If you’re a cyclist, you’ll already know all about the advantages of exploring the world on two wheels! Sometimes, however, wouldn’t it be nice to get up hills a little easier, or maybe just get out more often? At The Insurance Emporium, we’d answer a definite yes to both those questions! That’s why we’ve done some research into the potential benefits of e-bikes*, which are becoming ever more popular! Read on to see what we found!
1. Get green!
The adverse effects of cars on our roads is well known, as is the fact that cycling is much better for the environment. E-bikes make it easy to be green – getting you about efficiently, with a much smaller environmental impact than petrol or diesel!
2. Save money!
Unfortunately, decent e-bikes probably won’t come cheap! However, if you normally drive, the long term savings you could make by not having to fork out for fuel might be worth it!
3. Get some speed!
Whilst you still have to pedal on an e-bike, with the assistance of a motor you’ll be able to reach your destinations much faster than on a regular bike. Which leads us to our next point…
4. Change your commute!
Do you currently spend ages stuck in traffic getting to and from work? As an e-bike is legally classed in the same category as normal cycles, you could make use of cycle lanes. Which means you can spend more time on the move and less time stuck in jams!
5. No licence!
As e-bikes are bicycles, you’re not required by law to have any kind of licence to ride one! So it could be as simple as getting your new bike and riding straight off into the sunset! It’s recommended that you do wear a helmet, however!
6. It’s a breeze!
As a company based in Yorkshire, we know how hard it can be climbing uphill! The motor in an e-bike might be able to help with that! Using your electric charge, you could be sailing straight up those inclines, even in a nasty headwind!
7. Get fit!
Yes, e-bikes have motors, but that doesn’t mean you have to use them all the time! Make use of the extra boost only when you really need it, so you might get just as much exercise as on a regular bike. Having a motor attached can also make e-bikes heavier – so if you’re looking to get fit, the extra weight should help!
8. Get out more!
Riding an e-bike could make getting out on your bike a more regular occurrence! The increased speed might mean it’s easier to reach destinations that are further afield, or up some steep inclines, a much more realistic proposition!
9. Have fun!
Possibly the most important point here – cycling is fun, no matter what the bike! Getting an e-bike could lead to the beginning of many new biking adventures!
Whether you’re thinking about joining the e-bike revolution, or you’re firmly motorless, have you considered insuring your cycle? The Insurance Emporium’s policies come with Theft, Accidental Loss Or Damage as standard, with a whole host of Optional Benefits to choose from – so you can tailor your cover to suit your wheels! You could also get up to 25% discount^ when you take out a policy. Direct your ride to The Insurance Emporium to find out more!
* The Insurance Emporium does not provide cover for e-bikes where motor assistance exceeds 15mph.
^ The 25% discount is made up of 15% Introductory Discount plus 5% Aged-Related Discount and 5% Security Discount (if appropriate). The Introductory Discount is available on the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies.
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