We've got a folding electric bike for you to start the year cycling!
January is a great time to get active, and if you’ve just read our feature about the benefits of cycling, you’re probably keen to take to two wheels. For some people, an electric bike can be the best way to get back in the saddle – and we’ve got one to give away worth more than £1,000.
An electric bike is ideal if you need a bit of a helping hand, whether you live in a hilly area, you’re getting back into cycling following an illness, or you’re taking it up having never ridden before.
We’re giving away the Batribike Dash (RRP £1,029), which allows you to choose different levels of assistance. This means you get the health benefits of moderate-intensity exercise, but also get extra help when you need it – perhaps on hills, if you’ve got a headwind, or if you’re feeling tired.
The Batribike Dash is a folding electric bike, so it’s perfect if you’ve got limited storage space, want to put it in the boot of your car to cycle on routes further from home, or want to take it on public transport.
The Batribike Dash foldedAll Batribike electric bikes have rotation sensors that feel when the pedals are turning and switch the power on to help you. The different levels of assistance available can be easily selected on the handlebar-mounted display.
All the bikes in the Batribike range have a thumb throttle, too. This allows the rider to set off from a standstill on complete power. The first push to get going is often where the most strain is felt, but once momentum is gained, riding becomes easier. Pedal assist allows riders to go further and for a greater length of time than they would otherwise be able to.
Riders who are less able can build their fitness by using higher levels of assistance in the early days, gradually reducing the amount of assistance as they find their fitness improving.
How to enter
To be in with a chance of winning, send your name, address and telephone number to Heart Matters/Batribike prize draw, Freepost RTCH-BXUB-XCTU, 2A Halifax Road, Melksham SN12 6YY or email [email protected]
by 28 February 2015.