Derek James may have spent a lifetime down the mines, but age slows even the fittest of us down eventually. Electric bikes are the reason we can all continue cycling into our twilight years.
Hills are conquered daily in the Mumbles, and even the council leader plans to introduce an electric bike-sharing scheme, although Derek isn’t quite sure about how to secure such expensive bikes.
Interestingly, Derek James once had a Sinclair electric bike, which must have been at least thirty years ago, but Derek says it wasn’t good enough.
Derek even recognises the benefits to commuters, who want to arrive at the office in a shirt and tie and "not in a bath of sweat".