About our journey setting up Go eBike Hire.
Go eBike is based at Gwithian Towans, the northern tip of St Ives Bay. Founded in 2020 by Cornish locals Chris Brown and Steve Hancock. Chris and Steve also run Global Boarders, one of Cornwall’s most established Surf and Coasteering Schools from Gwithian and Praa Sands beaches. As outdoor activity enthusiasts on the water they wanted to evolve that same passion to the land.
They first experienced riding eBikes whilst on a surfing holiday in France. Staying at a campsite on a hilly route 3 miles from the beach they hired some all-terrain eBikes, accompanied with surfboard racks. The surf trip was cut short by an unpredicted flat spell of waves. So, they took to exploring the French coast and mountainous areas. The eBikes allowed for effortless riding across beaches, bumpy trails and smooth roads. Ever since then, they have been researching and planning how to bring this experience to Gwithian, St Ives Bay and the surrounding area.
After the roller-coaster ride that was 2020 and inspired by a refreshed outlook on how outdoor activity can hugely improve mental health the pair bit the bullet and created Go eBike.