If you’re looking to make your commute to work a little more sustainable and healthier, cycling is the best alternate option.
Did you know that the average petrol car produces about 120 grams of CO2 for every kilometre travelled? This can be dramatically decreased by swapping the throttle for the pedal.
However, where people may have favoured cars over bicycles due to travel times, newer alternatives are matching the pace and making cycling a more viable commuting option.
Electric bikes can travel up to speeds of 15.5 miles per hour. This is about one-third quicker than the average cycling speed.
A five-mile journey by car may take 15 minutes by car, but only 20 minutes on an e-bike. While the five minutes difference is almost unnoticeable, the petrol savings doing this journey, back and forth, every working day for a year could be around £748. This is before saving on insurance and tax. If budgeting is a concern in your life, starting with an e-bike is a great way to help your finances.
Don’t worry about constant recharging. Some bikes can travel around 120 miles before needing their batteries plugged in. This means that the average commuter only has to recharge the battery once per week. Plug it in for the weekend and get ready for the next week’s commute – you’ll never have to queue at the petrol pump again.