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How to beat inflation and save thousands with an electric bike

Words by Stuart on 26/05/2022 19:10:00

ebikes beat the pump

You know, I know. The whole "Don't like petrol prices?" thing. Ride a bike!" It sounds annoying and is not practical for many people. But, if you didn't already know it, there's a fantastic alternative to pedal bikes: fun and energy-efficient electric bikes! As prices rise and fuel supply is uncertain, perhaps now is the best time to consider an electric bike.

That's awesome if you can pedal during your entire commute. Go for it! In reality, very few car commuters have the physical stamina or endurance to make the daily commute on an old-school 21-speed. But eBikes have seen incredible success in convincing drivers to switch to two wheels.

E-bikes make cycling more accessible, faster, and fun, transforming a long and arduous ride into a short, fast, and enjoyable one. Electric bikes have pedal assist, which gives you a helpful push while you provide a portion of the effort. Cycling is excellent for exercise, and electric bikes offer much of the exercise benefits of regular cycling but without arriving at work all hot and bothered.

Electric Bikes beat inflation

The savings at the pump are impressive. According to the RAC, the average petrol price is £1.74 and diesel £1.84. Which, as you know, will not get you very far in a car. But on an electric bike? That same £1.74 will take you hundreds of miles because eBikes are ridiculously cheap to charge, and they are incredibly efficient. You most likely won't even notice a difference in your electricity bill from owning an electric bike – they barely use any energy.

According to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, motorists in the UK saw the steepest rise in fuel prices in over 18 years, and prices for petrol and diesel could rise to as much as £2.50 a litre.

With this in mind, people are increasingly looking for more budget-friendly ways to commute, whether it's through carpooling, public transportation, electric vehicles or, you guessed it, ebikes. We can all benefit from the shift to more efficient, affordable modes of transportation.

Consider, too, the savings in parking fees, insurance, car payments, wear and tear on the car, etc. These savings have led to many people converting to one-car and one-ebike families. Some have even given up cars altogether in favour of e-bikes, saving thousands of pounds.

Although electric bikes initially seem expensive, there are many ways to make getting your ebike more affordable, including cycle to work schemes and finance options. As a result, many of our customers find that they see a return on their investment in a matter of months.

We have so many great electric bikes in stock at electric bike sales in a wide range of prices that, indeed, we have something for everyone.

Raleigh Stride 2 eCargo Bike

Ditch the car. The school run just got fun. The Raleigh Stride 2 is an elegant, eco-friendly two-wheeled alternative to typical family transport. Designed with practicality in mind, this classy cargo bike can carry a lot. Kids, pets, parcels, the weekly shop - you name it, the Stride has got the whole family covered. With a large load capacity and cargo area to transport the children, combined with all the efficiency of electrical assistance, you can forget honking the horn when you're stuck in traffic - instead, pedal the stress of rush hour away on the Stride.

  • 2 wheel cargo ebike
  • bosch performance cx cargo line motor, designed to perform with heavier loads, adapts accordingly to weight onboard
  • with a range of 40 miles on a single charge; the stride delivers peace of mind, undertaking multiple short journeys with plenty left in the tank.
  • Integrated lights mean you can keep cargoing in lower light and keep you and your precious cargo more visible in traffic
  • british weather wont hold you back either, thanks to built-in mudguards
  • 1000Wh - we can upgrade this model to dual battery
  • options including rain tent
RieseRiese and Muller Load 75 Vario Electric Bike Coal Grey Matt

The Load 75.
Even more space for your freedom.

Feel the wind in your hair, enjoy the speed, quick stops and fast starting. And take as much with you as you need. This is what freedom feels like. With its low centre of gravity, Riese & Müller Control Technology and a huge loading surface, the Load 75 combines riding dynamics and load options, like no other E-Cargo bike. The strong, latest-generation Bosch Performance CX motor delivers hitherto unknown power. And the Load 75 is also extremely reliable, thanks to its high-grade components.

Riese and Muller Multicharger Mixte GT Vario 750 Electric Bike Utility Grey/Black Matt

The Multicharger Mixte.
Everything and everyone on board.
Taking the two little ones to nursery during the week, heading off on a day outing with kit and caboodle or perhaps a big family shopping trip? No matter what your plans are: the Multicharger Mixte is up for anything. What’s its special feat? It handles with the lightness of a normal E-Bike, while boasting superior safety. And, thanks to the comfortable step-through, getting on and off could not be easier.
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