Bike Shack (Petersfield) Ltd
Rear of 40, Dragon Street,
Petersfield, GU31 4JJ
Petersfield Cycles Electric Bike Test Day Report
The electric bike test day organised by Petersfield Cycles on Thursday in the town square proved to be a massive success. Manager Martin Brown said ‘We set up the day to give local people the chance to try the new eBikes and to give people the opportunity to try something different and get feedback from it. We were nervous as to how it would go, if people would turn up and most of all if the public would actually try the bikes.
It turned out to be much better that originally anticipated with people arriving from all over the south not just from Petersfield. We had a mix of different people throughout the day; some were just passing by and having a go whereas some were already in the market for an electric bike and had travelled from all over just to have a go and see the bikes in the flesh.
In fact for most of the day it wasn’t a case of getting people to try the eBikes it was more the case of not having enough eBikes for people to try! We had eight models for test and across all the models we sat more than two hundred people on the eBikes through the course of the day. Many people were very surprised at how well the bikes actually performed and every person who took a bike out came back with a smile on their face and for most the word was ‘wow – that was not what I expected’ while for some of the older generation the words were ‘it made me feel 30 years younger!’ Across the board everyone was very impressed and people definitely went away with good impressions.
A big thanks to Lloyd Clarkson who travelled from Nottingham at the crack of dawn to join us on the day, he was brilliant in supplying the bikes for demo and being there to provide any technical knowledge needed by the public. Lloyd quoted ‘The test day at Petersfield was one of the more eventful test days I have done, it turned out to be a great day and was made better by some of the friendly locals to the town. It was a good atmosphere all round’.
Martin Brown added ‘with sales on the day and many more follow-ups to come it proved to be a success. With some of the sales coming from passers by who had never even thought of buying an eBike before! In fact we didn’t even anticipate any sales we just wanted people to try them out. With this in mind we will be performing another very similar day however in Medstead this time, so anyone who could not make it down previously will be given a second chance to come and see what all the fuss is about. It will be taking place on Saturday 14th May, 11am - 1pm in the Doctors Surgery Car Park, Lymington Bottom Road, Medstead GU34 5EW
Alternatively please come and visit us in the shop situated on Dragon Street for more details.
A big thanks to everyone who made it one the day!