Electric bikes have now come of age. They are no longer some odd contraption that doesn't work properly. Sales in the UK are on the road to catching up with other countries who have embraced the pedal and battery powered combo.
Most are now all 'pedal assist' meaning when you pedal the motor matches your power input making much lighter work of any commute, hill climb or pop to the shop.
With a wide array of forms from folding and easy step over bikes for the elderly to fully spec'd mountain bikes with true off road capability, right now everyone is giving the electric bike a second look. While those who were convinced the first time around are saying 'I told you so'.
Leading brands are now in on the action including Bosch power systems across many of the leading bike brands.