Every year around 8,500 new motorhomes are registered with the DVLA, The market in the UK is growing at a rate of over 15% per annum. The community of 135,000 motorhome owners in Britain is growing rapidly. Western Europe is now the second largest electric bike market in the world with annual sales expected to top 3.3 million by 2023. The popularity of electric bikes is also moving up a few gears and the two make a natural pairing, motorhomes and electric bikes appeal to similar demographics. The two are are a match made in recreational heaven.
Like the cherry on top of the proverbial cake, motorhome owners have been quick to spot that taking an electric bike along for the ride adds to their sense of freedom and let’s them climb higher, go further and see more. Park up, get in the saddle and discover the countryside, stress-free. An electric bike is now the single most sought-after accessory for motorhome owners across Europe.
Your ideal travelling companions
The surge in popularity of electric bikes among motorhome owners is easy to explain. Motorhomes are a fun, economic and relatively independent means of exploring the UK and Europe, but they have their limits. Nipping out in your motorhome for a five-minute drive to pick up a few provisions is not always as simple as it sounds, particularly on small country lanes. Going off-track completely and getting up close and personal with the great outdoors is practically impossible in a motorhome, an electric bike enhances your travels in so many ways, no limitations, just opportunities.
You don’t have to pack up your motorhome every time you want to go sightseeing, simply hop on your bike and you’re free to effortlessly explore remote regions, confident in the knowledge that if you do start to get tired, flag or just need a bit of help, you can get back to the comfort of your motorhome with the flick of a switch. Some of the more out-of-the-way attractions may be inaccessible by anything but bike, and an electric bike in particular. Wayside cafes, busy street markets, or spectacular beauty spots at the top of winding mountain roads, no sweat with the right electric bike.
An electric bike makes running a few errands in the nearest village a breeze, no more sitting in traffic, trying to find a parking space or worrying about how safe your motorhome is in town. Steep hills, strong headwinds, long distances are not an issue. Zip in and out on your electric bike.
Giving motorhome owners a new lease of life
If giving you the freedom to explore parts your motorhome can’t reach wasn’t reason enough, let’s briefly touch on the health benefits an electric bike offers. By getting your legs pedalling and your heart pumping, you engage in a workout that’s high in healthy cardio and low in dangerous impact. With an electric bike, you can pedal as hard and fast as you want, knowing that if you push yourself too hard, you can complete your workout by smoothly sailing back to your motorhome with the help of the power of your electric motor.
Which bike ticks all the boxes?
So, motorhomes and electric bikes, the perfect match. Like strawberries and cream, fish and chips, or Bogart and Bacall, they were made to go together. You just need to find the one that’s right for you…as we’ve said, it’s a growing market and there are many contenders, but the range recently developed by MARK 2 ticks all the boxes. We analysed other ebikes then worked hard to be the best. Tarmac or trail, off road or on, MARK 2’s X-Cross and Scrambler electric bikes are ideal for adventurous motorhome owners who want to go further.
Storage? Check. Anyone who owns a motorhome will tell you space is at a premium. The beauty of a MARK 2 electric bike is that it’s simple to store on a rack outside the motorhome itself, a space not usually needed for anything else. Power? Check. With nearly twice the battery capacity of its nearest competitor and an outstanding 30 – 60-mile range, a MARK 2 will keep you going from dawn to dusk. Reliability, ease of use, full two-year guarantee? Check, check and, indeed, check. Finally, price? Check. Taking a MARK 2 electric bike away with you to explore the world certainly won’t cost you the earth, it’s possibly the best investment you’ll make in your future.
For more information about MARK 2 electric bikes, or to arrange a test ride, simply contact us on: 0800 471 4751 or email [email protected]