People all over the world take up cycling at different periods of their lives. They start to feel the benefits. They are completely liberated. It becomes a way of life. But why do people stop? Are some afraid to ever start?
One of the main reasons people may stop cycling is the simple fact of life: we all get older. Cycling up a steep hill just isn’t as doable as it is when you’re in your early 20’s. It becomes too tiresome, and the routine you once had may become broken, therefore, those getting older sometimes have no choice but to stop cycling.
Cycling is often a passion, some become near-obsessed with getting their ‘feel-good fix’ after a bike ride. It is, after all, one of the most popular outdoor leisure sports in the world.
It is widely encouraged that elderly people remain active, although road cycling is generally targeted at those who are younger. Those who are getting older may be misinformed that cycling cannot be a part of their everyday lives, and this is where electric bikes come in…
If you have not cycled since your younger days, you may not be aware of how efficient modern bicycles are. This brings us onto how much they’ve developed, and why an electric bike is perfect for those who would benefit from a little extra assistance.
An electric bike is a regular bicycle with an added battery-powered electric motor, and they assist your pedalling, pushing you along while you perform minimal effort. Allowing you to go 50% faster with the same amount of effort as a standard bicycle, you can cycle up to 15 mph, and the ride would feel like more of a cruise than a chore.
Our range of e-bikes are incredibly popular with the older generation, and we’ve received some truly wonderful feedback about how our products are changing people’s lives. See what some of our customers have had to say below…
“Being an overweight 50yr old, I wanted to make an effort to get fit and I was struggling to enjoy a bike ride with my family. Things have now changed thanks to Axcess. Was advised on the best bike for my use and now my family struggle to keep up with me! I would recommend an E-Bike to anyone and Peter at Axcess was amazing.”
“I bought an electric bike from Axcess for my partner, who is 65 years young, she loves it loves it loves it. One of my better surprise buys.”
Electric bikes are designed to be light, durable and well-balanced in order to provide the perfect ride for you. You are able to consistently tailor your journey to ensure that you’re receiving the best level of electric assistance.
If you’re unsure about taking the next steps, our friendly members of staff are on-hand to provide you with all of the information and guidance you need when considering your purchase.
You’re also more than welcome to hire an electric bike from us from our Devon or Cornwall stores, so pop into your closest Axcess Electric Bikes store when you’d like to give it a go and we’ll guide you through the process.
Whether you haven’t cycled for 20 years or you’re new to it all, it is our aim to think beyond youth culture and get those aged 50+ feeling active, healthy and mobile without having to rely on cars, public transport or other forms of exercise that may be adding strain.
If you have any questions, you’re more than welcome to give us a call or fill out our contact form.
We’re making a good start, but there’s still much to be done in terms of helping older people recognise just how much e-biking can benefit their lives. It is our aim to get more people talking in order to get elderly people more active. Let’s make it happen! Contact us today if you’d like to learn more.