Congratulations to the following lucky winners of our 2020 EBike Survey. As well as completing the survey they submitted some great stories and photographs of their steeds.
Read a sample of the submissions below and you will understand why one of the key findings from our survey is that ebikes are happiness machines.
Our winner, Mark, wins $1,000 and the runners-up each win $250 to spend in-store.
Congratulations to the following lucky winners:
Today we hit 600km on our new family commuter!
Having sold my car towards the end of last year, please let me introduce you to Rosemary the electric-assisted cargo bike - she’s our newest family member and isn’t she a beauty ⚡️🚲😊😍
I could tell you from an economic perspective how many thousands of dollars we’ll save each year, as compared to owning a second car but I won’t.
Or I could share how much fitter I am riding the little trips within a 10km radius of home like the regular kindy/ childcare pickups/ drop-offs, visiting friends and grocery runs, as opposed to sitting in a car, stuck in traffic 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚙 🚗 but I’ll refrain.
Not to mention the environmental impact of driving less, but sadly that could be divisive here in Australia, so I won’t.
Instead I’ll simply focus on how Rosemary the bike has positively impacted our family’s mental health. Such as how much happier my kids and I are once we’ve reached our destination after each ride compared to driving 😁👨👧👦.
The feeling of the wind on your face to lift your spirits after a disturbed night with kids. How the kids now run out the door in the morning to jump into Rosemary the bike rather than wrestling against sitting in the car seats 🤼♀️.
And how we can chat the whole way and smile as people wave at us or hear other kids tell their parents to “look at that cool bike” 👋🏾 Yes I can safely say that Rosemary the ebike has changed our lives.
I bought my ebike in December 2018. I have just reached 4000km this week. I try and ride to work every day. It is a 24km round trip. I really enjoy the relaxing ride into work.
Owning an ebike is the best way to keep fit while avoiding traffic congestion and a lack of parking spaces. Also once I arrive, there is no need for a shower, so that is more time saved.
There is no way I would ride to work everyday if I didn't own an electric bike.
My 13 year old son got his Dyson RTC for his birthday last year. Prior to that, going on a long ride together was difficult. Its hard to keep up on a normal bike. We now ride together all the time. Some friends give him a hard time by saying he is lazy and cheating by riding an e-bike. They soon change their mind as soon as they experience the thrill of riding an e-bike. You can't wipe the smile off their faces!
My 11 year old now wants his own e-bike so he can ride around with his brother. They both say, "riding up hills has never been so much fun!" E-bikes are a great way to keep my kids active.
I'm 67 years old & have had about 60 bicycles & motorcycles in my life, being completely addicted to anything on 2 wheels.
Now I have to say in all honesty I've never enjoyed a machine as much, or had so much fun, as riding my recently purchased 2nd hand Riese & Muller Ebike.
I went the whole way & bought a Riese & Muller Delite Mountain which I immediately reconfigured into a "flat tracker" (still a work in progress). My God what have I been missing out on!
.. the best of cycling & motorcycling rolled into one. Can't beat the feeling of arriving somewhere full of endorphins & not exhausted or bathed in sweat, .. & so easy on the ageing knees.
I recently returned from Germany (pre-Covid) where I saw so many people in their 70s touring on Ebikes the length of the country on the wonderful cycle paths there.
I find myself taking any opportunity to get out & ride, with no trepidation about hills or distance & not even a thought about the wind direction. Basically its all the advantages of a bicycle without all the negatives, .. so it doesn't get much better than that.
Hopefully in the future there will be more Ebikes & less cars in every city on Earth.
In 2015 my wife & I bought Gazelle eBikes & instantly fell in love with them. My wife, who wasn't a keen biker, all of a sudden wanted to go biking. She wasn't addicted as much as I was but does regular rides now which she didn't do before.
In 2017 I updated to a bike with Nuvinci hub gears which I enjoyed very much. After 3 years of riding the 80km range wasn't enough for me so I upgraded to a Riese & Muller Supercharger with dual Bosch powertube batteries & motor. The thought of being able to ride in excess of 200km's+ without having to recharge was a huge attraction, as was the low maintenance.
At the time of my first service I also upgraded my wife to a Riese & Muller Charger Mixte, a bike she truly loves. It also has a tube battery so keeps the battery family the same.
The longest ride I have done to date is 126kms which was from home to Southbank/ Brisbane & return. This was a great ride & I used just over 50% on my battery capacity on the day.
Over the period of 4.5 years I have biked a total of 12,000kms over the 3 eBikes & have enjoyed every moment. I used to stay at home on windy days when I owned a regular bike, not any more. The eBike allows you to select the power range & gearing to still make the ride fun.
The fitness aspect of an eBike is fantastic as I find I bike further thus getting an excellent workout.
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and submitted stories and photos. We would love to feature them all and have included a few more for your enjoyment.
See the key survey results and how ebikes are impacting our lifestyles here >> .
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