Why choose an electric bicycle

Electric bicycles eliminate most of the hurdles that conventional bike owners face, from that sinking feeling you get at the sight of a steep hill to concerns about getting hot and bothered on your way into work. They're also surprisingly cheap to run, very quiet, and can even help keep you fit. Basically, they make bicycling fun again!

At the same time, they're more expensive than the average normal bicycle would be, and there's a bit of extra effort involved in that you have to keep plugging them in to charge the battery up.

Let's take a closer look at the benefits and drawbacks associated with electric bicycles. Overall, the pros would seem to outweigh the cons, but feel free to make up your own mind...

The pros and cons of electric bike ownership