Electric Bikes are more and more popular and widely used for commuting in Europe. With their easy step over design they're simple to use whatever you're wearing and for men and for women.
We use the best, quality electric bikes - Gepida. They have 8 gears and 5 electric settings
- Off - just like a normal bike
- Eco - 30% more power than you put in
- Turbo - Takes you up the steepest hills in Cornwall without having to get off and push!
You choose with the simple to use controls how much help you'd like the bike to give you and you can increase or decrease it as the terrain varies along the way.
You can put in as much effort as you like - though you do always have to pedal, the bike cuts in to make your pedalling so much more effective. Alternatively, you can turn it off, or have it very low and put in the same amount of effort into riding an electric bike as you do a normal bike - you will just find that you can go so much further so much easier!
The battery is just like a phone battery (just a lot bigger). It needs to be plugged in each evening or can be topped up at most restaurants/cafes when you stop for a break.
On "Eco" the bikes will do approx 90 miles (120km), ad obviously the more you use the higher settings, the amount of luggage you have with you and wind or terrain can increase the rate you're using the battery but the clear display makes it easy to see how much you're using so you don't have to worry about being stranded.
How fast am I riding? How far can I still go? Is this hill steeper than before – or have I selected a different level of support? All these questions and more can be answered with just a glance at the neat computer display on the handlebar.
The five available riding modes – Turbo, Sport, Tour, Eco and Off – can be easily and conveniently selected via the separate control unit depending on trip distance and the rider’s wishes and even without it being necessary to take one’s hands off the handlebar.
When it’s time for a break, you simply remove the operating computer to read the tour data at your leisure. And because it even has a USB port, you can use the modern ebike operating computer to charge your mobile phone or MP3 player even while you are on the go.