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Getting Started In The Electric Bike Hobby


If you want to get started in the electric bike hobby, it can be difficult to find the right bike at a price that doesn’t break the bank. Fortunately, here at Electric Bike World, we have a selection of high quality Cheap Electric Bikes, so you can join the hobby at a budget friendly price.


Getting Started In The eBike World

Getting started is easy, if you choose a road legal eBike, all you need is your bike and your cycling equipment. As long as the bicycle doesn’t provide pedal assistance above 25km/h (15.5 mph) and the power does not exceed 250 watts, you can ride the bike without need of a license, you don’t need to register it, and you don’t need to pay vehicle tax.

Choosing The Bike That’s Right For You

There are numerous reasons why people want to join the electric bike community and the style of eBike that is best suited to you will depend on these reasons. To help you identify what style of pedlec electric bike you should choose, here’s a quick guide.

  • A Bike To Help With Fitness If you’re searching for a bicycle to help you achieve your fitness goals, an electric bike is a great choice. Electric bicycles provide assistance as you pedal, which gives you a helping hand as you exercise, making the bike ride less tiring, thus making it more likely that you will ride more frequently, which means more exercise. For these reasons, it might even be more advantageous than choosing to ride an ‘acoustic bike’. Additionally, eBikes are a great choice for those recovering from injuries, or people who are suffering from arthritis as the pedal assistance provides a form of low-impact exercise, enabling them to stay active despite their injuries. For those searching for a fitness option, we recommend either the Mountain Sport or the City Sport from LifeCycle. Both version have a range of up to 70 miles with self-adjusting hydraulic disc brakes and puncture resistant tyres, providing you with a reliable long range bike ride. So if you want to cycle on roads, we recommend the City Sport, but if you would like to take your biking onto off-road trails and dirt paths, the Mountain Sport is a great choice.

  • Transport Option For Commuters Electric bikes are an ideal method of transport for commuters. If you like the idea of cycling to work, but the route would leave you exhausted before the start of the day, the eBike can help. Electric bikes use an electric motor in a pedal assist manner. This makes it different to a full-power or no-pedal bike. Instead of using a hub motor, there is a motor located near the rear wheel where it provides the rider with assistance as they pedal. The pedal assist motor will empower you with assistance as you ride, enabling you to ride further and longer; allowing you to cycle to work without feeling too exhausted when you arrive at the start of the day. If you’re interested in a swift and nimble bicycle for use in your daily commute, we recommend the Axcess Hunter. This eBike provides its rider with a comfortable ride thanks to its relaxed saddle and ergonomic design. With the thumb throttle providing starting assistance, it’s a great choice for commuters who are cycling on the road in areas without cycle lanes.

  • Transport Whilst On Holiday Electric bikes are a great choice for people searching for secondary transport options whilst holidaying in a caravan, motor home, or canal barge. With their advantages to portability and storage, it’s easy to see why many people would choose a fold-up bike in this situation. However, folding bicycles do have disadvantages with regards to cycling up hills due to their smaller design. However, with assistance from the pedlec motor, these hills will feel flattened out, resulting in a more enjoyable cycling experience. As such, if you’re searching for a bicycle for use whilst on holiday, we recommend taking a folding electric bicycle, such as the LifeCycle Traveller, or the LifeCycle Buzz.

Take Your First Steps Into The Electric Bike Hobby, Visit Our Team In Store

As we are one of the oldest established solely eBike shops in the UK, you know that if you choose an eBike from our online store, you will receive both high quality service and products. Remember, our electric bikes will outperform all other road legal electric bikes in terms of speed, power, range, ease of use, backup and warranty.

If you would like to join the many cyclists all over the country who cycle using an electric bike, visit Electric Bike World in Southampton, Hampshire. Our shop is located at 54 Bedford place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2DT.

Any Questions? Get In Touch With Our Team

If you have any questions and you would like to speak to our team of electric bike specialists, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call; a member of staff will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

So if you have any questions, please call 02380 236 540; our lines are open 9.00 – 5.00 Monday to Saturday.


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