Christmas may be over for another year, and this year we are more excited about looking forward than ever. While 2020 will go down in the history books for all the wrong reasons, all is not lost. Your EMU electric bike has everything you need to make the best of 2021.
The Electric Bike Revolution is Here – And You’re Part of It
Did you get a new electric bike for Christmas this year? If so, congratulations! If you already had one, then even better. Ebikes are becoming the new normal. In a world with many recent new normals, most of which have not been for the better, it’s exciting to know that electric bike riders are contributing positively to the planet and to their own mental and physical health. Greener and cheaper to run than a car or motorbike, more versatile and fun than a standard bike, electric bikes are here to stay.
Whether you have a Classic or a Roam, a Step Through or a Crossbar ebike, you are leading the charge. This year is going to be even bigger for the electric bike and for good reason. Whether you are predominantly using yours for commuting or leisure, electric bikes are booming. In the Netherlands, they have outsold standard bikes since 2018 and the trend suggests that this will soon be the case in the UK too.
There are so many reasons to be positive about 2021 as an electric bike owner: they really are the gift that keeps on giving! As we continue to negotiate our way in and out of tiers and lockdowns, your ebike will remain a constant source of comfort.
A Classic Ebike Does More Than Just Get You to Work
If you are using your ebike for work, it will get you there faster. As less effort is required you can breeze into your workplace, coolly and calmly, and instantly ready for the day. You’ll be saving on commuting costs, not to mention avoiding public transport with all its implications for COVID. If you have swapped your car journey for an ebike ride you can feel proud that you are helping in the fight against air and noise pollution. And let’s not forget you’re staying fit and healthy!
One of the more positive aspects of the pandemic has been that with fewer people commuting, and others changing their commuting habits, there have been fewer cars on the roads and more bikes. This makes for a safer and cleaner experience, and the trend is set to continue. As we move out of the colder, damper months and towards the light and warmth of spring and summer, your ebike will be like your new best friend that helped you through the dark times.
See Friends and Family and Go Further with Your Roam Ebike
We made it through 2020 and all it threw at us, and as we move forward into 2021 our lives still look different. This time, however, we are prepared. Your electric bike is there for you, to help you see more of your friends and family and more of your environment as well.
It’s easy to be socially distanced on a bike and a great way to spend time with people it might be difficult to see otherwise. And don’t forget your electric bike has added benefits. Your cycling range is automatically greater so you can see people who are further afield. And it also means that you need never worry about keeping up!
And for those who just want to get out and get some fresh air and exercise, the world is your oyster. A US study on electric bikes found that, “Nearly 70% of the respondents stated that they ride for different purposes or to different destinations or take different routes than they would on a standard bicycle”. So, go further, see more, and get fit in the process. Hills? What hills? It’s win-win.
A Happy New Ebike Year to Everyone!
So, plenty to look forward to! 2021 is going to be the year of the electric bike and you are playing your part. If you had a new EMU ebike for Christmas, please don’t forget to register it. And if you want to spread the word and help your friends and family join you in the electric bike revolution, why not suggest they Try an EMU Bike.
Here at EMU we are always happy to help and advise. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us either by email, or by calling one of our team on 0203 797 7555.
Happy New Year and enjoy your ebiking!