Axcess Shetland step through

A robust 20″ wheel folding e-bike with 5 power settings and a throttle.

From £1,150.00

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**We are currently out of blue Shetlands. But we have plenty of red Shetlands still available**


The AXcess Shetland Folding Electric Bike is sturdy, robust and strong. With the same power and drive as our full-sized bikes, the Shetland Folder is a formidable accessory for anyone’s freedom. 

This folding frame has been designed to maximize rider comfort. Being 2” longer than many similar looking bikes, the forward curved handlebar gains a further 3” of legroom again improving the riding position. Chunky 2.1” tyres give good grip on paths and tracks.

A new motor is fitted for 2019 with a re-programmed smooth electronic controller and upgraded handlebar display. The pedal assist rotor has been moved to the bottom bracket and cuts in almost immediately.  A Walk Start Thumb throttle also powers the bike to 15 mph when the pedals are turning.

The batteries are constructed using Samsung cells for long-lasting performance.

This e-bike contains high-quality components such as the sealed crank bearing between the two pedals and 5 power pedal assist settings.  The bikes can also be ridden with the power in the OFF position. These features have been designed to improve your overall riding experience.

We have increased the maximum recommended rider weight to 120Kg.

The Shetland folds in just a few seconds and will fit easily into the back of your car, motorhome or boat giving you amazing freedom to explore when you arrive at a new destination. It also stows away easily in a cupboard or under the stairs if you are a bit short of space at home.

A range of accessories is available, including a 16″ wicker basket, which does not impede the folding. Carry bag and various panniers fit well on this bike.

FREE delivery to UK addresses (Except Highlands and Islands)

FREE 14 Days Insurance

Approx. dimensions when folded:

Length: 30″ (84cm)

Height 26″ (74cm)

Width 19″ (47cm)


  • Frame guaranteed for 24 months
  • Motor guaranteed for 24 months
  • 24-month qualified battery guarantee. 90% capacity after 12 months and 75% capacity after 24 months. The right is reserved to inspect the battery for signs of neglect, lack of use, misuse or immersion in water.
  • All other components are guaranteed 12 months
  • Consumable items such as brake pads and tyres are not covered unless of faulty construction.
  • EN15191 and EN14764 Certificate available on request.


I bought an Axcess Shetland folding bike. It is well finished and well made. The 20" wheels makes it smaller when folded but still capable of handling rough surfaces. The 2" wide tyres also make the ride softer and give better grip on loose surfaces. It is easy to get on, and the thumb throttle gives a boost to get you going. Being unfit and overweight and 70 it enables me to go up gentle hills and extends the distances I could travel on foot. On hills of 30ft rise in 300ft or more, I am still limited before I run out of puff. On shallower slopes there is no problem. For steep slopes I walk the bike (using the thumb throttle). A geared crank drive might be better on steeper hills, but they are more expensive and I hear they can be more difficult to repair. This appears simple, I'm all for keeping it simple. My use of this bike is mainly to travel to a set destination by car and then use it on mainly unsurfaced green lanes for wildlife surveying. It would make a good about town shopper as it comes with a solid rear parcel rack, you can put a lot in their rear double pannier.Overall I am quite happy with it, it does what it is supposed to do.

Verified Buyer

I recently purchased an Axcess Shetland folding Ebike. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to it but I think it is brilliant. No more walking up hills and it fits easily into the car. Dealer was very helpful.

Mr & M

We unfortunately purchased the wrong size bikes to fit in our motorhome but Access bikes were willing to swap these for foldable versions. Very happy with the bikes and the service.

Verified Buyer

We purchased two Shetland folding bikes, we are happy with them, I did find it different to get used to at first, my husband rides his to work everyday, his only comment is they are quite heavy to pick up when folded, but we are in our sixties, would recommend to others.

Verified Buyer

I purchased a Shetland folding electric bike just before Christmas. I have used it frequently and I have been very impressed with it.

Mr M E

Love it! I have a dodgy knee, which can't put pressure on the pedal, but now I can cycle again, as the bike takes the strain.

Mrs A B

One of the best perches I have ever made, I can now do more for the environment

Mr H J

Haven't had the bike for long but great so far. Staff very friendly and welcoming plus six week free service of the bike was a welcome bonus.

