E-Bike Test Ride

You might want to ride faster, for longer, to keep up with your cycling friends, to get a bit of extra help up those long steep hills, to enjoy that scenic woodland singletrack, or maybe you just want to enjoy your camping holiday more with an electric bike taking the strain as to tour here and there.

Cyclewise offers a great opportunity to test ride a variety of e-Bikes (aka electric bikes or pedal-assisted bikes) in any style - Classic bikes, hybrids, mountain bikes, folding bikes- and we will help you find an e-Bike that is best suited to you.

What is an e-Bike?

e-Bike make pedaling easier! In general, e-Bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes via pedalling. When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-Bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can zip up hills and cruise over tough terrain without feeling exhausted. Director Craig Scott explains “you will feel really powerful and accelerate easily. Plus guaranteed to return with an ‘e-grin’ after your test ride.”

Test ride an e-Bike

Cyclewise has electric road bikes , electric touring bikes and electric folding bikes available to test ride from Cyclewise Cockermouth Tel 01900 821998.

Then at Cyclewise Whinlatter Tel 017687 78711 we have electric full suspension and electric hardtail mountain bikes available for you to test ride on the mountain bike trails of Whinlatter Forest.

When test riding an e-Bike, the first thing you’ll notice is the extra boost it gives you. It’s a great feeling and once you get over the initial thrill, we’d recommend thinking about how the ride feels. More sophisticated systems, though a little more expensive, feel very different to cheaper e-bike systems, so we would always recommend trying a few different bikes at different prices.

Take an e-Bike for test ride with for 30 minutes, 3 hours or for the full day at either of our Cyclewise stores. A perfect opportunity for you to discover the benefits of a battery-powered bike, before committing to purchase one.

What do I need to do?

If you'd like to book a test ride, simply speak to a member of staff at either Cyclewise Cockermouth or Cyclewise Whinlatter.


Cyclewise Cockermouth Tel 01900 821998.

Cyclewise Whinlatter Tel 017687 78711.

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It couldn't be easier, just bring photographic ID with you, such as a driving licence or passport, as well as a valid debit or credit card. Before you go out for a spin, you will need to complete our bicycle hire agreement and make payment dependant to your hire duration for the test ride.


If an e-bike's not for you, no problem - there's no commitment to buy. But we will refund your hire payment against any e-Bike purchase made.