I went from an e-bike sceptic to a convert overnight. I’ve ridden 5,000km in 18 months. I ride three times as often and three times as far as I ever did on my old bike. The city has become smaller, friendlier and more accessible. I ride to work, to meetings, to my night classes at 17th Ave.
From my home in Ōtūmoetai, it’s an easy 15 minutes to the Mount. No queues, no car parking hassles, you feel more alive and you’re saving the world one ride at a time.
My wife bought an e-bike too, having not ridden bikes much, and she now rides to work every day, rain or shine. We’ll zip into town for coffee in the weekends.
The family car only comes out for after-school trips and shopping. E-bikes have changed our lives and we are gleefully, annoyingly evangelical about it.
E-bikes are the way of the future! The best way to get to work! Why, you say, I can think of a few reasons....
Speedy – door-to-door it’s often quicker than the car and e-bikes have a great turn of speed, it’s fun!
No stress - I can avoid the car routes by travelling through the countryside or using off road bike lanes, a great way to de-stress at the end of the day.
Exercising - at the same time so you can tick that off for day and get some fresh air.
Power - choosing to have the battery power on or off is a great option depending on how much exertion you want to put in.
Parking - right at your work door. No need to worry about finding a park and paying for one.
I can definitely recommend an e-bike as a great way to travel.