PxPixel
British Cycling and the e-bike commute challenge - BikeBiz

British Cycling and the e-bike commute challenge

Two staff from cycling organisation attempt gruelling 'commute', pitting e-bike against cyclocross rig
Author:
Publish date:
1-screen-shot-2011-12-16-at-12.30.46.png

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:

Featured Jobs

the cycle hub

Showroom Manager

The Cycle Hub I Dubai, United Arab Emirates I Competitive Package & Bonus I Date Published Tuesday 26th June 2018

Giant St Paul Logo

Bike Fitter / Sales Person

Giant St Pauls I City of London I Salary: Negotiable Dependent on Experience I Date Published Thursday 21st June 2018

CRC_Logo_620x349-1

Bike Technician

Chain Reaction Cycles I Ballyclare I Competitive Salary & Benefits Package I Date Published Monday 2nd July 2018

Canyon_Logo_1(1)

Brand Content Writer

Canyon Bicycles GmbH I Koblenz, Germany I Salary: Up to €38,000 I Date Published Tuesday 3rd July 2018

CRC_Logo_620x349-1

Retail Sales Advisor

Chain Reaction Cycles I Belfast I Competitive Salary & Benefits Package I Date Published Monday 2nd July 2018