e-bike

Why should I buy an electric bike?

Cycling in the UK has enjoyed a boost in popularity in recent years, thanks, in part, to the success of high-profile cyclists like Bradley Wiggins and the hosting of internationally renowned events, such as le Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire in 2014. With a bewildering range of pedal-powered road and mountain bikes available to suit every ability level and price point, why are electric bikes becoming a more common site on the streets and lanes of [...]

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Top reasons older riders should get on their (electric) bikes!

Keeping fit is a piece of cake when you’re young and full of beans. It takes a bit more determination to stay active as you get older when you’re more likely to face physical barriers to fitness, such as reduced mobility and joint pain. Finding a way to get the exercise you need without risking injury is an important approach to take in later years. You need an activity that gets your heart pumping in order for it to have [...]

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Can you ride an electric bike in the rain?

As we move into the colder and wetter months of the year, it becomes harder to venture out on our bikes for pleasure – and easier to find excuses to stay indoors or revert to the car for essential trips. Problem is, if we only take to the saddle in fine conditions, we could waste many months’ worth of cycling opportunities each and every year. As a rider, you can invest in a good set of waterproof layers to shrug [...]

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Get set for winter riding with our top accessories pick

OK, so the temperatures have dipped and winter is well and truly closing in. The good news is you’re still getting out and about on your bike, albeit despite the days never really getting light and the chill winds seeping through your cold-weather garb. There’s no point maoning, though, as it’s a long time till spring. The best thing you can do is to tog up and get moving! Get ahead A balaclava may be old school but it’ll keep your head [...]

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Could an e-bike be the key to an easier commute?

Get on yer bike This year’s Cycle to Work Day fell on 13 September. It’s an annual initiative, introduced five years ago as part of the Cyclescheme drive to encourage more people to commute to work by bike. Many of us have become warier of using our bikes on busy roads in rush-hour traffic, especially in city centres. That said, thanks to high-profile road safety campaigns together with the provision of more cycle lanes and better traffic segregation, fatalities and [...]

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