Beat the Tube Strike with an Emu Electric Bike

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Commuters face rush hour travel misery as Tube strike hits

Evening Standard – 9th January 2017

A 24-hour tube strike in London starts at 6pm tonight and will lead to congested roads and a run on the city's hire bikes on the Monday morning commute.

During previous tube strikes many people took to cycling instead, and once the strikes finished some of these people kept cycling. A tube strike can demonstrate how quick cycling can be in a congested city, and now that Transport for London has invested in protected Cycle Superhighways many newcomers to cycling will also find it easier to cycle around London than ever before.

Before some recent tube strikes the London Cycling Campaign has promoted cycling as a superior travel option.

"Here at London Cycling Campaign, we want more Londoners to cycle all year round, but if there's one day to start commuting to work by bike it’s tomorrow. Not only will your journey be quicker but you'll save money, get fitter and even enjoy your trip."

It's likely that London's bike shops will see increased business on Monday with ever more customers looking at the advantages of an electric bike.

On an Emu Electric Bike you could be zipping along, pedal-assisted, at up to 15.5mph and even allowing for stopping at traffic lights etc. you should average well over 12mph for your whole journey, meaning for many trips of up to 10 miles in London, an e-bike will often be the fastest choice. With increasing investment in cycleways and quiet ways it is becoming ever more practical and safer to move around cities by e-bike. Not only is it far cheaper, but you will stay fitter as you are exercising, but with pedal assist and six power settings you can control how much, to arrive sweat free and dressed for destination.

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