Getting Fit for an E-Bike World Record Breaking Ride

Gary and Rachel Corbett electric bike tourBy Gary Corbett.

As the time approaches for the e-Bike Cycle Tourists to head off from London in late April in an attempt to set a new world e-bike long distance record, we are facing a challenge of a very different kind … to get fit!

Don’t think for one moment that just because we are riding electric bikes that there isn’t a very real need to be as fit as is possible for the challenges that lie ahead. [Read more…]

Transporting 3 Kids by Electric Bike!

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Kate with 2 of her children.

This is a guest post from Clare Elwes from Justebikes in London.

7 years ago when Kate‘s third child was born she decided to explore the idea of an electrically assisted bike.

Kate lives in rural Suffolk and she wanted to continue to use a bike for the 6 mile round trip to and from school but the weight of a third child made the load too heavy for a traditional bike. [Read more…]

Yuba Power-Up Cargo Bike Tour [VIDEO]

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Electric assisted cargo bikes are great because you can accomplish many of the errands normally done with a car: carrying kids, getting groceries, picking up random items during the day, etc.

And Yuba Bicycles is all about showing off “What a bike can do” in their Power-Up Bike Tour across the US.

During this tour they are taking their cargo bikes to local dealers and events to “bring the bikes to the people”.

The other day Steve Bode from Yuba Bicycles stopped by the Electric Bike Report office in Sedona, AZ to [Read more…]

Ford Launches 2 New Electric Bikes to Study Better Transport Solutions

Ford electric bikesFord just announced 2 new prototype e-bikes to “study how electric bicycles can work seamlessly with cars and public transport to deliver faster and easier daily commutes and help businesses operating in urban centres.”

Having a major auto company studying electric bikes is a pretty good indication that the future of e-bikes is bright! [Read more…]

Planning the Route for a World Record Electric Bike Tour

electric bike touring routeBy Gary Corbett.

How I would love $10 for every time we have been asked this question: “so you’re aiming to set a new world long distance e-bike record, where will you be cycling to?”

The lightning fast reply: “That’s an easy question to answer, we plan to start in London in 2015 and finish back in London in 2016!”

“But where will you be cycling in-between those dates?” … “Well, [Read more…]

The Inspiration to Set a New World Long Distance E-Bike Record

gary-and-chelBy Gary Corbett.

Isn’t it amazing how a plan hatched in an instant can change the course of your entire life?

One day you are happily going along in one direction and suddenly thanks to a moment of inspiration, you find that your priorities, goals and aspirations – everything – has changed.

In very basic terms that is the story behind the [Read more…]

Cycling’s Elixir of Youth & The Plan to Set a New World E-Bike Distance Record

EuroVelo Cycle RouteBy Gary Corbett.

IT’S a scenario all of us are familiar with as we get older … no matter how hard you train and no matter how hard you try, you are no longer able to replicate the physical achievements of your youth.

Sure, the head may be older and wiser, but the body just isn’t up to the physical challenges of 10, 20, 30 or even more years ago. To put it bluntly it is a fact of life we all have to come terms with – aging sucks.

But thanks to new technology there is a solution [Read more…]

E-Bike Cycle Tourists Set Out to Establish New World E-Bike Record

gary rachel touring picThis is a guest post by Gary Corbett.

What do you do if you find yourself constantly dreaming about your next self-contained cycling tour, your day to day job is to write about cycle touring and you have a wife who is just itching to join you on a long distance cycle tour?

You go cycle touring, of course!

That in just one paragraph is the very condensed story behind Australian couple Gary and Rachel Corbett’s decision to set out from London in late April in an attempt to set a new world e-bike long distance record of well in excess of 16,047 kilometres (9971 miles). [Read more…]

Living Instead of Existing: Losing Nearly 300 Pounds w/ Help From an E-Bike [VIDEO]

Rhonda Martin before afterOn February 7, 2012 Rhonda Martin weighed 457 pounds and she “decided I was tired of just existing and wanted to live again.”

She now has lost nearly 300 pounds thanks to a healthier diet and an exercise routine that includes riding a Pedego City Commuter electric bike.

Riding her electric bike was a way to initially get some exercise and have some fun.

She now rides her Pedego 38 miles round trip to work in addition to recreational rides with her husband.

In addition to losing the weight she has also become a competitive triathlete [Read more…]

Electric Bike Touring to Eurobike [VIDEO]

electric bike tour eurobike brett karenBrett Thurber and Karen Wiener from The New Wheel electric bike shop decided to add a little adventure to their trek to the Eurobike international bicycle trade show this year!

They recently completed an e-bike tour from Zurich, Switzerland to Friedrichshafen, Germany where Eurobike is held.

To give you an idea of this tour, here is a time lapse video capturing part of their trip that included 55 miles and 5,000 feet of climbing:  [Read more…]