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Why buy an Electric Bike?
Although the main reason may be obvious, there are numerous reasons why buying an electric bike is the right thing to do. Not only does the motor in your electric bike make life that little bit easier, it can also make your journey to work quicker, safer, more environmentally friendly and a huge amount cheaper. As long as you're able to ride a bicycle, getting comfortable with your new electric bike will be a breeze.
You can choose to use pedal power for as much of the journey as you wish; then when the road points uphill, you fancy a rest, or you feel your cycling companions are getting away, let the motor do the extra work for you.
This means you can get from A to B quicker than on a conventional bike, and you can arrive at work feeling fresh, not tired, after your morning commute.
Commuting via an electric bike vs a conventional bike
You are still active and exercising when using your electric bike - assuming you're using the motor as an assistant rather than the sole power source - yet you're unlikely to need a shower and the extra change of clothes when you arrive at work. You will be physically fresh having exercised your legs, but you won't be overtired, meaning you can commute by bike more often without feeling worn out.
Commuting via an electric bike vs a car
Does anyone enjoy the stress of driving in rush hour traffic, trying to find somewhere to park and the price of that car park ticket? Then there's the price of the fuel in the car, the wear and tear to the car and a whole host of other running costs, you may even need to add the congestion charge or toll roads fees to top it off. Altogether, this can add up to an expensive commute.
Assuming a 10 mile commute at the home of The Bike Shed here in Devon; mixing rural and city traffic you can expect to pay between £5 & £10 per day in just fuel costs and parking. Therefore, a £1200 investment in an electric bike would take from just 120 commutes to pay for itself. That's doable in less than 6 months. Not to mention you will be mentally more alert upon arriving to work, you'll be keeping yourself fitter, healthier, and doing your bit for the environment.
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