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Test before you invest

Good electric bikes are a big investment of 1,000-2,000, but a wonderful way of getting about in hilly areas. We think people need to experience the benefits over about 2 weeks and then get good help to choose if it is right for them, and if so where to buy.



How to make contact?

Phone and email details can be found by downloading our electric bike flyer(1) with more information in electric bike flyer(2).

Alternatively fill in the form at Transition Malvern or via the link at Come Cycling Ledbury

Fun

We could tell you all the economical and environmental reasons why you should have an electric bike, we must stress that they are really good fun. You get all the pleasure and fresh air of a bicycle, without the hard work, like a moped but without the fumes, noise or cost. First time riders always have a big smile on their face and many have commented "It's like riding a bike only with a big hand to give you a push on the difficult bits".

Health and Hills

It is said that a conventional bike keeps you fitter, but that of course depends how much, if at all, it is being used. Riding an electric bike is a real pleasure, even in hilly country or into the wind, so their owners are inclined to make more use of them. The motor can provide up to half the effort, but means more exercise for the rider. For more strenuous exercise you can switch the motor to a lower assistance ratio or even turn it off completely.

If you are or have been, a regular cyclist but are beginning to find it a bit too much then you really must try an electric bike. Suddenly those trips that seemed a bit too long appear to have halved and hills that were too steep have miraculously flattened!

Economy

Electric bikes are incredibly frugal compared to motorbikes and cars. On average they cost less than 2p to recharge which is the equivalent of 1,000mpg (20 times the mpg of a small car).

Electric bikes are treated just like ordinary bicycles for legislative purposes so there's no need to worry about Log Books, MOT, Road Tax, etc.

Most of the working non-electrical parts are standard cycle parts so regular servicing, like replacing tyres or brakes, are very cheap compared to car repairs.

Green


Using an electric bike is a good way to wean yourself off cars. The average car journey in Britain is 8 miles and every day people make millions of small journeys to work, or to the shops and back, that could easily be non-polluting bike rides.