Are you new to the world of electric bikes or a well-versed expert? Test your knowledge on our little quiz. Like anything that sees a spike in popularity, ebikes have been prone to an array of myths, misinformation and lack of clarity. Our web pixies have prepared a short, fun quiz to test how much you know and help clarify some common myths. Remember, it’s just for fun!
1. People burn fewer calories when riding an e-bike than a normal bicycle?
It sounds unlikely but actually, people who ride electric bikes use their bike seven times more than people on conventional bikes. That means e-bike users are getting out more and burning more carbs!
2. There are more bike riders than electric bike riders?
At present, there are more normal bike riders in the UK. Last year however, Germany saw e-bikes account for around 50% of all cycle sales. The UK looks set to follow this trend with over 50,000 electric bikes sold last year. Predictions are that this figure will see an even bigger hike in next year’s sales results.
3. How fast can an e-bike legally go on UK roads?
In order to meet the EAPC requirements, the maximum speed of electric bikes in the UK is 15.5mph.
4. What’s better a motor in the centre or in the rear or front wheel?
A. In the centre
B. In the rear
C. Front wheel
Many people claim there is an absolute answer to this but the truth is it depends on the rider. We’ve written a really helpful article on this to help you find the right answer. Read our Rear Hub vs Crank motors post
5. Which is the best and most enjoyable way to commute?
A. Public transport
B. On foot
C. Conventional bicycle
Maybe we’re biased but we think electric bikes are hands down the best way to commute. Avoiding the traffic, delays, public transport strike action, faults and engineering works while staying fresh and arriving at work sweat-free! We’ve yet to see a better way to commute.