Mrs M G

Having reached the age of 71, I decided that having retired I would get myself a bike again, and after much thought and also a lot of time on the internet, I decided that an electric bike would suit me better, and also that a folding bike would be useful as I could go places with my bike in the car, without the hassle of removing a wheel each time, also living in a flat a folding bike in It's bag is a lot less obtrusive. While on the Internet I came across 'Axcess Electric Bikes' site, this was not only very helpful, but gave a very wide choice of bikes, both in style and price. I drove up to Honiton to have a look at them for real. On arrival I saw a second-hand bike outside which I really liked, but It was not a folding one and I had to remind myself that I had decided on a folding Bike. On going in The showroom I was greeted by a very friendly lady who as it turned out was very helpful and knowledgeable. There was no pressure to buy and was encouraged to take my time to look at the stock. I decided to buy a New Axcess Shetland and asked to take it with me. The Gent who was working on the bikes in the workshop area, said that he would check it over immediately, and he also demonstrated how it folded and fitted in the bag which I also purchased. I was allowed to take it out for a test ride before purchase. It is a lovely bike, as has a really firm feel to it, and ideal for what I want. Being a folding bike it has a step through frame which I find easier a feature that even my Sister likes. (Come to that she did not want me to take the bike away with me when I visited her.). I use it for shopping, going on photography outings, or just going for a ride. I am still amazed as to how effective the battery assist is. The ratings only go up to very good, but I would rate both the bike and the firm as excellent. Should I decide to buy another Bike in the future, I shall go straight to Axcess Electric Bikes of Honiton. Since retiring from a very physical job I found my knees were getting stiff, cycling has cured that. Thank You

Mr Mervyn B

Very happy with my Shetland electric bike . I spent many hours searching web sites to ensure the bike i bought would not be difficult to get spares for after a few year, especially the battery. Axcess were so helpful and i feel confident that if i had any problems they could sort it. If you are thinking of getting an electric bike you can buy with confidence from this company .

Verified Buyer

I recently purchased the Axcess Electric Shetland folding bike which fits nicely In the back of my SUV without having to lower the rear seats. It’s an excellent bike and build .. easy to mount and dismount .. perfectly suitable for me as I am now in my mid fifties and appreciate a little assistance nowadays on longer journeys and Inclines , that said It’s a great bike for any adult whatever there age and as they say ... It has the power to get you there and back. I have previously owned two other electric cycles of another brand that were hard work to cycle when the power was off even on the flat. I’m pleased to say that this Is not an Issue with the Axcess Electric Bike that you can pedal with ease If and when the power Is not required ..

Mr Steve D

Very helpful, understanding people. Part exchanged my old ebike for a new Shetland with 15.6Ah battery which has plenty of power to carry me up the hills around the coast.


I purchased an Axcess Shetland folding electric bike for using on our caravan trips. It has taken a few trips to familiarise with it but yesterday did a 15 mile trip including steep hills and found it a joy to ride. No more getting off to push up hill and a very nippy ride. I particularly like the step through feature, bike is solid and well made.

Mr Simon Kingman
Bike ModelAxcess Shetland
Battery Type36V x 10Ah or 36V x 15.6Ah
Power250 watt High Torque brushless motor
Weight21.25 + Battery.  10.4Ah 2.95Kg   15.6Ah 3.85Kg
Load Capacity120 Kg or  18.9St.
Maximum Speed15 Mph. 25 Kph for EU law.
Charge Time10Ah - 5 Hours. 15.6Ah - 5 Hours 12 Mins
Wheels20 inch
FrameHand welded 6061 aluminium alloy
Range in Miles10Ah Battery approx 30 miles 15.6Ah battery approx 50 miles. Both in medium power pedal assist.
Front SuspensionZoom 700
GearsShimano Tourney Derailleur 6 speed and Shimano SIS Gear change.
Brakes TypeTektro  V brakes  front and rear.
StandKick Side Stand
Lights TypeBlazelight front lamp LED rear powered by main battery.
Rack25 Kg SWL.
ChainKMC Z51RB Rust resistant chain & 52 tooth chain wheel
Power ControlLCD Display, OFF/ON switch. 5 levels of power assistance plus nil power .
Tyres TypeKENDA 20 inch X 1.95 inch
Handlebar AdjustmentAdjustable for height.
Price10.4Ah  Battery  £1150     15.6Ah battery  £1350

Shipping of bikes will be FREE on all orders to Standard UK mainland Post Codes and ISLE of WIGHT. We employ an overnight courier for bike delivery.

Shipping is charged on Accessories according to weight and destination. The price quoted is for 2 – 5 days delivery and the service is tracked.

For delivery to Highlands, Off Shore Islands, EU and other destinations, please contact us and we will give you a quotation for your delivery. We do not expect to make a profit on shipping, so our quote will be the price that the carrier has given us.

Payment for an order will only be accepted in full if we can dispatch your electric bike complete within 3 working days. If we are unable to do this we will contact you and give you the up to date situation, and re-fund any money paid. If you pay a £100 deposit on an electric bike, we will book your purchase and guarantee that the price does not increase. You may, of course, change your order.

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