When it comes to really enjoyable form of exercise, cycling has to be right up there in terms of fun, enjoyment and fitness. Riding a bike is something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from tots to teens, from those in the prime of life to those enjoying their golden years. Cycling has seen a real growth in popularity in recent years, partially due to the success of British Cyclists at the last two Olympic games, and there are some stunning cycle paths and routes around the country to be enjoyed, particularly in Staffordshire where I live. Getting on your bike is a great way to get outside in the fresh air to enjoy the beautiful countryside, whilst getting fit in the process.
But what if you love cycling, but it no longer loves you? There is no doubt that cycling is great for fitness, but it can also be physically grueling too, especially if you suffer with issues that affect your mobility, this could be something like bad knees or weak ankles, or a more long term condition like Arthritis. For many people facing these sorts of issues, riding a bike has been a pastime that has been abandoned. But this no longer needs to be the case – if you can’t ride a normal bike, you can try an E Bike.
Fenetic Wellbeing are a mobility company who want to ensure that disability shouldn’t be a barrier to being fit. They look to provide mobility products that address individual needs and their most recent innovation is the E Bike. They have launched a fab campaign to get us all #onyourebikes.
Fenetic explains how the E Bike works:
An electric bike is an ordinary bicycle with the addition of a battery and electric motor to help with propulsion. E-bikes are perfect for those who love the outdoor lifestyle but suffer with physical restrictions such as bad knees or arthritis. The PAS (Pedal Assist System) of an electric bike means you only need to apply a small amount of pressure to the pedals to get moving. The electric motor will step in and do the hard work for you!
Obviously an E Bike is a fantastic fitness option for those with mobility issues, but they are also brilliant for any rider. They allow you to cycle further distances which your stamina may not allow in normal circumstances, and are great if you have just started riding and are just building up your fitness levels. If you ride purely for pleasure, this sort of bike takes a lot of the hard work out of your travels. If your passion is mountain biking, there is even an E Bike that is suitable for mountain terrain. Many E Bikes are foldable, and are therefore portable – you can stash it in your boot to take it on holiday.
*Post in collaboration with Fenetic Wellbeing.