It’s not just X factor judge Simon Cowell who has opted to buy an electric bike.
Shops across the North East have reported a massive increase in interest in the machines.
While Cowell has reportedly bought two so-called e-bikes for £2,000 each to help with his new fitness regime, many are buying them to commute to work as well.
Bike and car parts retailer Halfords recently announced sales of e-bikes soared 130% over the year, helping to increase its total cycle sales by more than 5%.
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