First of all, it’s a great deal greener than using a car. Bicycles don’t emit noxious greenhouse gases like a car or motorcycle, nor do they burn expensive and finite fossil fuels to run.
What’s more, cycling is a fantastic cardiovascular workout while also strengthening the muscles of your legs and core. But more than that, it’s good for the soul too!
Cycling allows you to experience the understated beauty of your surroundings more richly than when you simply zoom past them in your car. Cycling can be a profoundly enjoyable, meditative and even spiritual activity.
That said, there are some circumstances where peddle power alone isn’t quite enough. Where you need a little extra push to get you to work on time or a little assistance to ensure that you don’t start the working day red faced, panting and sweaty.
There are some times when you may wish to do the pedaling and others when you may simply wish for your bike to take you for a ride.
An electric bike offers the best of both worlds. It allows you all of the physical and mental health benefits of cycling just with a little less of the legwork (literally) taken out.
Of course, not all electric bikes are created equal and you need to put your faith in a bike that you can trust before you ever put your feet in the pedals.