Summer is finally here, so now is the perfect time to get the whole family out on two wheels. Whether you’re looking for a healthier and stress-free way to commute, or just trying to get the kids out the house, cycling is ideal for everyone.
If you or your family are new to cycling, or you’re returning to the road for the first time after a period of hibernation or recovery, then an electric bike could be a great place to get started.
So, what is an electric 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, as renowned bike manufacturer Raleigh explains, they are packed with other benefits you can enjoy every day too…