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Louise – Poole
Hi, the Velo is THE BEST thing we have bought! We love it and use it practically everyday. I hardly use my car and reckon we save about £75 per month in fuel (as I drive a big 4×4) not to mention the taxis fares we have saved – we take the bike to the pub or out for dinner now!
It has made the school run with Charlie (who has cerebral palsy) so much easier. It enables me to ride right up to the door and for him to walk in to school – no need for a wheelchair and no stress to find a parking spot outside school.
I was initially a little nervous about riding on the roads with the kids but I have found motorists to be really accommodating and I generally feel very safe and confident to ride around with the kids.
Cannot speak highly enough of the Velo Electrique!
Malik – Sherbourne
Hi all – I am a Londoner recently moved to Sherborne in North Dorset. I must say I could not survive without my ‘Sue-personic’ Velo. Initially a gift for my wife Sue – but I can’t bring myself to give up the pilot seat.
We nip around town on it – perfect for a leisurely pub crawl. Been as far as Thornford (about 4 miles) and handles the hills no problem The kids love it – my son is 4 and daughter 2 – we do the school run together and they get very upset if mum wants to drive in car instead.
Even fun under cover in rain.
Longest expedition so far is Sherborne to Shaftsbury – (about 20 miles each way)
Everyone stops to ask me about my Velo Electrique so expecting an eruption of fellow Electriquers soon!
Mike and Janine Torry – Poole
We bought our Velo in Spring 2013 and were impressed by the speed and efficiency of the service. We found the service to be friendly and personalised, spending time to help set the bike for us and give us a demonstration.
Having test ridden 2 of the significantly more expensive alternatives I can genuinely say this is an excellent product for under half the price of the alternatives. Since we have had it we have dropped the use of our second car for the school run most of the time and having the kids in the front rather than behind you means you can chat to them during the journey and also make sure they behave! Consequently I feel it is a lot safer than the rear attaching buggys. We are lucky enough to live near the beach in Poole and now always bike to the beach, with the journey becoming part of the fun rather than a chore to drive there. It is always nice to ride past a lot of cars stuck in a traffic jam on a busy weekend day whilst enjoying the sun and the ride! Really cant recommend this bike enough.
Guy Cribb – Poole
Some of my happiest times in summer 2013 were cycling my kids to school in the Veloelectric. It’s a twenty minute journey crawling in traffic by car, or a 35 minute cruise along the waterfront paths and through a forest on the electric bike.
I chuck three kids and their bags on board and cruise, loving hearing them talking so much about their surroundings, the birds, the treasure chests and sunken pirate ships, the colours in the sky and giving me ‘bump’ alerts through the forest as we weave through the trees. It is the highlight of my day loving our 35 minute stress free party ride.
I have now bought a stereo for it too so cant wait until next summers disco journeys. We bought ours immediately after test driving it and its proved to be the ultimate traffic jam beater, the perfect family entertainment and the biggest hit ever with the kids.
Annette Huggins – Folkestone
“The Velo Electrique is really really terrific! It has totally changed what I can do with our children – I have injured knees and previously could not do the school run and comfortably get to activities with my younger son. All that has completely changed – I am able to zip around all over the place. I can also go right into school saving lots of time. The trike’s electric motor manages most hills without a problem! It would be very difficult without the motor – in fact I would not be able to use it. There is room for four children, and when there is only one child, there is enough space for a small buggy for going into shops etc. My boys love it and lots of their friends ask for a go in it. I get lots of comments from other parents and children at school and in the neighbourhood admiring it! It is colder than a car in winter, but much cheaper, much healthier and more fun!”
Ella – Exeter
I absolutely love my trike. It has transformed our lives! We can’t afford a second car, and my husband drives our car to work every day so my daughter and I had always caught the bus everywhere. Since we bought the trike we have only caught the bus twice when I was too unwell to cycle. We go out on it most days and can get anywhere in our city with ease. We have big hills in Exeter but with the assist and a good pedal we always get up them. I have never had to get off and push yet. My daughter particularly loves going down the hills and we both cry “wheeeeeeeeee…!!” as we speed down. Much to delighted points and cries from pedestrians and drivers alike!
I am saving so much money from not catching the bus and it is fun and quick and we can get to exactly where we want to go. We have discovered lots of new parts of the city and tried out so many more play parks than before because we can just get right there with no trouble at all. My daughters friends always want a ride when we meet them and many of my friends have tried out the trike too. Hopefully they will soon be riding around on a Velo Electrique cargo trike too!
I have very quickly got fit but without any stress, because it is FUN! A first for me… We love our trike and can’t imagine life without it.
Below is a photo of just how much our trike has carried. Thought fun to show you! This is a few months of glass recycling that would normally fill the boot of the car…