Electric Bike Benefits
The benefits of e-bike are numerous. Most people rule out traveling to work by bike, but with an electric bike longer journeys become a pleasure, and not a sweaty work out. When on the flat you can turn off the electric motor and peddle as if you were on a normal bike, but when the gradient get a little steeper use the motor to iron out those hills, you will be surprised how easy a commute becomes and yes you will help lower your carbon footprint. And because e-bike are easier to use in hilly areas, in strong winds or when carrying heavy loads you will tend to use it more than a traditional bike, and yes you will become fitter. Contact us now for demonstrations, and get the joy of bike riding back into your life.
With the recent Paris Agreement on global warming, now is the time to consider an e-bike and do you bit to help lower carbon emissions. Car journeys to work account for about 65% of travel, and nearly 25% of commuters live within 5 miles of their place of work. E-bikes are classed as Zero Emissions Vehicles. A recent study in America came to the following conclusions when comparing e-bikes with other forms of transport, they are:
- 18 times more energy efficient than an SUV/ 4x4
- 13 times more energy efficient than a saloon car
- 6 times more energy efficient than rail
- About equal impact to the environment as a conventional bicycle
So not only will you be getting fitter, but you will be helping the environment. Now is the time to Go Electric.
There is no doubt that riding an electric bike is good exercise, in fact you will almost certainly use it more than a regular bike. When riding, an electric bike is so exhilarating that it’s easy to forget you are exercising, a bit like playing sports. You can plan trips that you may never have considered before, or if you did you would have gone by car or public transport. A fifty mile trip can become a breeze, and all that fresh air, you really will feel invigorated. Whatever your age, you will reap the health benefits of an electric bike.
I myself had a hip replacement three years ago that actually got my interest in electric bikes as I couldnt exercise. I was on an ebike within days of my operation and next year Brighton university will be carrying out a suvey to test the actual health benifits, both physical and metal.