Ride the night charity event may 2019

Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by largeandlovely, 11 Mar 2019.

  1. largeandlovely

    largeandlovely Member

    I have registered to do the 100km charity ride in May for women's cancer charity.
    I have a haibike sduro with a bosch 500 battery which I am now aware that the range of this won't be sufficient to ride this distance.
    I am wondering if there is any way I could 'borrow' a spare just for this event?
  2. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    You would need to say where you are (I assume Tibshelf near Mansfield), what type of bike you are after and what size you were. However, to be honest you may struggle to find someone to hand over their pride and joy to a brand new member who they don't know, no matter how cool their headgear is.

    Having said that, I have a couple of bikes I would not be totally distraught to lose. One of them is too small for me, so could potentially work for someone 5'10".
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  3. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I think the dealer I bought Mrs Slicks e-bike would hire a battery out as he does hire bikes so not such a leap. Is there anyone close by who could even bire you a battery for the second half of your challenge?

    Good luck by the way, I'm doing something similar in Glasgow for BHF.
  4. OP

    largeandlovely Member

    Thanks for your replies. I know I am a new member and that is not in my favour!
    I will explore the potential options of a dealer hiring a battery,
    Regards, Sharon x
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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Are you planning to use assistance during the whole ride ?
    Surely if you use it only when needed , you might get away with one battery ?
    Can you not boost it en route ?
  6. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    You are correct that a 500wh battery will struggle to do 100km, unless you could manage on lowest Eco setting, or ride unassisted for 20 or 30km.

    Topping up on the way is a possibility, but charge rates are relatively slow.

    Even if you stopped for an hour - probably longer than you want to - you would only manage to put enough charge in the battery for an extra few kms.

    In your favour is the Bosch system is popular - for an ebike - so there are batteries in the hands of owners and dealers.

    Against you is the near impossibility of shipping a battery, so one you could hire/borrow needs to be local.
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