Cycling enthusiast Jonathon Monk discovers that, contrary to expectations, riding an electric-assist bicycle can help you improve you level of fitness.
There is a common misconception regarding electric bikes – that they do all of the hard work for you! Whilst it is true that they do complement the pedaling power of the cyclist, as well as providing assistance wherever needed, it is important to note that they are not the same as a motorbike or scooter.
Because electric bikes reduce the level of effort required when compared to a regular bicycle, they offer the perfect way to bridge the gap between no cycling and cycling on a regular bike. Health experts universally agree that even modest amounts of regular exercise are far more beneficial than no exercise at all and as such, these bikes are ideal for helping people of all ages to enhance their fitness. Even seemingly mundane tasks such as going to work, college or the shops on an electric bike can help to provide significant benefits to the health of the rider
There is a strong school of thought that even believes that riding an electric bike can prove to offer better exercise than a regular bike due to the fact that e-bike owners tend to use their bike more. Riding an electric bike is often so exhilarating that it does not actually feel like you are exercising, which makes people far more likely to stick with it.