Electric bikes are now a popular choice for getting around. You get all the fun of cycling, the fresh air, the wind in your face, but you’ve got a little electric motor that will give you a boost when you need it.
Most electric bikes cost just a few pence per day to run, have a range of about 50 miles, will get you up to speeds of about 15mph (which is quite quick on a bike) and will recharge in around 5 hours. Decent electric bikes start at around £500, which is similar to a mid-range normal bike. If the cost of an electric bike is still too much, you can even get an electric bike through a workplace Cycle to Work Scheme too.
Most electric bikes from bike dealers are totally legal to use on UK roads and don’t require any special licences or insurances (although we recommend bike insurance to all cyclists). So if you want to get out and about on 2 wheels but think that it may be a bit much for your legs, go electric instead.