Electric bikes are becoming an increasingly popular way to get around. Electric bike (sometimes known as Pedelecs) are defined as cycles using power to assist pedalling.
On the continent their popularity is seen amongst all sectors of society and particularly amongst those taking up or returning to cycling. They are seen a valuable tool for:
- Encouraging those who feel less confident about their fitness to cycle;
- travelling further;
- cycling in hilly areas;
- cycling without getting too tired or sweaty.
Research detailed below shows how electric bikes have been shown to widen the appeal for cycling and encourage women to cycle more often and men to cycle further.
Worldwide research studies: