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We who already ‘electric bike’ around the country know just how great they are, and can talk your head off about the many reasons why.   The Guardian recently published a great, in-depth article about our growing commuter and spare-time pursuit, with Bristolian Philip Dalton the evangelical convert. The 44-year-old man cover a huge 56-mile round-trip commute to Bristol, and part of that includes the menacing Mendip hills. A noticeable quote from Philip, “In the four months I’ve been using my e-bike I’ve got much fitter without really noticing it and don’t have to waste time at the gym because...

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The biggest obstacle to everyone in the UK riding any kind of bike (electric, tandem, recliner, unicycle) is the infrastructure. An advantage of electric bikes is the fact that you can choose the safest route as opposed to the shortest route, because electric power means you don’t have to worry cycling an extra five miles if need be. Cyclists despair about the state of old cycle lanes, as sometimes they’re so bad that it’s simply safer to ride on the road rather than a bumpy, cracked path - something drivers can often fail to appreciate ('get in the cycle lane'...

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Electric bikes definitely get you fitter. You’ve either not ridden for years and need a helping hand, or the pure joy of receiving 300% assistance means you start to crave electric rides like a fitness drug! But just in case you’re in any doubt about whether there’s a ‘cut-off’ age for cycling, look at the example of French cyclist Robert Marchand. Two years ago at the age of 101, Marchand rode 14 miles in an hour, a world record. Incredibly, two years later, Marchand went and broke his own record by cycling 16 miles in the same time. By doing...

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