Rikus Grobler | Jun 20, 2017 | 0
Test ride the Fatbike and stand a chance to become its owner
SunCycles is giving away an electic bicycle at the Namibian Tourism Expo currently running at the showgrounds in Windhoek. The lucky winner will be drawn in a raffle on Saturday 03 June 2017 at the conclusion of the expo.
It may not be a Harley but the prize bicycle shares its good looks with the Fatboy. Called the Fat-e, this bicycle folds in two to fit into the back of a bakkie or a car’s boot. The Fat-e sports extra broad tyres to move smoothly on the beach, through the bush and over dunes, according to SunCycles.
“It’s fitted with a less powerful motor than our usual fatbike – perfect for adventurers who don’t need as much additional support” they said adding that this particular Fat-e is “looking for an adventurer to take it on an incredibly journey.”
Any cyclists or would-be cycling adventurer who wants to drive the Fat-e away from the expo needs to like SunCycles on Facebook, then visit their stall at the expo, and then take it for a test ride after paying N$50 for the privilege.
This opportunity is only available to cyclists older than 16. The winner will be announced at the expo at 16:00 on Saturday and the ticket holder must be present to qualify.
Explaining the electric bike concept, SunCycles said it “is like a normal bicycle, but better: the battery and motor provide the rider with plenty of extra support to go uphill or cover longer distances, without the usual exhaustion.”
“What’s more, electric bicycle batteries can be recharged, for free, by the Namibian sun. Solar recharge systems provide energy in all sunny regions to keep e-bikes going strong and wallets happy. Batteries can also be recharged via conventional mains electricity.”
SunCycles Namibia is a social enterprise that specialises in e-mobility and solar recharge systems with the aim to mobilise Namibians, one solar e-bike at a time.