Transform daily trips with an e-bike
Designed to make everyday cycling a breeze, these upgraded bicycles are fitted with a battery-powered motor to give you more power in your pedals. Think of it like a hand on your back giving you a gentle push!
While we're never going to replace longer car rides or big shopping trips with a bike, there are many practical ways you can incorporate one into your daily life.
Since 71% of our journeys are less than 5 miles, this means that most of our day-to-day car journeys could be achieved by less than 30 minutes on an electric bike - think trips to the local shop, visiting nearby friends, gym sessions and coffee runs. When you consider every time you hop in the car, there are usually a few great opportunities to opt for a bike instead.
As well as emitting health-harming pollution and climate-changing carbon, short journeys are bad for your car, too. With the engine having less time to warm up, it'll be running inefficiently, burning more fuel and pumping out more fumes.
Since e-bikes make hills and longer trips a much more achievable feat, you could be cutting your emissions, skipping the traffic jams, saving money on petrol and getting a light workout in too!
You can read how Katharine switched her daily journeys for an e-bike here.