One of the best gifts to buy a loved one for Christmas in a Covid world, is an electric bike
So many people stuck at home, lost to exercise and fresh air, keeping away from others, learning that the solitude life is hard but safe. But, we all need fresh air, some exercise, despite our age and physical condition. The easiest way to get a needful supply of both, plus of course, a built-in factor of fun, is with an electric bicycle, an ebike. Take the arduous hard work away from peddling up hill, add in the fun of cruising along effort free, taking in the view, with the occasional pedal work to make any exercise a meaningful but light weight exertion, and you have a fun pastime that ticks all the positive boxes.
If you are laid off due to Covid, or working from home, use the time you save not working or commuting to the advantage of your physical and mental health, get out of the house and ride the ebike, and encourage family and friends to do the same. If they don’t have one, and you can afford the hit, then buying an ebike as a Christmas present this year could be the best idea ever for a gift.
Whatever the age, an ebike is suitable
Whether it is for the kids, or for grandma, an electric bike is probably one of the most appreciative gifts you could buy. Get the kids away from the Gameboy and Xbox, get your teenager off of Facebook and Netflix, and keep Grandma away from mundane daytime television. No matter where you live, you will have parks or countryside nearby, and if not very close to your residence, the range of a decent electric bike will get you out in the quiet and peace of the park or countryside without too much effort or time. Once there, you can cruise along, either alone or with family or friends without the worry about your physical distancing being encroached or you being inadvertently stuck in a crowd with no means of escape. Keep yourself safe, keep the proper distance away from others when out and about, and you can relax and enjoy the trip.
Everyone wants to give a meaningful and appreciated present to family and friends at Christmas. Whether it is for the kids, or the kids (older) buying for mum and dad, or it is a gift for Grandpa or Grandma, there are a wide range of electric bikes to suit everyone. The kids already always seem to have all the latest gadgets, computers, phones, and games. Buy something different this year that they will love a whole lot more than a slightly better smart phone.
Grandpa and Grandma may be just at the age where they are beginning to slow down and take life a whole lot easier. Keep them active and fit with something that won’t be a chore for them to use, and they will quickly learn to utilise and enjoy a trip on their new ebike regularly.
There are a broad range of ebikes from budget priced to luxury expensive
As for pricing, and deciding what you should pay out for a present of an ebike, this will ultimately depend on your financial circumstances. There are a broad range of ebikes from budget priced to luxury expensive with all the bells and whistles. If you are unsure of how an electric bicycle of a present may be received, perhaps it would be better to veer towards something on the lower end of the price range – often individuals will opt for this if buying for themselves, for if the interest persists, you can always upgrade, and if not, you can always get a good price for a rarely used ebike in good condition second-hand.
Ebikes are the future, they are a clean and efficient method of transport that give a whole load of benefits to you and the planet. They are cheap to charge, can save you a whole load on fuel if you opt for the ebike instead of the car for solo or short journeys, and they will keep yourself and the family fit. Taking the family out for a jaunt to the park on the ebikes is also a good way to spend time together as a family, and without the exertion of an ordinary bicycle that may stress out older members of the family like Grandpa and Grandma, it is easy to include them in a family expedition to the countryside.
Some recommendations to think about
Below are some recommendations to think about. They are currently some of the most popular models of ebike and can be easily bought with a click and delivered straight to your home.
For Mum and Dad:
NAYY Electric Bike for Adults 26″ 21-Speed Gear Speed E-Bike 250W Electric Bicycle 36V Removable Lithium-Ion Battery Mountain Ebike, for Man Women Outdoor Cycling Travel Work Out and Commuting.https://amzn.to/32AT3wE
Wheel Diameter: 26 inch
Motor: 250W high speed brushless gear motors
Brakes: front and rear mechanical disc brakes
Center Axis: Sealed and waterproof center axis
Charging: 5-8 hours
- Frame you can get on and off easily
- Variety of riding modes
- 250W 36V brushless motor
- Convenient shopping basket
For Grandpa and Grandma:
- Easy carry handle
- Folding, unfold and go
- Swappable battery, increase range
- 250W motor
Nice for urban, commuting, short trip, shopping and daily use
48V 350W high speed brushless gear motor
35-40km pure electric range and 45-60km power assistance range
Collapsible for space-saving storage and transport
Super bright LED headlight and rear reflector are for safe riding in dark
For the teenager:
- Aluminum alloy frame
- 1000W 48V motor
- 26” Fat Tyres
Frame & Handlebars Materials: Aluminum Alloy
Meter: LED 3-speed smart meter button
Dimension: 26 inch
Number of Speeds: 21 Speed
Whatever you buy, and whom you buy it for, I hope you and them have a great Christmas out and about on your ebikes. Remember to keep safe as well as enjoying the fresh air and exercise. Read up on the local road legislation where you live, and put on a helmet.
21 Oct 2020