Once upon a time, in the dim and distant past of early e-bike history, e-bikes were seen as large, unwieldy and definitely uncool machines, only for those no longer physically able to ride ‘regular’ bikes because of old age.
As the technology progressed and designs became more innovative and battery range increased year on year, it quickly became apparent this view of e-bikes was complete nonsense.
eMTBs attracted adventurous and sporty riders, cool urban designs of e-bike became the latest must have tech, and the financial and logistical benefits of e-cargo bikes became apparent to hard-worked families looking to leave the hassle of car-bound transport behind as well as to enlightened businesses.
However, e-bikes still remain massively popular amongst older riders for obvious reasons; age may bring limitations but an e-bike may just be the tool to keep you active and on two wheels for much longer than you might have imagined.
The benefits are greater than just added mobility as more and more evidence emerges about the marked physical and mental benefits to be had of cycling well into old age. [Read more…]