Vélo-City-Girl and the Velosolex

Vélo-City-Girl and the Velosolex. At the Vulpine Cycling Fete on Bastille Day 2013 (in Teddington), we finally managed to get the infamous Vélo-City-Girl to try out her namesake: the Velosolex! Needless to say she beamed out perhaps the biggest electric-bike-induced grin we’ve seen in quite a while.

Solex:  e-Solex

Solex: e-Solex

Designed by Pininfarina, the e-Solex is the classic motorized bike that has risen from the ashes in a contemporary mood!  It oozes personality thanks to its unique look ‘n feel. Easy to handle, the e-Solex can reach speeds up to 25 km/h. The electric engine of this motorized bike is located in the rear wheel hub and provides an autonomy up to 40 km*. Autonomy, speed data, and total counter are displayed on the dashboard screen. Adding to its economical advantages is the 37 V-16 Ah Lithium-Ion Polymer removable battery with a power output of 400Wh. A battery recharge of… Read more →


Leftfield Bikes: Riding, Re-invented We’re busy preparing new bicycles, plus our new spot,

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The brands on offer at Leftfield Bikes are listed on this page in alphabetic order. Click for our recommendations for items best suited to riding in London and the Home Counties. If you are looking for something which isn’t visible on our website, contact us and we’ll arrange it for you: whilst there are over 50,000 items available to us, we only display a limited selection on our website. Abus Locks/Bags Airwheel Ass Saver Mudguard Babboe Family Bikes Bakfiets Bosch AVE Electric Bikes Bud Brake ABS CatEye Centaur Cargo Bikes Chike Dainese Ducati Bicycles Ducati EMX Electric MTB Furo GoCycle… Read more →


Electric Bikes: It’s not Cheating, it’s Transport A bicycle used for the sole purpose of getting from A-B, is ‘Transport’. Priorities include an upright riding position, day-to-day practicality and suitable pricing. These models are destined to spend a lot of time chained up in public areas. Reliability is crucial and this includes relying on the bike to be wherever you leave it, 100% of the time. The electric bicycle has finally come of age. Battery technology is now truly affordable and ‘Pedelecs’ are a pleasure to go considerable distances on without breaking a sweat. As you pedal, they contribute a… Read more →

Gadget Show Live 2012

Try before you buy: Several bikes will be available at The Gadget Show Live 2012’s Test Track! * Terms and Conditions apply. All participants must be aged 18 or older. We will be bringing a variety of demonstrator bicycles to The Gadget Show Live 2012’s Test Track! All bikes will be safety checked before demonstrations and access is on a first come, first served basis. The amount of time each person gets to try out a bike will vary depending on the queue. Manufacturer’s guidelines will also be in place, as not all bikes are suitable for all riders. Several… Read more →

Electric Bikes: It’s not Cheating, it’s Transport.

Steve McQueen owned the predecessor of our 2012 Pininfarina-designed Velosolex. Before the tyres were even pumped-up on our new ‘pedelec‘, two road racers appeared. One observed that it was electric and the other, that it was cheating… and so began the debate: are electric bicycles ‘cheating’? For those unfamiliar with the term, a pedelec is a bicycle with regular pedals plus a battery and motor. As you pedal, the motor adds a little assistance. When you stop pedalling, the assistance stops. It won’t drive on battery power alone: you have to make the effort to reap the rewards. They don’t… Read more →