Originally Posted by Akasya
Philip , some e bikes like mine will run on just e power without pedaling , some are made so you must pedal.
A 36 volt system with a 15 amp hour battery will give a lot of assist , and it will power you up hills , a good gear system will make a huge difference.
A 30 mile round trip would allow for a good few hills to be climbed.
there is a famous mountain climb in the USA that professionals race up each year , nearly 30 miles climbing.
The record ascent is for a non sense professional cyclist , having a heart bypass and stents fitted , in his fifties on an electric bike.
They are that good.
The bikes that is.
Cheers for all your help on this
Think I have located a place near me in Spain who rents them out so will give it a go next month and report back
The area we are in is massive for cycling with many professional teams using it for event training. There's definitely a priority given to bikes on the B roads in our region so that with the gorgeous scenery and frequent quaint villages make it a very attractive pastime