E-bikes have loads of benefits including a healthy lifestyle, lowering commuting costs and cut down commute times.
Regular exercise is well documented in helping improve many aspects of life, such as improving sleep patterns and cognitive functions, combating stress levels, and decreasing the risk of serious health issues. Just a few of the benefits of regular exercise can be:
- up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
- up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
- a 30% lower risk of early death
- up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
- up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
- up to a 30% lower risk of depression
- up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
With e-bikes you can forget the woes of arriving to work sweaty or contending with the ascents, leaving you with the best bits of cycling. No more sitting in traffic, just A to B with minimal fuss. With the added assistance you'll likely find yourself becoming more ambitious with the regularity and distance you start to ride too.
If your looking for a bike to cycle to work on, look no further than Cyclescheme. Cyclescheme allows you to get up to £1,000 worth of bike and accessories through your employer (sometimes more). You then pay a monthly 'salary sacrifice' to effectively 'hire' the bike and kit, over a 12 month period.
Running costs are a great reason to consider an ebike over other forms of transport. Most modern e-bikes offer a range between 30 to 130 miles, depending on assistance modes, battery capacity & terrain. The average kWh of electricity costs around 14p meaning to full charge an ebike is likely to be around 7 pence.
According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the average car insurance premium for comprehensive cover costs £484 a year, taken with data from the second quarter of 2017. Starting to factor in any tax, MOT and fuel cost, further adds to the running costs of a car.
Enjoyment Lots of e-bike riders use an electric bike purely for the fun-factor. It can be an exciting experience on an electric assisted cycle. The feeling of the assistance adding to what you do on a bike is really exhilarating.
Be it on a Sunday afternoon countryside ride with the family, or a fully blown mountain bike expedition, which of course you get whatever you ride up, you get to come back down.
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With thanks to Martin Brown @ e-bikeshop.co.uk