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Danish report on e-bike incidents concludes that age and age-related disabilities were often contributing factors

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Jack Sexty

Jack first became fascinated with e-bikes when an elderly gentleman breezed past him without a care in the world up a big old hill in North Wales - thus realising e-bikes are the real deal! Although he genuinely enjoys time trials and lung-busting climbs without assistance, Jack likes nothing more than cruising round town on an e-bike during his days off.   

4 comments

1 week 6 days ago

So ... older riders broke more arms, legs ribs .. etc ...

Because They Wer'nt Wearing a Helmet !!!!

Whats that i can smell ..... bullsh1t  ..........................

1 week 6 days ago

So ... older riders broke more arms, legs ribs .. etc ...

Because They Wer'nt Wearing a Helmet !!!!

Whats that i can smell ..... bullsh1t  ..........................

2 weeks 1 day ago

More difficult to quantify is the number of older or disabled people who have gained improved health, strength and balance thanks to regular e-bike use, and who may thus suffer fewer falls when not out on their bikes.

2 weeks 1 day ago

I guess you would expect a result like this. The interesting question is what % of ebike users in Denmark are over say 65. If for example it's over 50% then the result is in line.

Having said that, as an older emtb rider, I recognise the weight and difficulty of manoeuvring ebikes in tight spaces or eg in traffic. If you're not confident and or fit then keeping to trails and bike designated tracks is an obvious answer!