10 Dec GOCYCLE BIKE IS ONE OF THE BEST INVENTIONS OF 2020
Gocycle has achieved recognition on the international stage with its fast-folding GXi model being named as one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020.
Each year the iconic US magazine reveals its list of the 100 Best Inventions – nominated by its editors and correspondents – that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun.
The GXi was praised for being comfy, fast, and easy to fold and charge.
TIME reporter, Patrick Lucas Austin, reviewed the GXi, saying: “Electric bikes are more popular than ever, but finding a place to store them, especially in smaller living spaces, is a big problem. The Gocycle GXi solves that by folding into a package about 2 ft tall and 14 in wide. But don’t let the bike’s small size fool you: the GXi is a comfy ride that can hit speeds of 20 mph, with up to 50 miles of electric-assisted range.
“Spoke-free, side-mounted wheels make for quick tyre changes, and a compact, removable battery makes it simple to recharge almost anywhere. And with an app that lets you customize how much power the bike delivers and when, you can expect a smooth experience no matter where you ride.”
Richard Thorpe, Gocycle Designer and Founder, said: “We are absolutely delighted with this accolade for our fast-folding GXi – you don’t get much more prestigious than TIME! Breaking the mould isn’t easy and this award is a testament to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes here at Gocycle.”
He added: “The challenges of 2020 have given the world a chance to reset and assess how we do things, how we move around and how we look after ourselves. More people than ever are switching onto the enormous health and lifestyle benefits that comes with two-wheeled electric travel.”
TIME’s recognition caps off a year which has seen Gocycle achieve 50% growth in global sales.