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In recent years, electric bikes (e-bikes) have taken the cycling world by storm. These pedal-powered wonders, equipped with an electric motor and rechargeable battery, offer a thrilling blend of traditional cycling and modern technology. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a newbie, e-bikes have something to offer for everyone.

Why Choose an E-Bike?

  1. Effortless Commuting: E-bikes provide a boost of power as you pedal, making uphill climbs and long distances feel like a breeze.
  2. Eco-Friendly: E-bikes are a greener alternative to cars and motorcycles. They emit zero emissions, reduce traffic congestion, and contribute to cleaner air. Plus, they’re a fun way to reduce your carbon footprint.
  3. Health Benefits: Don’t be fooled by the motor assistance—riding an e-bike still requires pedaling effort. It’s a fantastic way to stay active, improve cardiovascular health, and enjoy the outdoors.
  4. Versatility: E-bikes come in various styles:
    • City E-Bikes
    • Mountain E-Bikes
    • Folding E-Bikes
    • Cargo E-Bikes
    • Hybrid E-Bikes
    • Choosing Your E-Bike

      1. Consider Your Needs

      • Range: How far do you plan to ride? Look for e-bikes with a battery range that suits your daily commute or weekend adventures.
      • Terrain: Are you tackling hills, trails, or city streets? Choose an e-bike with the right motor power and tire grip.
      • Purpose: Commuting, leisure rides, or fitness? Each type of e-bike caters to different needs.

      2. Test Ride

      Visit a local bike shop and take a few e-bikes for a spin. Pay attention to comfort, handling, and responsiveness.

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E-Bike Training:

Kent Cycle training offer range of courses for adults, from total beginners to experienced cyclists:

  • Learn to ride – for beginners and riders wanting to improve their bike handling and confidence. Our aim is to get you riding confidently.
  • Confident road cycling – to give you the skills and confidence to cycle safely on the road.
  • Introduction to e-bikes – to learn more about your electrically assisted cycle, or try one of ours before you buy.
  • E-bike confident road riding – having completed the introduction to electric cycles course, this course will enable you to ride your e-bike efficiently and safely on the road.

Their courses are offered at venues across Kent, which all have parking on site or nearby, and all offer cycle and helmet hire as required.

E-Bike courses are currently available at Gravesend, Canterbury, Maidstone and Deal.

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