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Electric bikes for the workforce & team building


I'm sending you some information from UK Electric Bike Company based in Kent, that you might be interested in, if you are writing features on, for example:
Electric bikes
Sustainable travel
Different ways to travel to work
Where to start with an electric bike
Unusual corporate days out
Unusual staff benefits / wellbeing ideas  
The pandemic saw a surge in cycling, with many people waiting months to get a bike and electric bikes were a part of the popularity. What started as a leisure activity has now become a mode of travel or commute for some.
Electric bikes make cycling an option for people who might not have got on or back on a bike and being green, they are a sensible option in today's climate crisis for companies looking to make a difference.

They can be used for:
Cycle to work schemes
Green fleets (they have couriers signed up)
Sustainability efforts
Employee benefits
Staff team building
Corporate entertaining

Please let me know if you would like any further information or images - we can provide what you need for your article or feature.

Photos can be found here: 
Best wishes, 
Sarah Hawes 
Izzy PR 
07748 631100


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MEDIA RELEASE: Monday, Feb 28th, 2022

Electric bikes for business and pleasure - the Biddenden company peddling green

Climate change, going green, and being eco - businesses are always looking for ways to meet their targets and a Kentish company is helping to pedal forward with them.

The UK Electric Bike Centre founder Marcus Van Der Gaag is on a mission to convince companies that e-bikes are future for their fleets, cycle to work schemes, tax incentive schemes, staff perks or wellbeing.

He launched the Biddenden company in 2013, specialising in electric bike hire and sales. He now offers service and maintenance, repairs and self-guided recreational tours too and has seen his bikes hired by celebrities, big corporates like Google, Pret a Manger, and also appear on TV.
His latest signing, a courier company, has also taken Marcus up on his leasing partnership to ensure he has all of the vital health and safety paperwork covered.

Marcus said: "If people are interested in e-bikes and don't know where to start, start with us. We will tell you all you need to know for buying or leasing for leisure or business, plus we can get you on a bike to try them too.
"For businesses, it's a great way to turn your fleet green, start a cycle to work scheme, give staff a perk or increase wellbeing. We provide everything, including health and safety paperwork too.
"They've got a 60-mile range so you can get there and back without worrying about having to rely on your legs alone!
"The cost might come as a surprise too - we can lease five bikes for as little as £65 a week, plus we offer a maintenance package or training to someone on your staff to ensure the bikes are always in good repair.
"They're also good fun for staff team building too and we've had all sorts of businesses here enjoying days out on the bikes with us."

With business comes pleasure - and Marcus has taken many bookings for team building days, staff treats, client hospitality and corporate events.
Self-guided vineyard tours are popular, and with the UK Staycation now ‘a thing', weekends are getting booked up for leisure trips too.
The company is linked up with various Kentish vineyards, plus Shepherd Neame and Old Dairy Brewery to offer vineyard tours or pub and pie routes.

The experiences combine being green with superb wine, great food and Mother Nature's tonic of the great outdoors.

And the company has just picked up another award - in the Travel & Tourism category of the Lux Life magazine awards, which adds to their collection of TripAdvisor awards.

Marcus said: "Maybe you think you're too old for a bike, or maybe you don't feel you have the stamina. Last year, our most senior cyclist was 89 years old, who cycled 20 miles in a week!
"There are very few barriers to electric cycling, whether it's for work or pleasure and we are keen to answer people's questions so they can go electric with confidence."

An e-bike motor works by automatically switching on a motor when you pedal. There are various levels of assistance, but the maximum speed is 15.5mph, or you can of course, just use it as normal pedal bike if you fancy putting a bit more effort in.


Notes to editors:
Photos sent with this media release are only to be used with stories published about UK Electric Bike Centre.
Marcus Van Der Gaag is available for comment should you need further information, broadcast interview or comment.
Please contact Sarah Hawes at Izzy PR for contact – / 07748 631100.