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AVE exclusive e-Bike leasing scheme launches for ABN holders

Posted by Nick Willis on Jun 27, 2018 6:15:00 AM

With growing congestion costing the Australian economy billions of dollars per year, and average speeds in peak hour falling to less than 25 KPH in our capital cities,  Brisbane based e-bike manufacturer AVE, has launched Australia's first e-bike leasing scheme for ABN holders. 

"e-bikes have huge role to play in solving our congestion problem, our growing concerns over air quality in our cities, and increasing levels of obesity and inactivity in the workplace.   Unlike our more well known self driving electric car counterparts,  you don't need to dig expensive tunnels to take advantage of our congestion beating  e-bikes.  Just jump on and start riding"  said AVE CEO, Nick Willis.

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Topics: Press Release

E-Bike Tour Destination – Australia’s Rail Trails

Posted by e-bike World Record Holder Gary Corbett on May 26, 2018 2:42:07 PM

In case you hadn't noticed global cycle tourism, and in particular e-bike tourism  is on the rise.  Australia has been playing catch up, but the overwhelming  social, economic, and health benefits associated with redeveloping abandoned railway infrastructure have led to significant upgrades in recent years.

With new investment and continued support from local communities,  the resultant rail trails, shared-use paths recycled from abandoned railway corridors used for cycling, walking and horse riding, are slowly being opened up to the public  across the country.

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Topics: Travel & Adventure

Enjoy Everything Australia has to Offer on an E-Bike

Posted by e-bike World Record Holder Gary Corbett on May 24, 2018 12:21:47 PM


It is, unfortunately, a symptom of the relative immaturity of the majority of the cycle touring community in Australia - the belief that the best cycle touring adventures can only be enjoyed overseas.

Sure, France is a dream destination for a host of reasons; Germany and The Netherlands have amazing cycling infrastructure and the west coast of Ireland should be on every cycle tourist’s bucket list, but as the E-Bike Cycle Tourists have discovered much to their delight over the past few weeks there is also much to like about cycle touring in Australia.

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Topics: Travel & Adventure

Discovering Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney by Electric Bike

Posted by e-bike World Record Holder Gary Corbett on May 3, 2018 10:03:37 AM

Melbourne, for the uninitiated visitor, is an e-biker’s delight.  With a cycling culture as developed as the cities’ world class network of cycle paths it is a destination that should be on the bucket list of all keen cyclists – of both the e-bike and non-ebike persuasion.

After exploring – and enjoying - a selection of Victoria’s rail trails and the e-mountain biking on offer at the ski fields of Mt Buller, Mt Buffalo and Falls Creek, my wife, Rachel, and I headed back to Melbourne with one intention – to ride our AVE Adventure bikes on as many cycle trails as possible in the precious few days we had available.

Prior to arriving in Melbourne there was no way, we believed, that we could have as much fun cycling in a city as big as Melbourne as we did in country Victoria.

But let me tell you here and now that we were wrong, very wrong.

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Topics: Travel & Adventure

3-Peaks AVE Electric Bike Challenge and the Rail Trails of Victoria

Posted by e-bike World Record Holder Gary Corbett on Apr 11, 2018 6:22:35 PM



Well, what a week of e-biking, exploring and discovery it has been!

With our ongoing search for a suitable Brisbane to Melbourne e-bike cycle touring route still a work in progress, the focus of the past week has been on doing as much riding on the E-Bike Cycle Tourists’ AVE SH11 and TH11 Adventure electric bikes as possible.

As such every opportunity was taken at stops between Sydney and Melbourne – where my previous blog was filed – to go cycle touring before eventually collecting Mrs E-Bike Cycle Tourist from Melbourne Airport for the mad dash to the rail trails and ski fields of eastern and central Victoria.

And to say that we are happy about finally being on the road again on our AVE electric bikes is without a shadow of a doubt an understatement of monumental proportions. Suffice to say it is hard to wipe the e-bike smiles off our faces!

So far we have conquered the East Gippsland Rail Trail, the Great Southern Rail Trail, the Yarra Trail in Melbourne and are currently camped at Bonnie Doon on the Great Victorian Rail Trail where we plan to ride approximately 130kms over the next couple of days.

