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3 Jan 2024

For our latest retailer spotlight, we spoke with Steven Grimwood from the brilliant Elmy Cycles in Ipswich, who has been working in the cycle trade since he was 14 years old

3 Jan 2024

Bike theft in the UK has effectively been 'decriminalised' as more than 365,000 cases went unsolved in the last five years, the Liberal Democrats have claimed.

3 Jan 2024

A new year means new challenges – but also new opportunities for cycle traders too and planning now so you can gain a competitive advantage and thrive in the warmer months will be key to...

2 Jan 2024

Hudjo is the first online marketplace that lets cyclists park with locals, which relieves the anxiety of parking your bike. 

20 Dec 2023

The ACT office will be open as usual (9am-5pm) for the majority of the Christmas period, with some exceptions.

19 Dec 2023

Bira's CEO, Andrew Goodacre, took the spotlight on BBC Breakfast this week and later spoke with Nicky Campbell on BBC Radio 5 Live, shedding light on the rise in retail crime and shop theft,...

14 Dec 2023

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has issued a new safety message, highlighting the steps people should take when owning or thinking of buying an e-bike or scooter.

13 Dec 2023

A bike shop that was created to provide jobs for ex-offenders leaving prison has now become a safe space for people to park their bikes.

11 Dec 2023

ACT member On The Brakes in Leigh on Sea, Essex is celebrating after being named independent business of the year in a local competition set up by a local MP to celebrate the “incredible...

11 Dec 2023

A controversial ban on e-bikes in certain pedestrianised parts of Coventry city centre has come into force, with the deputy leader of the council warning that riders can expect strict...

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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 VoltÖ

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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