Can Electric Biking Get You Back Into Cycling?

July 9, 2018 Cycling Electric Bikes

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.

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The older generation: cycling for pleasure

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…

Reasons to cycle at an older age

  • No big stresses or strains on your body
  • According to The Independent, cycling reduces the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Good aerobic exercise
  • According to The Telegraph, a certain amount of cycling helps with losing weight
  • Bicycling Magazine says that it improves lung function, (good for those who suffer from asthma or bronchitis)
  • Provides the chance to join an expanding network of cyclists
  • Able to make use of cycle paths and other facilities
  • To help protect the environment
  • Opportunities to meet new people
  • Gives new independence and freedom

Get back on your bike…

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.

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Rediscover the joy of cycling

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.

Join our electric biking movement!

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.

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We found everyone at Axcess Electric Bikes extremely helpful. We chose a Raleigh Captus Crossbar and was able to test ride it before buying it and they even delivered it the same day! The electric bike is so easy to use and as we live at the top of a hill we don't have to worry about getting home after a long ride! We can't recommend them highly enough.
Excellent! what a difference its made to my life. No more having to phone for a taxi to take me into Honiton. I now just get on my bike and I'm in the centre of town in 10 minutes. My only quetion is....why didn't I get one earlier!
It is great for hilly places which is where I live. What I like is the fact that I can pedal if I want, then if a hill is steep I can turn the motor up. It's great when I cycle with younger fitter friends it means I can keep up.
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