Hartley e-bike retailer Eden-e-Motion has relaunched, following a forced shut down due to world supply issues in the bicycle industry.
Owners Kat and Paul Clow set up the business to focus solely on electric bikes almost a decade ago and the business is the local dealership for leading e-bikes Riese & Müller, as well as Scott, Eljoy, KTM, Ideal, Gepida and Bergamont.
Following two weeks of self-isolation, after returning from a visit to Kat’s parents in Finland, the couple reopened Eden-e-Motion this week, amid the new rules on “test and trace”.
Keen to get open and share their new stock and demo bikes with customers, they have created separate designated areas for customers and staff and screens in the shop.
Masks are obligatory unless a person is exempt from the regulations and there is a hand gel station. Bikes will be sanitised if they cross into the customer zone.
Although not compulsory at the shop, customers are also encouraged to check in, for test and trace records.
Paul said: “Electric bikes are becoming more popular as a great way to have fun and keep fit as well as get around and many stockists have run out of stock due to the demand for all types of e-bikes.
“People are not just wanting them as an alternative to taking public transport to work in the cities. They are looking for adventure, fun and fitness, with style.
“We have been led by our customers who have been asking for more performance bikes.
During the lockdown — when we were open as we were officially an essential service — we decided to invest in the best as well as continue to provide a range of good quality e-cycles.
“We are advising those looking for an electric bike to resist rushing to buy whatever they can find on the market and buying something which is unsuitable for them. We are electric bike experts.”