Frequently Asked Questions - Bicycles

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Cornish Electric Bike Tours use Gepida electric assisted bicycles. These electric bicycles are very smooth and easy to use, almost like riding a regular bicycle - but with super powers.

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If you enjoy riding comfortable, classy bicycles you'll feel right at home with Cornish Electric Bike Tours.

One of the coolest things about the Gepida electric bike is the adjustable handlebars which allow you to pick a riding position comfortable to you. Combine that with the plush suspension seat and you've got one smooth ride.

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Yes, but the electric assistance starts when you pedal, leaving little work for you to do.

The bicycle reads your pedaling power and combines it with a boost from the motor.  It really feels as if you have gained extra strength, a second wind, and the confidence to go farther than you would normally.

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Our bicycles are suitable for use by men or women

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The distance varies from 18 miles (30km) to 55 miles (90km) depending on how many hill climbs there are and conditions such as wind resistance.

The battery also runs out quicker depending on what mode you have it in, ie. eco, normal or sport.

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No, the bikes are very quiet making them ideal for exploring Cornish lanes without disturbing any wildlife

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The battery is removable  and a special charger is supplied for use in any power socket.

The battery needs approximately four hours for a full charge, enough for around 50 km to 70 km of mixed use and more than 90 km in ECO mode.

Factors effecting the range of a full battery include the weight of the rider, cycling style, the frequency of stops and starts, tyre pressure, the mode selected and the weather.

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Originally designed as alternative transportation for European commuters. With that in mind the Gepida Reptila was designed to be super reliable, well built, and very dependable.

These amazing electric bicycles use a pedal assist system which runs in the background delivering smooth assistance without making you feel like you're riding a moped. The bicycle reads your pedaling power and combines it with a boost from the motor, making the Gepida Reptila a truly hybrid electric bicycle.  It really feels as if you have gained extra strength, a second wind, and the confidence to go farther than you would normally.

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We use the best, quality electric bikes - Gepida.  They have 8 gears and 5 electric settings

  • Off - just like a normal bike
  • Eco - 30% more power than you put in
  • Tour
  • Sport
  • Turbo - Takes you up the steepest hills in Cornwall without having to get off and push!