Did you know that you can use an electric bike to get fit? An electric bike allows you to exercise without putting excessive strain on your joints and muscles, so that you can safely build your strength and fitness, even if you have not exercised for many years, or have health barriers and challenges. This post describes three different ways in which you can use an ebike to get … [Read more...]
5 Important Health Benefits of Electric Bikes
This post describes the health benefits of electric bikes, based on scientific research and on the experiences of electric bike riders. These health benefits include getting significant levels of exercise, improving cardiac health, improving blood sugar levels, strengthening muscles, bones and joints, building confidence, being able to keep cycling as we age, and preventing … [Read more...]
Are Electric Bikes Cheating?
I sometimes come across people who say, “Riding an electric bike is cheating.” I find this very strange, and sometimes it makes me really angry. Usually, I am too furious to reply, and then sometimes I lie awake all night thinking about what I should have said. So I wrote this post about why I think riding an electric bike absolutely is not cheating. So, let’s take this … [Read more...]
Heavy-Weight Senior Builds His Own Ebike!
This is a guest post from 70-year-old Bob Seible, who decided to build an electric bike that would be tough enough to meet his needs. As I have written in my Guide for Fat Cyclists, most bikes are only intended for people up to about 220 pounds. Bob is in a higher weight class that that, so he wanted a good, strong bike - and he wanted it to be electric as well. Also, he was … [Read more...]
Cycling to Recovery: 72-year-old Recovers from Heart Surgery and Cancer with an Electric Bike
Guest Post: My name is Philip Middlemiss and I am 72 years old. Here are my experiences of using an electric bike. I have had serious health challenges, but today I am cycling and improving my health with an electric bike. About ten years ago I had a major heart incident that needed five stents to fix my heart. Five years ago I had a large piece of my colon removed … [Read more...]