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Buying an electric bike was the best thing I have done for a very long time!

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katymac Fri 19-May-17 21:13:40

Today I rode 12 miles, yesterday over 20 in total since I got it about 100 miles

I love it - it gves me so much freedom (disability) and power - I don't need to take the car everywhere or depend on other people so much (panniers for shopping etc)

It's just fab!

MrsJamin Fri 19-May-17 21:24:03

That's brilliant, I'd like to try one but I'm still a bit scared of cycling in heavy urban traffic where I live.

Achoopichu Fri 19-May-17 21:26:09

I'd love one. Do u have a pic?

WonderWhippet Fri 19-May-17 21:28:13

Ooh please come back and tell us some more, it sounds great and I'd love one!

katymac Fri 19-May-17 21:37:10

We are trying to move to a town with good bike tracks - but it's tricky

We were in Cambridge last week & that was SO amazing!! We felt so safe

katymac Fri 19-May-17 21:39:11

I have been on a bike once (in the last 20 yrs) for about 3 minutes on holiday in egypt

I have Fibromyalgia, CFS & a lot of pain - finally getting my meds organised & I feel much better so DH bought me it

I call it Flash (aarrgghhh! like the song) & it's made by Whoosh

rookiemere Fri 19-May-17 21:41:05

Your last thread when you were buying it inspired me, so I've test ridden an electric Pendleton and will be getting it when my cycle to work voucher comes through. Can't wait - have started new job with longer hours and an electric bike will actually be quicker than bus or car to get home.

WonderWhippet Fri 19-May-17 21:47:25

If it's not too rude may I please ask how much it cost?

katymac Fri 19-May-17 21:50:01

here I collected it so didn't pay for delivery

I am glad Rookie - do you live somewhere with good paths?

rookiemere Fri 19-May-17 21:55:30

Hi katymac it will be road based cycling but there are a few cycle lanes and I'm used to it- at least an electric bike means I can push off super fast at traffic lights.

WonderWhippet Fri 19-May-17 22:01:45

Thank you

katymac Fri 19-May-17 22:34:51

I still wobble starting as the throttle doesn't kick in straight away but I'm doing ok

& I only need to put as much effort in as I can - on tired days I just use the motor

BoysofMelody Sat 20-May-17 10:41:59

Congratulations op, happy riding!

I was a bit on the fence about ebikes but am increasingly seeing their value for people with health conditions and for encouraging people to commute. I think in the next decade or so they'll be a common sight during the rush hour. I certainly hope so.

katymac Sat 20-May-17 11:21:18

Me too!

Lucked Sat 20-May-17 11:29:24

Well done OP. I love the idea of this for commuting. Unfortunately the last three miles of my commute just doesn't look like it could be safely done and can't justify one otherwise.

MrsJamin Sat 20-May-17 22:00:50

Is it really £249? That seems really reasonable!

Lucked Sat 20-May-17 22:07:28

It's £799, a spare battery is £249

MrsJamin Sat 20-May-17 22:48:24

Ohhhh that seems more like it. It's good looking.

BoysofMelody Sun 21-May-17 00:07:43

It's £799, a spare battery is £249

If it is anything like the car industry, battery prices should fall in the next few years so by the time the battery needs replacing it may well be cheaper than that.

MsJuniper Sun 21-May-17 00:59:18

That looks lovely but

"small riders (5'4-5'6) should let us know so we can fit a lower saddle post"

I will have to grow a few inches before I can be classed as a small rider in their eyes!

katymac Sun 21-May-17 09:07:39

I consider myself small (i have a tall family bother 6'4", mum 5'10" etc) MsJuniper and went straight for their 'Petite' well it was very petite & my knees hit the handle bars!!

That sounds good about the battery!

Where I live now I'd have to drive about 5 mile to find a road I could rid on hence moving!

katymac Sun 21-May-17 15:48:40

Just ridden 18 miles today!!

Total side I got it over 125! So proud of myself!

Iwantmoretimetomyself17 Sun 21-May-17 15:52:13

What a lovely thread! Glad you are enjoying cycling OP. I wish you many more happy miles in the saddle grin

FlaviaAlbia Tue 23-May-17 15:13:54

Missed this thread Katy that's brilliant!
grin now come over to the photos on your cycle thread and join in 🚲 smile

TiggyMP Sun 28-May-17 23:41:29

I love mine. All the enjoyment of being on a bike, but all the hills seem half as steep.

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