Wednesday, 6 September 2017

10 Benefits Of Electric Bikes

Electric bikes are everywhere these days, but are they really worth investing in? In this post, I will look at what electric bikes are, the different types of electric bikes and the benefits of electric bikes. 



What is an electric bike?

An electric bike, often known as an e-bike, is a bicycle with an electric motor. Electric bikes allow you to use it as a normal bike or with the electrical assist and typical speed is between 16 to 20 MPH but some can go up to 28 MPH.

The benefits of electric bikes


There are many benefits of electric bikes.

1. Speed
You get to places quicker, due to the assistance given by the electric motor and also the ability to use bicycle lanes and avoid traffic congestion.

2. Less effort
Less effort means you sweat less and get to the destination less tired. Hills are also easier to manage. Using the pedal assist you can choose how much assistance you need when peddling up hills or into a head wind.

3. A 2 in 1 bike
You can use it as a 'normal' bike as well, so you have the exercise benefits of a normal bike but the time-saving benefits of an electric bike.

4. Less damaging to your joints
Riding an electric bike puts far less pressure on your joints and saves your knees from the damage a normal bicycle can give. 

5. No licence needed
In the UK you do not need a licence to ride an electric bike, as they are classified the same as a normal bike. You can also use bike lanes as normal.

6. It can kick start a fitness regime
If you want to kick start a fitness regime you can start off using the electric bike but once you are used to it you can graduate towards the normal bike.

7. It's cheaper than buying a car
This is self-explanatory, also you don't have associated costs such as petrol, car tax, car insurance or MOT. 

8. It's easier to park
If you have a bicycle lock you can park for free and securely almost anywhere. No trying to find a parking space or having to find change to park.

9. Less polluting than a car
An electric bike provides a no-petrol alternative to a car or motorbike. 

10. Helps coordination and balance
Riding a bike helps coordination and balance, it's also easier to stop and start an electric bike at junctions.


A Cannondale electric bike 

As you can see there are many benefits of an electric bike and the time leading up to Christmas is the perfect time to buy one. Tell me, have you used an electric bike? Would you consider buying one?

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13 comments

  1. I have lived in two "bike" cities now - Copenhagen and Cambridge, and I think I would need one of these to keep up with anyone! Much better for the environment than a car! :)

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  2. I miss cycling. I imagine an electiric bicycle would have made my very hilly journey to work much easier than my little 1980s thing!

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  3. The idea of it being easier than a normal bike appeals to me so much!

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  4. Belfast here had the city bikes added maybe a year or so ago - best thing ever!

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  5. E-bikes are the electric motor-powered versions of motorized bicycles, which have been around since the late 19th century. The benefits are really worth the price.

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  6. I like the idea of getting a bike, but we live in the country and the roads are a bit dangerous for me to ride on. I love cities where everyone rides around on bikes, it helps create such a great vibe for a city.

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  7. Ive never used an electric bike. They do seem a good alternative to regular bikes

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  8. I've never used one, but I have actually been looking into getting one! xx

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  9. I have never used an electric bike, although I have seen a few. I would love one for getting around quickly and easily. Living on the outskirts of town and not driving makes things a little difficult to access and this would be a great solution.

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  10. I wish I could ride a bike! Sadly, I have a curved spine so I can't keep my balance on one. And, typically, it was always the one thing I REALLY wanted to be able to do when I was a kid!!

    Louise x

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  11. I like the fact that you sweat less when you ride electric bikes. Even though I do not remember when was the last time I have ridden a bike myself.

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  12. I really want to get into cycling, these electric bikes seem great!

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