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Ebikes – the future of commuter travel

Ebikes - The future of commuter travel

The original idea behind Green Commute Initiative was to have a cycle-to-work-scheme with no £1,000 limit. This has enables people to get commuter quality Ebikes through the scheme.  GCI is passionate about Ebikes, seeing them as the future of commuter travel.

Ebikes are perfect for people new or returning to cycling and for those who want to have a quicker and easier commute to work.

The bikes bypass many commuter issues whilst helping to improve individual health and fitness. Battery assistance kicks in when required, meaning hills flatten and distances shrink. These are no longer sweat-inducing obstacles.

Employees can wear their business attire without the need to shower.  They’ll arrive at work on time, feeling happier and healthier. Furthermore, they may even become more effective in their workplace.  In short, everyone wins with an Ebike.

Contrary to popular belief, E-biking is not cheating.  Recent research has shown that even on Ebikes, physical exertion is needed 95% of the time.  The study recorded oxygen consumption and revealed that Ebike use placed users at 8.5 times more active over resting. In addition, pedal power alone registered at 10.9 times more active, a closer margin than previously assumed.  It was also found that pedal cycle users utilised 58% of lung capacity, with 51% for e-assistance.

E-bikes really are the gateway to active travel for so many.

See how you can get your Ebike through GCI

  • 12th February 2020 – Last updated 20th June 2022