News

Welcome to our blog, the place where we share all things Islabikes. Here you can keep up to date with news, our latest thinking and helpful advice.

Cargo bike delivery trial

May 13, 2021 - Dave Bowater

Together with Ludlow 21 Sustainable Transport Group we have launched a cargo bike delivery trial. The initial 8-month trial period offers free delivery rounds to local businesses.

International Women's Day 2021

Mar 08, 2021 - Dave Bowater

We have made enormous progress towards reaching a 50/50 gender split over the last few years, attracting more female recruits. Here's how we've done it.

Founder Isla Rowntree steps back after 15 years

Feb 09, 2021 - Dave Bowater

Isla Rowntree has stepped back from her role at the head of Islabikes, the company she launched in 2006 with the aim of providing a better cycling experience for children.

Just another Friday

Nov 27, 2020 - Dave Bowater

Hear our founder, Isla, talk about Black Friday at Islabikes and how we are preparing for Christmas.

Introducing e-Icons

Jul 28, 2020 - Dave Bowater

We are excited to launch two lightweight, step-through electric bikes. Both feature a subtly integrated e-bike system offering electric assist when you need it and weigh less than 14kg.

Islabikes says “No” to Facebook

Jul 01, 2020 - Dave Bowater

“Stop Hate for Profit” campaign is calling on businesses to cease ad spend with Facebook. We stopped paid activity in November 2019. Hear our founder Isla talk about why.

Do you know about our range of unique adult bikes?

May 13, 2020 - Dave Bowater

We have built our reputation by concentrating on the details others ignore. But did you know we have applied our design philosophy to a range of unique adult bikes?

Our ground-breaking approach to maternity and paternity leave

Jun 04, 2018 - Dave Bowater

Having a child is a life-defining moment yet despite changes in legislation, both parents do not enjoy the same parental leave benefits. Our new ground-breaking parental leave policy tackles this.