Taking the Strain Out of Cycling With Electric Bikes

We all know that cycling is a great way to stay fit, but those initial few weeks of getting back into cycling and other sports activities can be daunting. Electric bikes are a great alternative to traditional bikes, providing just enough assistance to get you up that hill or keep the sweat at bay as you commute each morning.

Liberate your legs with electric biking

Hovsco ebike offer you the confidence to bike, with motors that assist your pedaling, so you don’t have to worry about not being fit enough to complete the ride. It is a liberating way to cycle even if you are trying to increase your fitness levels. The range of folding electric bike now available online are there to give you support, how much is exactly up to you, so pedaling is no longer an uphill battle and you can rest whenever you feel like you’ve had enough.

The benefits of electric bicycling

There are health and usage benefits to electric biking. Healthwise, biking is great exercise to encourage weight loss without straining your joints – a big plus for those cyclists with arthritis. It’s a pleasurable sport, releasing endorphins that make you feel good and, reduce the risk of heart disease and Type II diabetes as well as keeping your hips flexible! Perfect if you’re not feeling as strong as you used to. Electric bicycling is one of the healthiest ways to get around today. It is also a very economical form of transport. No license is required. There is no road tax to pay and you don’t use fuel, so you’re doing your bit to preserve the planet too.

Just imagine, no MOTs, no tax or petrol expenses and a fitter, healthier you.

How do electric bicycles work?

Ebike use a rechargeable battery that drives a small electric motor to help you pedal when you need it. Some work off a pedal sensor that decides how much help you need according to the effort you use while others have a handlebar throttle like on a motorbike, so you can decide just when you need the help from the motor.

This is all good news if you intend to carry a bit of shopping up a hill from time to time or need to arrive at your destination looking cool and collected.

Electric bikes are bicycles and as such, are limited to a maximum speed of 15mph with the motor running and average power of 200W.

Things you should know about Electric Bikes before you Buy

Electric bikes are only road legal in the United Kingdom if the following points are adhered to:

  1. Users must be 14 years old or more
  2. The bicycle weighs 40kg or less.
  3. The motor is not over 200 watts of continuous power output.
  4. The speed cannot exceed 15mph on motor mode (you can pedal as fast as you like).
  5. The cycle must have working pedals

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