Electric Bicycles: Twelve Reasons for NOT Getting an Electric Bike.
“I like the idea of electric bikes, but it feels like cheating!”
“In the UK, where people make most of their journeys by car, electric bikes are paradoxically regarded as ‘cheating’, whereas, presumably, a Ford Galaxy isn't.”
“We've been asked this question, more than once! But this is a silly question. If you are in a race and using an electric assist against a biker without one, that is cheating. But the electric assist is not designed for racing, it is designed to make the bike more practical for everyday use. This includes easier hill climbing, reduced sweatiness when going to work, longer range, and so on. The assist is to encourage you to use the bike more often, instead of a car. In our opinion, if that means more bikes and less cars on the road. That is the opposite of cheating.”
"Ah, but isn't it cheating?" I hear muscular fitness fanatics ask. Well, yes, it might be. But electric bicycles aren't pitched at people who already cycle to work; they're aimed at the elderly, parents with young children who need to be taken to and from school, or workers who face a long or hilly commute to the office or factory.”
“Those Motor Cars are for fancy folks. A bit like cheating for me. I’ll stick with my horse and cart”!
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