3 Advantages of Electric Bikes for Senior Cyclists

3 Advantages of Electric Bikes for Senior Cyclists
August 14, 2017

For many older adults and those with limited mobility, getting back into cycling can be a daunting prospect. Perhaps your overall fitness is not what it used to be, or you lack the confidence to cycle without a helping hand.

For many older adults and those with limited mobility, getting back into cycling can be a daunting prospect.

Perhaps your overall fitness is not what it used to be, or you lack the confidence to cycle without a helping hand.

Here at Fenetic we’ve helped hundreds of people get back on the saddle with the help of an electric bike.

We’ve rounded up the three main advantages of electric bikes for senior cyclists to help you make a more informed decision about whether an electric bike is right for you.

An electric bike help you be more mobile

The Pedal Assist System or PAS of an electric bike means that when you apply pressure to the pedals, the electric motor kicks in to do the hard work for you.

The amount of assistance you receive from the electric motor is up to you. Choose a low power setting for flat terrain when pedalling is easy, and then switch it up to full power to glide up and over hills effortlessly.

The Fenetic Sprint Electric Mountain Bike (pictured below) has a maximum range of 30 miles and a top speed of 15mph. Recharging the battery only costs a few pence, making it far more economical than other modes of transport too.

Fenetic Sprint Electric Mountain Bike

A folding electric bike fits in your car

Gone are the days of bulky metal frames and unsightly battery packs on electric bikes. Our range of electric bikes are designed to look like and feel just like ordinary bicycles.

The battery packs are small and discreet, and the electric motor is hidden neatly inside the rear wheel. Some models are designed to be incredibly portable, like the Fenetic Sport Folding Electric Mountain Bike. It folds neatly in half when you're not using it, so you can fit in the boot of your car and take it just about anywhere.

Fenetic sport folding electric mountain bike folded

They’re surprisingly affordable, too. Prices range from £649.99 to £850 – and that price includes free UK delivery and a 12-month warranty covering the lightweight bike frame, battery, motor, and control unit on the handlebars.  

Electric bikes Improve your overall well-being

If you suffer from arthritis of the knees or exercise-induced asthma, an electric bike could be the perfect way to introduce gentle exercise into your lifestyle.

Even by cycling just a few miles a week, you could significantly improve your fitness and reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Man riding electric bike

Once you feel confident travelling with the help of the electric motor, you can lower the power setting and begin to use the bike just like a non-electric bicycle.

Likewise, if you are out of breath, increase the power setting using the easy to use controls on the handlebar and glide to your destination without breaking a sweat.

Many of our customers find that owning an electric bike improves their psychological well-being, too.

The fresh air and open road will help to reduce stress and improve your self-esteem. You’ll be able to rejoin the wider community, make visits to relatives and friends, or cycle around the local park easier than you have been able to in years.


Still trying to decide? See our previous blog posts for more information.

  • 4 reasons to swap the car for an electric bike
  • Is an electric bike right for me?
  • Meet the Fenetic electric bike family
  • Fenetic replacement parts service for electric bikes

Don’t hesitate to email sales@feneticwellbeing.co.uk with questions about any aspect of our products or service.

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