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E-bike use predicted to grow by almost 40,000% by 2050, according to Halfords research

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Jack Sexty

Jack is the news editor here at eBikeTips, and also edits the live blog and writes tech news over on our sister site 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.   


5 years 1 month ago

I have been road biking for over 60 years. I tried a emountain bike in Spain two weeks ago done over 300k in four days. The verdict was amazing big endurance no problem. Your still working but was one of the best cycle days I have ever had. Awesome. Enjoyed the experience so much I became a Cube ebike dealer. 

5 years 1 month ago

It's been said before but I have to state the obvious again, where's the infrastructure?

Segregated cycle paths and other measures to protect vulnerable cyclists from motor vehicles.

Mandatory cycle training for school children and awareness courses for learner drivers.

Serious attempts to restrict vehicle use in city centers.

What do they think will happen, they'll sell loads of e-bikes to punters and they'll all pile out onto the streets on them and everything will be fine?

I've been commuting by bicycle for over four years now, I enjoy it but I've had to learn the hard way.

I've been knocked down twice, had two bikes written off, had a bike stolen - I've had to learn about panniers, lights, mudguards, appropriate commuter wear, pedals, navigation apps, basic bike maintenance, how to deal with close vehicle passes, where to find safe cycle lanes, helmets, signalling, lights, locks - basically anything that'll keep me alive and uninjured.

I was determined, that's why I'm still cycling and not confining my e-bike to the garage.

Not many people would go through this kind of hardship!