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11 Dec 2023

It has been reported that The Cycle Show, the major industry event held at London's Alexandra Palace and which this year celebrated its 20th anniversary, has fallen victim to the challenging...

30 Nov 2023

New research from Lime entitled “Tackling the Gender Pedal Gap” has most women facing barriers to cycling, including poorly lit streets and isolated routes. The report claims...

27 Nov 2023

Torq Zone Academy, a leading institution of vocational training in South Africa, has been re-accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), for another five years, to offer...

27 Nov 2023

Cycling UK has released its annual 100 Women in Cycling list for 2023, the seventh such initiative to celebrate women across the British cycling community and those who inspire others to cycle.

27 Nov 2023

The former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Lord Hogan-Howe, has said number plates should be introduced on the back of bikes to stop so many cyclists being a danger on...

23 Nov 2023

Retail sector leaders have expressed a range of concerns, from taxation to business rates, following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement this week.

15 Nov 2023

The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA), which works with over 6,000 independent businesses of all sizes across the UK, has outlined its expectations from the government...

14 Nov 2023

ACT member and Cytech-accredited Stonehaven shop Bike Remedy has been given permission to expand its offering by building a bike shelter and tool station outside its premises.

14 Nov 2023

As more people turn to cycling, more jobs are being created in the industry, according to an article in The Sun.

14 Nov 2023

Cytech Training Scotland, proudly operated by Bike for Good, is thrilled to celebrate a year of remarkable achievements in providing top-notch Cytech bicycle maintenance training. Over the past...

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A journey from quad bike accident to triumphant climb up Snowdon, via an e-bike

Posted on in Cycles News by Voltâ„¢

A few years ago Charlotte Florence’s dream trip to Costa Rica quickly turned into a nightmare after a quad bike crash, leaving her paralysed face down in the jungle. Charlotte fell from the road's edge down a sheer drop and her quad bike tumbled straight down after her, shattering her spine. She suffered an L2 incomplete spinal cord injury with a bleak prognosis – doctors told her she would never walk again.

Charlotte VOLT E-Bike

However Charlotte wasn’t one to accept such a fate and has since defied doctor’s predictions. Two years later with unwavering determination she’s back on her feet and in fact, has recently successfully climbed Snowdon! Supported by the Millimetres 2 Mountains foundation, Charlotte’s physical recovery has been further aided by using a VOLT e-bike. With Charlotte unable to push off and begin cycling by herself, the bike’s motorised assistance was vital to her recovery.

Charlotte’s story highlights how human determination empowered by technology can make the impossible possible and deliver life-changing results, and also shows the benefits of e-bikes.

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