Glasgow Store

Skootz Glasgow - Electric Bikes and Electric Scooters in Glasgow

Come and visit us at our new Glasgow store located on Dumbarton Road in Partick. We sell e-bikes, electric scooters, and plenty of accessories and parts from leading brands. Our expert team provide services and repairs in-store, and are on hand to answer any questions you may have as well as give you useful tips and advice. We also offer free in-store collection and pay cash for your old electric bike or electric scooter. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Why you should own an e-bike or e-scooter in Glasgow

The way we choose to travel is under scrutiny like never before. The railways in the UK are amongst the most expensive in Europe. Bus services are notoriously unreliable. Despite the rising costs of fuel and taxation, the car remains the mode of choice for those that can afford to own one. Until public transport is given a radical overhaul, this is likely to remain the case. Electricity is the answer However, for city dwellers, there are other ways of getting around that are among the cheapest and greenest available. Walk into any electric bike shop in Glasgow and you will see that, while the price of electric cars remains absurdly high, the cost of e-bikes in Glasgow is surprisingly reasonable. For a comparatively modest investment you are gaining access to a technology that is already changing habits across the world. An electric bike is the perfect solution for anyone who needs to make short local journeys in a big city like Glasgow. They make cycling accessible to everyone, including the elderly, eliminating the challenge of uphill pedalling which puts many people off. An e-bike makes the world effectively flat. Provided that their maximum powered speed is no more than 25 km/h, their motor no bigger than 250w and they retain their pedal function, they can be ridden on the roads as freely as push-bikes. No licence, tax or insurance is required, and you don't even have to pass a cycling proficiency test. E-bikes in Glasgow are catching on fast and the number of shops that cater to the growing public appetite is rising. Plenty of knowledge and expertise is therefore widely available to guide anyone who is interested in joining this green cycling revolution.

Is it legal to own an e-scooter in Glasgow?

While electric bikes have been readily accepted by both law and public opinion into the everyday life of the community, it's a different story for electric scooters. There has been a lot of controversy about their safety, which reports of truly tragic injuries and even deaths apparently connected with their misuse. For this reason, there are far more limited circumstances in which you can legally ride an e scooter in Glasgow. Yes, you can legally buy and own one, but you are not permitted to ride a privately owned one in any public space. That doesn't simply mean road and pavements but includes pedestrianised areas and parks. You will currently be restricted to private land only and even then you must have the consent of the landowner. In many towns and cities in England, e-scooter trial schemes are being conducted but as yet there is no such initiative in Scotland. Industry experts believe it is only a matter of time before e-scooters gain legal approval, but it remains to be seen what obligations will be placed on riders.

So why buy an electric scooter in Glasgow?

Well, for the time being, it may not be a practical or legal answer to the problems of congestion and pollution, but it is immensely enjoyable and there are plenty of places in and around the city where you can obtain permission to ride safely and within the law. Eventually, we can expect to see them in use all over the city, so why not get on board now and join in the fun? Electrically powered bikes and scooters have been the dream of inventors since the first batteries were created. After decades in which they remained an impractical proposition, the development of technology means we can now make use of relatively light batteries capable of being quickly charged and able to hold enough power for journeys of several miles. Today it's bikes, tomorrow it will be scooters. Why not find out what the buzz is all about?

 

Where to find us:

Visit our store: Skootz, 399 Dumbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow, G11 6BE

Tel: 0141 334 7059