So you’re pondering whether or not to get on 2 wheels but the idea of pedalling sounds like terribly hard work, and the mere thought of a motorcycle scares you just a little more than it excites you.
Before you banish the thought for another year, to lie beside other radical ideas like the time you almost bought tickets to the Turner exhibition at the Tate Modern, Stop! There is a bike for you… and its name is E.
There is an eBike for everyone. Whether you want to try and fool fellow commuters on 2 wheels into thinking you are pedalling a “normal” bike or you want to fulfil some form of Tron based fantasy, there’s a bike for you.
Right now, as we have this fairly one sided conversation, the good folk of Amsterdam, are purchasing eBikes like they are going of style, which is ironic. 1 in 4 new bike purchases in Amsterdam are eBikes and these people know their bikes. There is even an official certification for helmets made especially for eBikes (NEN certification scheme NCS 8776 — because you’ll only ask later).
eBikes are perfect for commuting from areas within 15 miles of London. Let's be really honest, it’s not all that much fun commuting from further than that anyway. With a fully charged battery you'll get a minimum of 30 miles and most batteries can also be charged under your desk at work these days.