical condition or disability that will or might increase the normal risks associated with undertaking physical exercise and I know how to ride a bike.
  • I accept that (i) I will be liable for any death or personal injury to third parties, damage to property or any other claims, losses, costs (including, without limit, all legal costs) or demands arising out of my participation in the test ride; (ii) I will be liable to pay for any and all damage caused to the bike as a result of the test ride; and (iii) under no circumstances will Halfords be liable for any actual or alleged direct or indirect loss suffered by myself arising out of the test ride.
  • Nothing in this disclaimer shall limit or exclude Halfords Limited?s liability in any way that is not permitted by law.
  • I acknowledge that I am required to return the bike to Halfords at the specified date and time. If I do not return the bike to the Halfords store, I accept that (without prejudice to any other rights or remedies they may have) they are permitted to charge my debit / credit card for the full costs of the bike I have taken.
  • Test rides are discretionary and Halfords reserves the right to refuse a test ride for any reason without liability.
  • Bikes tested are to be returned clean and with a charge of at least 80%.
  • Bike should be returned with the keys and the battery charger that were supplied for the test ride.