Halfords unveils world’s first bike with heated handlebars

Now on sale from Halfords is innovative Carrera Subway Winter bike – the world’s first bicycle to feature heated handlebar grips. It means cyclists can say goodbye to cold hands and stay cycling through the colder months.

Boasting a temperature of up to 40 degrees, the grips are charged via a micro USB port. To begin heating up their hands, cyclists just need to press a button on the side of the handlebars. With a battery life of four hours, they could spell an end to numb hands.

A recent poll by the retailer has shown that 68% of cyclists are put off cycling during winter, so this innovation is designed to help cyclists stay on their bikes during the colder months.

Says Justin Stevenson, Halfords’ chief bike designer:

“Whether for commuting or training, we know that cycling in the colder months can be a challenge. We wanted to make it easier for riders to stay on their bike, so we developed the Carrera Subway Winter bike – it’s the world’s first bike to feature heated handlebar grips and means cyclists can say goodbye to numb and cold hands.

“It also boasts other winter-friendly features including semi-integrated lights, puncture resistant tyres and all-over reflectivity.”

Halfords is the exclusive UK retailer of the hybrid bike and it will be available in selected shops and online at Halfords.com for £400.

Other product features and benefits of the Carrera Subway Winter bike also include:

  • Reflective bike frame
  • Semi-integrated lights
  • Puncture-resistant tyres
  • Fitted mudguards


Chris Price