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Electric bikes could provide old people with brain boost
The new research, published in PLOS One conducted at the University of Reading and Oxford Brookes University found that cyclists between the ages of 50-83 experienced cognitive and mental health benefits from riding a bicycle, whether it was electrically assisted or pedal powered.
cycling  health  ebikes 
march 2019 by juliusbeezer
CES 2019 : Harley Davidson dévoile les premières photos de deux concepts de vélos électriques | Journal du Geek
Si Harley Davidson nous donnait à voir, mardi au cours du CES 2019, la fiche technique de sa toute première moto électrique, le géant américain n’a pas l’intention de s’arrêter là. Cette première moto n’est en fait que le premier défi d’une liste d’objectifs que la marque aimerait relever. Ces deux concepts de vélos électriques en sont la preuve.
ebikes  driving 
january 2019 by juliusbeezer
Electric Bikes for Fitness - Training With E-Bikes
Getting an e-bike can dramatically increase how often you ride, according to a recent survey of nearly 1,800 e-bike owners in North America. Before owning an e-bike, 55 percent of the respondents said they rode daily or weekly. After getting an e-bike, that number soared to 91 percent riding daily or weekly. More striking, 94 percent of non-cyclists rode daily or weekly after getting an e-bike—nearly every single one of them!...

For many e-bike owners, their e-bike doesn't replace their traditional bike; it replaces their car. That same e-bike survey found that owners replaced 46 percent of their car commutes and 30 percent of their driving errands with e-bike rides. All you need is a great commuter bag to carry your stuff, and you’re set. Nobody’s fitness is devalued by that.
E-bike riding delivers health benefits.

If you’re straight off the couch, the health gains of e-biking are significant. In one study, when Colorado University researchers gave otherwise inactive people e-bikes and told them to to ride a minimum of 40 minutes a day, three days a week, the volunteers willingly rode beyond the minimum, boosted their fitness, improved their blood sugar levels, and trimmed some fat in just one month.
ebikes  cycling  health 
november 2018 by juliusbeezer
Promoting cycling in cities can tackle obesity | Imperial News | Imperial College London
The study, published in the journal Environment International, also finds that riding an electric bike (e-bike) is associated with a higher BMI as compared to regular cyclists. In ascending order, cyclists have the lowest BMI, then walkers, public transport users, motorcyclists, users of an electric bike, and finally car drivers, who have the highest BMI.

By following over 2000 urban dwellers over time, the team found that men who switch from car driving to cycling for their daily travel lose on average 0.75 kg of weight, with an average decrease in BMI of 0.24. For women, this was a little bit less.
cycling  health  ebikes  driving  walking 
july 2018 by juliusbeezer
Going electric: Celebrating Japan's powerful e-bikes | The Japan Times
They found that the electric bike commute amounted to a moderate workout: heart rates averaged about 75 percent of each person’s maximum, comparable to an easy jog. Riders also showed greater aerobic fitness, better blood-sugar control and less body fat. Importantly, no crashes were reported, and seven participants went on to buy electric bikes after the experiment concluded.
ebikes  health  cycling 
june 2018 by juliusbeezer
Older men on e-bikes behind rising death toll among Dutch cyclists | World news | The Guardian
The deaths of men over 65 using electric bikes on Dutch roads have caused the number of cycling fatalities in the country to surpass the people killed in cars.

Official figures from the Netherlands’ central bureau of statistics show a near doubling of deaths on electric bikes in the last 12 months, three-quarters of which involved men of 65 years or over.

In 2017, 206 cyclists were killed in the Netherlands, 17 more than in 2016 and the highest number in 10 years. The same year 201 people lost their lives in cars (30 fewer than the previous year).

A quarter of the cyclists were on e-bikes, which have an integrated electric motor to propel cycles to speeds of around 20mph.
cycling  ebikes  deaths  netherlands 
april 2018 by juliusbeezer
Bike Snob NYC: BSNYC Field Trip: 2017 Philly Bike Expo
as I cruised around the test track I caught myself thinking that if anything has the ability to bring everyday riding to the lazy, complacent American masses then pedal assist is it, and if this doesn't do it then we're all dying in our Hyundais, end of story.
ebikes  cycling  us  driving 
november 2017 by juliusbeezer
De plus en plus puissants, les vélos électriques se transforment en bolides
Toutes ces machines sont magnifiquement conçues et réalisées, certainement follement amusantes à piloter. Nous avons pris des exemples extrêmes pour sensibiliser notre lecteur aux possibilités offertes par la technologie. La question n’est pas de mettre en cause la disponibilité de telles machines — et d’autant qu’elles sont des concurrentes économiques, silencieuses et peu polluantes à la voiture et à la moto —, mais de savoir si elles sont compatibles avec les pistes cyclables, les voies vertes, les chemins de randonnée des parcs naturels. À défaut de réglementer et surtout d’éduquer et de responsabiliser, il sera bientôt impossible de le faire.
ebikes  france 
january 2017 by juliusbeezer

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