A little bit of help

The winter, a steep hill, too much wind etc can be daunting for using a bike. It might be time to go electric. It will make your cycle easier, and none of that will  be a problem. 

If you or your family are new to cycling, or you’re returning to the road for the first time after a period of recovery or want to go back to fitness, then an electric bike could be a great place to get started.

What is an e-bike?

Electric bikes are just like any other bike except they are power assisted. You still have to pedal but as the pedals are turned, the power kicks in to help you. A torque sensor is built into the drivetrain which detects how much force you’re putting through the pedals, and the motor then distributes the power assistance accordingly.

Electric bikes are not just a great way to get around town, they are packed with other benefits you can enjoy every day too…

Don't they look ugly and distinctively err.. electric?

Well, manufacturers have worked hard on this, as studies show that a lot of people hesitate riding an e-bike because of the stigma. The Orbea Optima or the Orbea Vibe for example look like regular bikes, so you can enjoy the electric assistance and still be on a stylish machine.

Great for health and fitness

However, in terms of health and fitness, electric bikes help you cycle for longer and enjoy a prolonged period of exercise.

I need to put my bike in the car / on the train as the commute is too long otherwise, how would that work? 

Get a folding model! They have the same advantages as a regular ebike, but take no space if you are multi-modal or live in an apartment with very little space. Also, if you are nervous about getting the bike stolen, they can be great as they can fit beside your desk during the day and you can keep an eye on it. 


Get back in the saddle 

If you’re returning to cycling after a sustained period out of action then an electric bike is a great place to start cycling again. The assistance an electric bike offers ensures you are putting less strain on your body while still getting the exercise to help you recover from injury or ease you back into cycling without being too difficult or strenuous.

Maybe you haven’t biked at all for a while and you’re lacking in confidence? An electric bike is a great way to regain your confidence on two wheels. You can concentrate less on speed and power and more on your surroundings and the joy of getting back in the saddle.

Orbea has a full range of electric racers that are barely heavier than a regular bike and can make a huge difference in the motivation. As they are light machines, you don't need to worry about the battery level, just enjoy the ride! 

Commuting? No sweat! And there are options to transport your children to school also

Let’s face it, no one enjoys sitting in traffic on their commute to work but arriving at your destination hot and sweaty after cycling isn’t always the best option either. Electric bikes allow you to travel as efficiently as a normal bike without the normal strain. You can travel great distances with less effort and not need a shower when you arrive at work. Plus, you’ll also get exercise before work and save money on train tickets and petrol too.

If you have the schoolrun to do before heading to work, Bicicapace has the answer for you. Their JustLong model will transport children and groceries with no effort and without getting stuck in traffic.


Safe on the road, safe for the environment

Riding on the road can be daunting. Road awareness comes from experience and concentration, so wouldn’t it be great to have one less thing to worry about when you’re out on your bike?  Electric bikes make it easy to maintain a constant speed, you won’t slow down as much on hills and that means less wobbly moments.

Using a bike is also the eco-friendliest form of transport and because an electric bike is less strain on your body and more versatile than a regular bicycle, you’re more likely to regularly take to the saddle.

If you’re looking for an efficient, healthy and less strenuous way to get around, then an electric bike should be top of your wish list. It doesn’t matter if you’re returning to biking or want a new hobby, electric bikes are great for leisure, transport and everything in between.

Take the strain off yourself and discover the love of biking and exploring.