What is an e-bike?
A bike with power assist that supports the rider’s effort levels making hills and longer distances more manageable. The assist is supported by a battery and provides assistance up to 15.5mph.
How long will the battery last?
The range varies on the model and type of usage (topography, rider effort etc.), but typical battery last a minimum of 50 miles on a single charge.
What happens if I run out of battery?
The e-bike can continue to be cycled as a normal bike without battery power.
How can I charge an e-bike?
E-bikes can be charged by either leaving the battery on the e-bike or taking it of to be recharged using a supplied cable through standard mains electricity 240V.
How do the gears differ from a standard bike?
E-bike gears depend on the model and can differ considerably. Most standard e-bikes will have standard gears in addition to a range of power assist settings to tackle a range of gradients.
What are the running costs of an e-bike?
Charging the batteries at a cost of approximately 5-10 pence per full charge. An annual service is recommended as you would with a standard bike, the electric motor is designed to be maintenance free, consult your local bike shop if you have any queries.
How old do you have to be to ride an e-bike?
In the UK you must be over 14 years old to ride an e-bike.