Aussie commuters put pedal to the metal as sales in E-Bikes accelerate

By: 99 Bikes
 
BRISBANE, Australia - Feb. 3, 2021 - PRLog -- E-bike sales shifted gears in 2020 with demand expected to double again in 2021, according to the head of one of Australia's biggest bike stores.

Founder of 99 Bikes, Matt Turner, said while demand for all types of bikes was up 110% since 2018, it was the sale of E-bikes that had gained real cadence.

"Since 2018, sales of E-bikes have jumped by a whopping 131% nationally. Between April and December last year, sales almost doubled nationally as people emerged from lockdowns, and sought safer, cheaper, healthier and environmentally friendly ways to get around.

"E-commuter bikes, both standard and foldable, have proved very popular while the E-mountain bike has taken the mountain biking world by storm and introduced a whole new demographic to the sport," Mr Turner said.

99 Bikes has created the Green Team, a group of everyday riders aimed at inspiring even more people convert their daily commute to an E-bike.

"We are searching for 15 people who are passionate about making a positive change for themselves and our environment, and are keen to try an E-bike," Mr Turner said.

"We'll give each rider a brand-new E-bike and all the accessories they need to ditch the car and start riding to work. In return, we want to follow their E-bike journey, so more people can see the health, environmental and financial benefits of E-biking."

General Manager of Participation at AusCycling Nicole Adamson said E-bikes had an important role to play in increasing the uptake of cycling in Australia.

"One of the silver linings of COVID-19 has been the thousands of people that have fallen back in love with riding or taken up cycling as a new hobby," Ms Adamson said.

"Our goal is to make Australia a nation of bike riders, and the exciting thing about E-bikes is that it gives everyone, regardless of their fitness level, the option of riding a bike and we are excited to see the riding community in Australia grow as a result."

28-year-old Tessa Jones from Brisbane purchased her first E-Bike three months ago. She said it was money well spent.

"Riding an E-bike to work makes the morning commute quicker and it's so much more relaxing than driving or catching public transport, plus I know I am doing something good for my body," Ms Jones said.

"It also means that I can make a small contribution to reducing emissions and improving the health of our planet."

To apply to be a member of the 99 Bikes Green Team, visit 99bikes.com.au/greenteam (https://www.99bikes.com.au/greenteam) and apply explaining why you should be one of 15 people selected to be on the team.

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