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E-bike put to the test on ‘challenging’ slopes of Roberts Park

By David Jagger

AS someone who tries to avoid cardiovascular exercise as much as possible, I thought a bicycle fitted with an electric motor sounded like a fantastic invention.

Electric bikes – E-bikes – have been around in more cycle-friendly European countries such as Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands for years.

The idea is that when you reach a steep incline, if you lack a lot of strength in your legs, or are not super-fit, the electric motor on the bike will give you an added boost to help you reach the top of the hill or to make your trip a little less exhausting…

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