Here at Beameo, we want to inject more joy into cycling. To us, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been cycling for years or you rarely ride at all. All that matters is that you make time to enjoy riding your bike. You may have recently come back to cycling after many years, and if this is the case, you might find that a lot has changed.
Electric bikes are everywhere now, and although this is great, it does complicate things a bit - too much choice makes it tricky to know what to get! But this isn’t about the ins and outs of electric bikes, we’re here to give you a few reasons you should consider one!
Why You Should Buy an Electric Bike:
E-bikes are Fun
Do you remember what it was like to ride a bike for the first time? Everyone has a story about learning to ride. Remember taking your stabilisers off and speeding around with all of your friends? Even if this isn’t the case, you’ve got to admit, riding bikes can bring about a sense of nostalgia.
There’s something about riding bikes that brings a smile to our faces, and we want you to experience that. Cycling brings about a sense of community. You can meet new people, see new places and take time out for yourself.
They Give You a Sense of Freedom
There’s something so freeing about cycling. For many of us, it would have been the first taste of independence in childhood, maybe even the first time we were given the freedom to explore a little by ourselves. This doesn’t change as we age. It doesn’t matter why you cycle, whether it’s commuting, for exercise, meeting new people, or exploring - getting out on two wheels feels uninhibited, there are more options to move about freely.
Electric bikes allow you to embrace that freedom. You don’t have to worry about fitness, or keeping up with others, the assistance allows you to get your heart rate up, feel free, and enjoy some time outdoors.
No more Traffic!
When you’re sitting in traffic, you’re not stuck in it, you are traffic. With an electric bike, you don’t have to worry about rushing or sitting in queues, you can get to where you need to be with a lot less hassle.
It can be an adjustment to get used to taking more trips by bike, but once you do, even if it’s once a week, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it before. It doesn’t even have to be far. You can ride miles to a local cafe, or you can pop down the road to post a letter. What you do on your bike is up to you!
Riding an Electric Bike is Good for you
Riding bikes is good for you. It’s great for both your mental and physical health (and don’t get us started on doing your bit for the environment)! A study, conducted in Australia in 2022 gave 20 participants (who rarely cycled) an electric bike for 12 weeks, and it resulted in a boost in their physical and mental well-being.
Several other studies have also shown that people are more likely to cycle longer distances with an electric bike. Another study looking into the health benefits of e-cycling found that it can improve health. Whilst there are an increasing number of studies in this area, and some diminish the benefits, we don’t think any time spent on a bike is a bad thing.
E-Bikes Make Things Easier
Worried about hills? Think you’re not fit enough? Think again! That’s not to say you can’t ride an electric bike if you’re active! Quite the opposite. Electric bikes are for everyone. You could have certain health issues, you might struggle to find the motivation to get out, or you could be worried about slowing others down. You might just want assistance because you’re carrying or transporting something.
Electric bikes are fantastic levellers. They allow people to ride together who might not always have been able to. E-bikes will typically have different modes of assistance, so you can choose how much effort you want (or you’re able) to put in, and the bike will assist you up to 15.5 MPH (this is the legal limit in the UK).
Whether you want to ride more, ride further, ride to work, ride to get fit, save money on transport, avoid traffic, make hills easier or ride with others - whatever your reason for riding, choosing an electric bike will most definitely bring more joy to your life!
If you have any questions about cycling or any of our bikes, drop us an email on email@example.com and we’ll be glad to help!