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Are electric bikes cheating?

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Dave Atkinson

Dave lives at the top of a big hill and his office is at the bottom, so he's all in favour of a helping hand. Plus, e-bikes are fun! He's the editor of ebiketips and one of the founders of EBT's road cycling sister site, He used to work on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike back in the day, and he's a former mountain bike bog snorkelling World Champion. Really.


1 year 4 months ago

If it's cheating then expensive lightweight bikes and expensive lightweight components are cheating too.

4 years 7 months ago

Yes, because it does help old knees get up hills.

No, because it comes a challenge to arrive home with a full battery and do twice the miles I would have attempted on my twangy 1980's Raleigh Lady Richmond.