With winter almost behind us and spring on the way, now is the perfect time to consider getting on a bike. The Peninsula’s oldest bicycle store, Peninsula Star Cycles in Frankston should be your first point of call, be it for a new bike or to get your current bike serviced in the fully equipped workshop.
Store manager John Billing says that for those who struggle with hills or aren’t too sure if they have the stamina, an electric bike — or eBike, as they are also known — might be a perfect option to get out and explore on two wheels. “The great thing about eBikes is that you still get the health benefits of a normal bike.”
John also warns people to be careful of cheaper non-compliant eBikes on the market. “Many people aren’t fully aware of the legalities and as such quite often purchase bikes which by law classify as a motorcycle, meaning they not only need to be registered, but the rider needs a motorcycle licence. To be legally classified as an eBike, the motor needs to only function whilst you are pedalling, so no throttles of any description, and it also has to cut out at 25km/h. Of course, you can still pedal faster if you wish. The eBikes we sell are fully compliant with law to be classified as an eBike, meaning no registration or licence is required.”
Open seven days for your convenience, Peninsula Star Cycles has a great range of bikes to choose from, including electric hybrid and mountain bikes, as well as a huge selection of traditional hybrid, mountain, road, BMX and children’s bikes. Pop in and see the team today or visit the website at www.peninsulastarcycles.com.au
PENINSULA STAR CYCLES
A: 48 Playne St, Frankston
T: 9783 2266