The myriad of cycling routes and cycle trails, along with the incredible landscapes surrounding The Wine & Country Club make choosing the best suitable bike a very challenging task—even more so if it is to be an e-bike that allows you to hurtle up.
Electric bikes, or rather Pedelecs, are cycles that have an electric motor fitted, support the rider and add oomph when pedalling. In legal terms, they have a number of limitations—i.e. they must be approved by the Ministry of Industry in accordance with the UNE-EN 15194:2009 standard.
Anyone looking for an e-bike at a specialist bicycle dealer is usually in search of a Pedelec—the terms are often incorrectly used synonymously, and this can frequently lead to confusion. E-bikes are driven without pedal support or with a gas handle.
For their part, Pedelecs (an abbreviation of pedal electric cycle) are fitted with an electric motor with max. 250 watts and automatic pedal support up to 25 kph (push assistance without pedalling is 6 kph).
But before you make a purchase decision, you will do well to consider the use you are going to make, the intensity of the routes and pedalling, whether you have a specific space to store the bike and how much you want to spend on it. As is the case with regular bikes, there are many types of e-bikes on the market, among which: folding, city and trekking, urban, hybrid, and mountain e-bikes.
Living at The Wine & Country Club means that you can benefit from an electric mountain bike that can also be used for city and trekking purposes. Here is the lowdown on e-bikes.
The Perks Of Owning An Electric Bike
- There is no age limit;
- They are suitable for all fitness abilities (a great option for those with lower fitness levels who would like a little assistance and are also suitable for confident cyclists, who would appreciate a boost on long-distance rides);
- The rider is not required to possess a driving permit or insurance or wear a helmet, and the Pedelec has no number plate;
- They are not highly expensive (between €500 and €1,500);
- They do not require considerable physical effort, but if an electric bike inspires you to tackle hills or longer rides that you would not normally, then you are likely to burn off more energy in the long term;
- They do not require sophisticated maintenance;
- They are safe;
- They save you a great deal of money (a car is seven times more expensive, and public transport is three times more expensive);
- They help preserve the environment.
The Best Electric Bikes For Riding Across The Wine & Country Club
If you are hunting for a bike that works both as a comfy cruiser and a commuter bike, with all the bells and whistles that you do not have to assemble yourself, the F.lli Schiano E-Light is a great pick. This model features a minimalist design and comes with large tyres, a comfortable Selle Royal-branded seat, kickstand, lights, mudguards, and five levels of power—for a maximum speed of 25 kph.
For mountain outings, a trekking bike like the Moma E-MTB 28 Pro will go down a treat. It has trustworthy and fancy components like 28″ wheels, front-wheel suspension, disc brakes, a motor that offers plenty of assistance, a removable battery that promises a range of 120 km, and an easy-to-read LCD display.
For those looking for a more versatile option that will also work as a pedal-assisted mountain bike—that makes pounding the downhills feel smooth and safe—, the super balanced Legend Milano has a seemingly magic blend of affordability and usefulness. This off-road electric bike features an adjustable handlebar to get the most comfortable riding experience. In addition, the integrated pedal assistance will power you along as you pedal. This model promises a range of up to 100 km.
Now, all that is left for you to do is choose the routes and trails you are going to hit around The Wine & Country Club and through the hill country of the Serrania de Ronda. Happy riding!