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    E-Bikes yes or no?

    Hi,

    Looking to get out on some rides, wanted to know what peoples thoughts are on e-bikes and if they are allowed on club rides.

    Thanks

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    Yes they are allowed pal, and there are a fair few using them now.

    From memory they are Giant and Specialized models making up the bulk of them in the club.

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    Thanks for the clarification Dave, look forward to getting out soon with some of the members.

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    I ride an e bike on longer club rides, and they are generally accepted. E bikes have an obvious advantage on climbs, and I think the best approach is to ride at the speed of the group you are riding with . No point in dashing off ahead as that would be discouraging to others. Sure there are instances where it would be ok to do this, such as on a rocky climb which can be cleared on an e bike, but which would normalky be hike a bike , or if you want to go ahead to open a gate

    Matter of common sense really and respecting the feelings of others in the group.
    If you are out on an e bike by yourself, then it would be ok to blast it round, e.g. if doing the Sam Houghton solo, but if you ride with a group, then adjust your use of power to fit in with the group.

    Don't know what rides you have done on an e bike but conserving battery life is an important issue on longer rides.

    Look forward to riding with you

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    Hi Roger,

    Thanks for the reply, I fully appreciate it. I'm more of a mid / back of pack type person, I don't really like to race ahead of people, I'd prob end up off a cliff edge. I am yet to put the bike
    through its paces, done daily commutes (16 miles) ish each way for a couple of weeks, wanted to be with others when it comes to the more challenging stuff. I was concerned about the use of an e-bike as I know how hard some of the climbs can be. Really looking forward to getting out on it properly and will keep in mind everything you've said.

    Cheers

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    Suggest you get some off-road riding in, and try to do some of the evening rides Tue Thu posted on the website.

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