Isle of Wight Re-Charging Stations
The distance the battery on your electric bike will take you depends on how many hills you have to go up and local conditions. You can vary the amount of assistance from the motor and the amount of effort you put into the pedalling both of which extend the range of the bike.
Below is a list of pubs and cafes on the Island which are keen to see the increase in electric bicycle use as part of keeping the Island beautiful and have agreed that "ebikers" can plug in while they visit as a customer.
Bembridge, Pilot Boat Inn, Station Road PO35 5NN
Chale Green, Chale Green Stores, PO38 2JN
Freshwater, Kath’s Kitchen, Kings Manor Farm Shop, PO40 9TL (off Copse Lane)
Godshill, Brownrigg’s Farm Shop & Café. (On the road to Newport)
Havenstreet, The Isle of Wight Steam Railway, PO33 4DS
Hulverstone, Sun Inn, PO30 4EH. (On the B3399 between Brook and Brighstone)
Lake, Powerbike World Showroom, PO36 9PL. (Industrial Estate off the Morrisons roundabout)
Newport, The Blacksmiths Arms, Calbourne Rd (On the B3401 between Calbourne and C”brooke)
Ningwood, The Horse and Groom, Newport Road, (on the A3054 from Yarmouth to Newport
Niton, Buddle Inn, PO38 2NE (close to St Catherine’s Point)
Newchurch, Pedallers Café Langbridge. PO36 0NP (on the cycle track)
Newchurch, The Pointers Inn, High St, PO36 0NN
Ryde, Delicious Café, Esplanade, PO33 2HE
Ryde, Made on The Isle of Wight, Bullen Rd, PO33 1QE.
Ryde The Big Kahuna Bar , Sandy Slipway, PO33 1JD
Seaview, The Boathouse, PO34 5AW (On the sea front by Appley Park)
Seaview, The Old Fort Bar/Cafe, Esplanade, PO35 5HB,
Shalfleet, The New Inn, PO30 4NS (On the A3054 from Yarmouth to Newport )
Shanklin, Vernon Cottage, 1 Eastcliffe Road, Shanklin, PO37 6AA
Ventnor, El Toro Contento, 2 Pier Street, PO38 1 ST
Ventnor, Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Undrcliff Drive, PO38 1UL
Wootton, Briddlesford Lodge Farm, Bluebells Café, Briddlesford Road, PO33 4RY
Yarmouth, Wight Cycle Hire, Yarmouth Station, Station Road, PO41 0QT
It is important that the battery is not turned on while charging, so it is safest to remove the keys before plugging in to the power source and turning on.
Example of a modern solar powered electric bike charging point