Innovative Swytch system claims it can 'convert any existing bike to an eBike' for £225

Crowd-funded project aims to bring the latest eBike technology in an affordable, lightweight package. We took it for a first ride

Swytch eBike system

(Image credit: Nigel Wynn)

A British-designed electric bike conversion system is claiming to be able to convert any existing bike into an eBike, and for the price of £225.

The Swytch system uses a motor in a front hub powered by a separate battery pack to convert road bikes, hybrids, folding bikes, mountain bikes... and even penny farthings.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.