No one would argue with the fact that switching your commute from using a car to riding a bike creates a host of benefits for both you and your surrounding environment.

Governments warn the public about heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity; all of these can be avoided by getting on your bike. Exercise, even at moderate levels, helps to reduce stress and depression, as well as improving your mood and self-esteem.

But could it be the idea of pedalling up all those steep hills around cities like Bath is putting people off switching to riding a bike to work? This is where the electric bike comes in.

It provides all of the benefits of a regular bicycle, but with the added bonus of not arriving at work needing a shower since it helps to reduce the effort of pedalling uphill and into headwinds. You can still take exercise and you are still lowering your carbon footprint, all while saving money.

Take Charge Bikes is an award winning company with locations in Bath, Exeter, Woking and Cheltenham. They offer a wide selection of quality electric bikes from commuting bikes, tourers, leisure, folding, cargo bikes, tandems and even mountain bikes. They offer service and maintenance on all types of bikes as well as conversions in their fully equipped workshops.

Anybody who is considering an electric bike is encouraged to pop along and try a demo bike. With 0% finance on offer and the cycle to work scheme, there are many options to help you purchase your electric bike affordably and comfortably.

An electric bike works like a regular bicycle but with power assistance when you want it. Take charge of your life – you too can really benefit from an electric bike.

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