When I got an email from the lovely Natalie at Cycling Made Easy asking me to pop down to try out one of their electric bikes I have to admit a little bit of fear set in!
I love to ride but only in the confines of somewhere like Center Parcs where it is traffic free and lots of wide open space. Cycling Made Easy is in the middle of town so I having a few palpitations about riding on the road.
The trial day was to raise money for the very worth while charity The Children’s Trust who do a fantastic job of caring for children with brain injury. Every trial that took place would mean the charity would gain £5 towards their hard work.
I bit the bullet and was put at ease by the super friendly staff in store who put my mind at ease and made number five more than welcome. We were infact going to be sticking to quiet roads and cycle paths which was a great weight off my shoulders.
I had no preconceived ideas as to how the bikes were going to work. I couldn’t really imagine a push bike bike with added power to it. The only way I could describe it was like your legs being given an extra boost.
We started off riding the bike as you usually would then picking up speed and ramping up the assistance. I was really surprised at how much easier you could climb a hill. I felt supercharged!
It would be the perfect bike to use for your commute to work or for getting the shopping as you can use the assistance to get you where you need to be without the usual strenuous ride.
I have always fancied having a bike with a trailer which is really hard going to get around with. With the electric power you would be able to get along with much greater ease.
If you are thinking of trying out a healthier lifestyle with the addition of some cycling I would really suggest popping in and giving them a try. I was very plesently with my ride and would defiantly consider investing when my little ones are older.