When a former Olympic champion gets their hands on a range of bikes, you can guarantee design, quality and precision for outstanding performance.

With an existing range already in place, these new electric bike models promise the same aesthetic feel and unique componentry as the non-electric models.

Blue accents feature on a sleek white frame, with premium finishes on the saddle and handlebars, which are enveloped in butter-soft brown leather. Chrome detailing on the bike bell compliment the gold signature from the lady herself, adding the perfect finishing touch!

Now you may be wondering, ‘if I can find this quality detailing on a classic Pendleton, why would I choose an E-bike?’, even Pendleton herself needed a little convincing…

At first I was a bit sceptical, like ‘no, it’s not really my thing, it feels a bit like you’re cheating’…to be honest. But then I was in the States with my uncle…I gave it a little boost on the hills, and it was brilliant – I had so much fun whizzing along!

With an E-bike, you can enjoy getting out and about in the fresh air without the worry of turning up dishevelled, all the while making an impression on a seriously good looking set of wheels. What’s more, there’s the option to switch from pedal to power without taking your hands off the handlebars. Add a little oomph for those tougher climbs, then let your hair down and cycle freely as if you were on a standard bike. It’s a little bit like 2 for 1, all wrapped up in one beautifully stylish frame which is sure to get you noticed.

And if that’s not enough, take Victoria’s word for it:

It also means different abilities can ride together. So I can ride along with it on ‘1’ and my mum can ride alongside me with it on ‘3’. And as you get fitter you can use less power – it’s good training all the same. You’re still turning the pedals and you don’t get the power without applying force.

The Somerby will also be available to buy as part of the Cycle 2 Work scheme, which means you can purchase the bike with a voucher from your employee, and pay back a lease fee over the next 12-18 months. Then at the end of the leasing period, you have the opportunity to buy back the back for a smaller sum. Voila! You’re now the proud owner of a Pendleton E-bike.

It is still my favourite in the range. I think because it’s so far away from my work on the bike. It’s a different pace, and a different approach.

Put a spring in your saddle all year round with the Pendleton E-bike. Where will you go?