Swytch on

Please excuse the cheesey headline, but we have high hopes for Swytch. This is a brand that say they can help you retrofit any bike to be an e-bike. Correct – any bike. This includes recumbents or trikes. We’ve been assured that as long as it has handlebars it should be possible to adapt!

To prove the point Swytch will be producing some pre-built bikes. We’ve picked out three highlights including a penny farthing (known as the Penny Faster), the Bambom – a bamboo & carbon frame which Swytch believe is one of the lowest carbon footprint e-bikes available and finally the “Wheelie-chair” – an electric assist wheel chair. If these example are anything to go by it’s hard to argue with the assertion that any bike can be retrofitted.

The battery unit weights only 2.2kg and is waterproof. The motor is a front wheel hub and weighs in at 1.5kg. So for just shy of 4kg you can add a full e-assist to your bike. Using the LED display you can toggle between the five levels of support. The range available is between 25-50 miles depending on which package you opt for.

To get the latest information ahead of the CrowdFunding campaign, or more information please visit Swytch.

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SOS Rehydrate Competition

The good folk at SOS Rehydrate have kindly donated two boxes of ten rehydration sachets. Combined these are worth nearly £20!

The simple questions is: How much sugar does Amy say is in the sachet?

To win please enter via our CrowdFunder page. Full terms and conditions are below:

Full terms and conditions: This offer is available exclusively via our CrowdFunder page. The offer is only available for a limited time and the offer expires at 23:59 on Monday 30 October. To enter please purchase a prize draw ticket via the CrowdFunder page and then email simon@velovision.com with your answer. The prize draw is not restricted to one per person. This is not a raffle and you are required to answer the question correctly to be in with a chance of winning. Any purchases made after the time limit will be excluded from the draw, but you may still be charged. In the case that you have any allergies please consult with the official SOS Rehydrate website as a matter of due diligence. By entering the competition you consent to your email address being added to the distribution lists used by VeloVision to promote carefully selected stories and articles that may be of interest to you. Your details will not be passed on to a third party by VeloVision. You can unsubscribe at any time very easily.

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New website coming soon!

One of the key aims of the CrowdFunding has been to rejuvenate the website and make it more fit for purpose. We want to give you the website you deserve. One that is easy to navigate and engaging.

We are pleased to have struck an agreement with a well trusted website editor who will be helping us update the site to a more appropriate lay out.

It’s a really exciting time for us and we hope you enjoy what we deliver in the next few weeks as we overhaul the site!

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e-Bikes now form 50% of the market in the Netherlands. Increasingly e-bikes are prominent in other markets. However questions remain as to what they are, how they work and why you would use one. We met with Doug Hosking from BTwin to discuss all of this!

Soon we will feature reviews of the BTwin Hop Town 500 and ARCC Innovations retrofitted Brompton.

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VeloVision CrowdFunding Launches on 4 October

After months of work behind the scenes we are launching our CrowdFunding initiative! Please have a look at our page on CrowdFunder.co.uk and feel free to share and engage with it!


Full details below:

VeloVision focuses on all that is not in the cycling mainstream. It has run for nearly 20 years; delivering news, reviews and features for those who “live cycling”. Our domain is recumbents, cargo bikes, disability adapted machines, velomobiles, trikes, folding bikes and e-bikes amongst many others.

We need to raise funds to grow, expand and continue to publish cutting edge, high quality content. These funds will also deliver a more engaging website for its large readership.

The rewards available for supporting VeloVision include collectable back issues, annual print or digital subscriptions and official merchandise.

The publication is based in the UK but is read across the world. Recently it has launched a YouTube channel that has had nearly 19,000 views in its first two months of life. Its online content is accessed in 92 countries.

Simon Webb took over the publication in June 2017. Citing cycling as responsible for saving his life in 2012 Simon is keen to help others enjoy cycling. Diagnosed with a serious liver disease he embraced cycling in all areas to make a full recovery within six months.

Simon’s background is in marketing and operations, supporting a range of well established international brands as well as working with independent businesses. He has also worked extensively as a sports volunteer for England Hockey, Tour de France and London 2012.

VeloVision’s mission is to support the following:

– Continue to provide news, reviews and features of innovative human powered design.

– Support the coverage of womens cycling.

– Celebrate the benefits of a cycling life, particularly mental health benefits.

– Provide a focus on military veterans using bicycles, trikes, hand cranks and adapted machines.

– Inspire others to take up cycling, no matter what form that may be in.


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