British Cycling and the e-bike commute challenge

Two staff from cycling organisation attempt gruelling 'commute', pitting e-bike against cyclocross rig
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British Cycling has pitted the up and coming electric bike against pedal power in what it calls the 'Electric bike mega commute challenge'.

Thanks to a donation from EBCO, e-bike cycnic and British Cycling web manager Phil Ingham set a challenge, placing his trusty Kona Jake the Snake versus the electric bike on a 22-mile route through the urban sprawl of Greater Manchester and up over the moors of the Pennines, a route Ingham rides almost daily.

The electric bike apparently survived the challenge and had enough charge left over for the commute the following day.

To find out which bike faired best, check out the below video:

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