Why now is a great time to start cycling

Wednesday 13th May, 2020
Pete B

You may be considering using an eBike as an alternative to public transport, or simply as a fun and easy way to get some exercise. It seems social distancing will remain an important aspect of everyday life for the foreseeable future, once lockdown is lifted we are likely to see capacity on public transport becoming limited and an increase in road traffic. Because of this, now more than ever, cycling is being actively encouraged by the government as a viable travel alternative. 

If you’re new to your electric bike, or considering investing in one, you may have some questions regarding how you can incorporate it into your everyday life. We have compiled a list of 5 reasons that now is the best time to start using your electric bike and the benefits it will have on your everyday life.

Riding an eBike is safer than you think

Riding an eBike is no more dangerous than cycling on a regular push bike and they can be safely used alongside traffic on the road. Although you can travel faster than a push bike, your speed is regulated depending on how hard you pedal and each eBike is fitted with a high quality breaking system to allow you to stop efficiently when necessary. You can ensure your safety by following regular traffic rules as you normally would, always wearing a helmet and remaining alert while on the road.

You’ll receive great health benefits

Many people underestimate the health benefits of an electric bike, but by incorporating cycling into your everyday life you’ll quickly notice a change in your physical and mental health. It is widely accepted that cycling improves cardiovascular fitness, decreases stress levels and improves your stamina and this is no different with an eBike. Furthermore, studies have shown that in the UK the benefit to risk ratio for cycling is about seven to one, so what are you waiting for?

You’ll be following social distancing guidelines

We all know how important it is to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives. Once the lockdown is lifted and we are able to venture outside, we have been urged to stay alert and avoid public places when possible. By avoiding public transport you’re not only keeping yourself safe, but you’re also limiting the chance of unknowingly spreading the virus to others. You’ll also be helping to reduce pollution and keeping yourself fit and healthy.

All the gear, no idea?

You don’t have to worry about getting all dressed up in Lycra to ride your eBike, you can simply wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. However, if you want to utilise your cycling gear, that’s totally okay too.

You can cycle in all weather conditions

Although cycling in the rain might not be your idea of fun, if you do get caught in a downpour, no worries! All electric bikes are designed to be durable and to have all electrical components protected from the elements. The battery, motor and display screen are all waterproofed to withstand the heaviest downpours, but remember not to submerge them in water or wash them using a pressure washer. This means that if you’re willing to brave the elements, there’s nothing stopping you.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact us to book your one to one appointment in our bespoke eBike showroom today and we’ll have you on the road in no time. You can also click here to view our collection of the UK's most exciting electric bikes online.

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