FREE Electric Bike Test Ride
20 March 2018
Transport for London (TfL) is launching a new scheme with the Association of Cycle Traders and electric bike retailers to help raise awareness of the benefits of electric bikes and to encourage more Londoners to take up cycling.
What is an electric bike?
An electric bike, or e-bike, is a standard pedal bike fitted with a battery and electric motor. Whether you want help to cycle further, negotiate the hills in your area, or just make your ride easier, e-bikes are a great way to get cycling!
Why use an electric bike?
More than a fifth of people who don’t cycle are put off because they think they aren’t fit enough, feel distances are too long or say they are too old. E-bikes can help overcome these concerns as the power-assisted bikes allow the rider to cycle further, and uphill, with ease.
E-bike user Majonne Frost, said: “My e-bike has put me in control of my journeys. Traffic makes driving to work unreliable, but my journeys on an e-bike are a doddle. I can even cycle with my kids to school and carry on to work from there. I feel fitter and have saved hundreds of pounds in petrol - I’d recommend one to anyone.”
FREE e-bike test ride:
TfL and the Association of Cycle Traders have launched a website to allow Londoners to benefit from exclusive discounts and improved access to e-bikes to encourage more to take up cycling.
The website, available through tfl.gov.uk/electric-bikes, brings together more than 100 stores offering free test rides across the capital - meaning that everyone can try an e-bike that suits them. TfL has also negotiated exclusive offers on e-bikes with many retailers, which are only available through the website.