Big excitement with the first trip (in freezing weather) on the new electric bike – a brilliant 70th birthday present from the family. We’ve always wanted to cycle more – for reasons of carbon, cash, exercise and sheer enjoyment of the countryside around Hedgerley. But the really steep hills in every direction have always defeated us. So we are hoping that the answer will be this new generation of electric bikes- better in every way than the original Sinclair add-on I tried 25 years ago. After a lot of research we chose the Smarta range from the very helpful Electric Transport Shop in Oxford.
And certainly today proved the point as I was able to peddle up the kind of hills that would normally defeat me completely. So hopefully this is the beginning of a new era. We will be reporting progress.