October 19, 2020

Could you turn your old bike into an e-bike? Conversion kits have surged in popularity but are they safe and is it cheaper to just invest in a new bicycle?



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Electric bike sales soared during lockdown as people looked for alternative ways to stay fit and get around, whilst avoiding public transport.

The e-bikes have become increasingly popular in recent years, with around 100,000 sold in Britain last year – an increase of around 40 per cent annually, according to Mintel. 

John Worthington, senior analyst at the market research firm, said: ‘The e-bike market has been growing rapidly over the past two years and consumer interest is high. 

‘While accounting for a fraction of bike sales, the scale of potential growth for e-bikes is huge.’ 



a person riding on the back of a bicycle: Electric bikes have grown in popularity - and now conversion kits are available for cyclists


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Electric bikes have grown in popularity – and now conversion kits are available for cyclists

However, the price tag associated with the bikes has put some people off, with the bikes ranging well into the high thousands.

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