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Topics: Travel & Adventure

E-Bike Cycle Touring from Brisbane to Melbourne 

Posted by e-bike World Record Holder Gary Corbett on Mar 29, 2018 10:38:31 AM

It was without a shadow of doubt one of the most frequently asked questions the E-Bike Cycle Tourists fielded during our 27,800km world record-breaking e-bike adventure.

“Why did you decide to set a new world ebike long distance record in mainland Europe and the UK and not your home country of Australia?”

Aside from the fact that we are unabashed Europhiles – we simply can’t get enough of the culture, scenery and history that Europe, the UK and Ireland offers – the truth of the matter is that when we were planning our trip we truly didn’t believe it was safe enough to cycle anything up to 30,000kms on Australian roads.

Given the well recorded antipathy Australian drivers show to cyclists we couldn’t for the life of us see how we could safely negotiate the big distances required to set a world record – so Europe it was.

As a result, given all of the above, even I am having difficulty believing what I have been doing over the past three days - scouting a suitable route for a planned Brisbane to Melbourne e-bike tour on our AVE Adventure SH11 and TH11 electric bikes at some stage in the near future.

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Topics: Travel & Adventure

The e-Bike Cycle Tourists head for Victorian High Country 

Posted by e-bike World Record Holder Gary Corbett on Mar 21, 2018 12:12:47 PM

Eighteen months after returning to Australia with a new world record of 27,800kms firmly in our keeping for the longest continuous e-bike journey ever completed, it’s finally time to hit the road again.

And make no mistake; the E-Bike Cycle Tourists couldn’t be happier!

Unfortunately the journey this time around will take considerable less time than the 16 months our record-breaking jaunt around mainland Europe and the UK took and there is also absolutely no chance this time around of us bettering our own world record.

But that in no way dilutes the excitement we are feeling in the lead-up to heading off again on our AVE Adventure E-Bikes ... a good analogy is that we are two e-bike cycle touring addicts who are absolutely craving our next, imminent, touring hit.

So what is the plan?

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Topics: Travel & Adventure

If health is the new wealth. e-Bikes are worth their weight in gold.

Posted by e-bike World Record Holder Gary Corbett on Mar 16, 2018 10:30:24 AM

With the graph of worldwide e-bike sales showing a steady and upward trend, a number of positive health-related outcomes have emerged, especially for people in the 40-plus age category.

First and foremost medical professionals have seen a direct correlation between e-bike ownership and overall health, but just as importantly e-bike owners themselves – many of whom have returned to cycling for the first time in many years - are reporting a wide range of associated health benefits.

And right at the top of the list is the fact that they are happier.

Yes, that is right, even after minimal e-biking on a regular basis people are reporting that they are healthier and fitter, have significantly greater aerobic fitness, better blood sugar control, have lost weight and that they are HAPPIER.

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Topics: Health & Fitness

AVE Electric Bikes Launches in Australia. First stop Electric Bikes Brisbane.

Posted by e-bike World Record Holder Gary Corbett on Mar 9, 2018 8:02:43 AM

In a major vote of confidence in the future of the fledgling e-bike industry in Australia, the first – and only – ‘Made in Australia’ range of street legal e-bikes was officially launched onto the market in Brisbane at the weekend.

The official launch at Electric Bikes Brisbane on March 3 and 4 attracted a large crowd of people keen to see the AVE range of e-bikes for themselves and to test ride the bike of their choice.

A highlight of the launch was a presentation by special guests Gary and Rachel Corbett - better known within the electric bike industry as the E-Bike Cycle Tourists - who currently hold the world record of 27,800kms for the longest continuous e-bike journey ever completed.

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Topics: Press Release

Lower cost two wheeled Tesla alternative launches in Brisbane 

Posted by Nick Willis on Feb 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Local Brisbane business owner and AVE (Advanced Vehicle Engineering) CEO Nick Willis launched his own electric vehicle start up here in Brisbane on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March.

"Whilst we won't be sending one of our Carbon Fibre Electric Bikes into orbit, we will be offering guided rides up to the summit of Mt Cootha to showcase just how capable our e-bikes are"

"We have huge respect for Tesla, and the amazing work they've done to raise the awareness of electric vehicles.  However electric and self driving cars still fall short when it comes to tackling road congestion, and promoting a healthy active lifestyle.  With a range of >100Km+ per charge and average speeds during peak hour that will leave even a Model S in its wake , we truly believe that our range of e-bikes are a genuine car/electric car replacement"
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Topics: Press Release

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