Get on yer bike with Ideal World

Category Health & Fitness Published 5th September 2017 by Phil Mann

Get on yer bike with Ideal World

Cycling can be a wonderful experience, to be enjoyed by people of all ages and levels of experience. We proudly present our Bike range: the pedal-assisted bikes, using the latest technology to add power when you need, make arduous hills a thing of the past. With a modern, trendy design: they look great!

We have three great new bikes for you to choose from, and we hope they can take you far!

Elife Explorer Electric Bike

Power over difficult hills or distances with this fully-folding Bike for easier and more compact transportation

A pedal assisted electric bike. Using the latest technology, this bike has got an ON/OFF switch button on the handle bars to add power when you need it making the arduous hills a thing of the past.

The Explorer is a step up in biking comfort. If you were once a keen cyclist and would like to continue cycling into an older age, or would like to travel further than you normally can on a bike, this could be the answer you are looking for.

The Hi Tech Lithium 36v 8.8ah rechargeable internal battery is light and discrete. It's very easy to remove allowing for effortless charging and storage but also lockable to the frame. The battery will normally travel 30-35 miles on one charge (Mileage is dependent on weight of the rider and terrain covered

 

A chain guard to stop the chain coming off, bike stand and specially designed ergonomic saddle and handlebars means this will be the ride of your life! The E-life Explorer also sits on 20" double walled alloy rim wheel, allowing an even lower centre of gravity and easy step over frame, always giving the rider maximum confidence. But the frame on the Explorer is what makes it stand out. It has a curving main tube that gives a great ridding position. Also once it's folded you can use the handle on the frame to help lift it

This an affordable Ebike that includes all the features you need without lacking in style and design and comes with a 2 year warranty for frame, and 1 year for battery and components.

Our handy bike guide

To get the most from your bike we've put together a list of the best tips to help you get started, whether you're biking for fitness or fun.

Before you start

The main thing is getting out on the road and having fun, but make sure you do a safety check before setting off: checking that your tyres are inflated, your brakes and lights work and you have a helmet (and elbow- or knee-pads).

  • Your wheels should spin straight and not rub the brakes. Make sure they have plenty of tread and are properly inflated with no cuts or holes
  • Your bike chain shouldn't be too over-lubed or too dry. Test it by gently rubbing a finger over. It should leave a trace but not too much.
  • Practice in a safe environment
  • Be seen and heard
  • Stay alert
  • Plan your route

Starting off

If you're new to cycling or out of the habit, find yourself a traffic-free area to start off in, such as your local park. Practise riding single-handed so you can make hand signals, and get comfortable looking over both shoulders to improve your visual awareness.

Make sure you're familiar with the Highway Code before cycling in traffic.

Practice changing a flat tyre before it happens to you

Flat tyre kits are cheap and easy to use, but make sure you practice in the comfort of your own home before being stuck on the side of the road after a long day.

Cycling in Intervals

If you're looking to improve your fitness, try interval training. Try the following intervals and see if you notice a difference. (Consult with your doctor before attempting any excericse, be sure to follow the highway code at all times.)

  • 2 minutes hard, 2 minutes easy
  • 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy
  • 30 seconds hard, 30 seconds easy
  • 15-second flat-out sprint
  • 5 mins easy

Have fun exploring

Break out a new map once in a while, biking is a great way to explore a new area and see the sights, while still getting home before sunset or a storm blows in quicker than if you were on foot.

Try a steep climb

There's nothing more satisfying than conquering a big hill at a steady pace, but with an electric bike, if you get stuck halfway up, you can turn on the pedal-assisted technology and have it carry you the rest of the way.

How to find the time

Commuting to work by bike is an easy way to get your daily activity in and build a habit. Eventually, you want to have built your habit so it becomes part of your life

Padding and Saddles

It sounds backwards, but most people find padded shorts more comfortable than padded saddles, but make sure you get the right height, too.

Stay safe

If you're out cycling on your own, tell someone where you're going and when you're expected back. Be careful not to lock your gears and fall off, instead stay alert and brake earlier.

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