You may have noticed the increasing popularity of electric bikes within the cycling industry. Well, electric bikes are currently the fastest growing form of alternative transport in the UK.
Electric bikes or e-bikes were introduced in the UK over a decade ago after huge popularity in China, although they were thought of as a gadget rather than a trusty mean of transport. Now, however they are becoming more and more popular with cyclists all over the country. Not only do they provide the cyclist with a smooth and slightly assisted ride, they are also evolving into more streamlined and attractive designs.
The key benefits to electric bicycles are endless; they can provide commuters with an easier ride to work (especially if there are steep inclines!) they can help people looking to get more exercise with a gentle introduction into the world of cycling and can even be great to explore the local surroundings at a leisurely pace.
As an electric bike supplier, The Bicycle Hub in Cheltenham has experienced a rise in the amount of people interested in hiring and buying electric bikes; all for different reasons too, with commuting being the most popular, however one customer in particular wanted to get some gentle exercise after a hip replacement!
E-bikes are great fun to hire and are a very sensible purchase, especially if you’re looking for that little extra cycling oomph.
About the Author: The Bicycle Hub is based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Established over 20 years ago, they are the only Cheltenham-based bike hire and service centre and have a great selection of regular, tandem and electric bikes for all to use. For more information please visit http://bicycle-hub.co.uk/