Are electrically assisted bikes cheating (poll)

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by jonny jeez, 14 Aug 2016.

  1. yes

    45 vote(s)
  2. no

    187 vote(s)
  1. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Maybe we should all have a PIP assessment done and you can only ride one if your on high level for mobility
    FishFright likes this.
  2. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

    Well it works for mobility scooters.
  3. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Nope.....anybody can buy one if you have the cash
  4. frankiemann93

    frankiemann93 Member

    For me, it counts as cheating, unless the person is struggling with injury or unable to cycle properly in general. The modern person wants everything to be as easy and simple as possible as well, where as I see more benefits to cycling, rather than using an e-cycle.
  5. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    What mobility scooter do you have?
    mjr likes this.
  6. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    i don't have one of those either....but my partner has mobility issues and with the right amount of cash they can be bought just like a you can buy a car......

    to many assumptions being made here i think from some members
    youngoldbloke likes this.
  7. Johnno260

    Johnno260 Über Member

    East Sussex
    I don't see the issue, they're great for people who are getting older but want to continue to cycle, or people with injuries.

    People who want to commute but have a little help when needed as well.
    mjr likes this.
  8. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    None of my business on a day to day basis- I'm happy if people are getting about on them. They're a pain in the arse when someone's up your backside on one at a trail centre though.
  9. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Pfffft! I really ought to grow up...
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  10. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Who might be being cheated here, and out of what?
    roadrash likes this.
  11. frankiemann93

    frankiemann93 Member

    The price tends to be pretty high for the average cycling fan, so your bank account might feel cheated. Plus has it got the reliability features of a regular cycle? Added weight with the battery to, usually only good for between 20-40 miles, I think. I know you can manually cycle but for me, it isn't the same.
    pjd57 likes this.
  12. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    I got 48 out of mine with 2 bars out of 5 left........every bike can breakdown.

    As for cheating the bank account....thats the stupidest comment i have ever read about having an ebike
  13. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    That wasn't the context in which you wrote your original cheating comment. It's disingenuous to pretend you were referring to affordability.
    FishFright likes this.
  14. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

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  15. Foghat

    Foghat Veteran

    Quite. But then assertions that e-bikes in non-race situations constitute 'cheating' are a similar level of wilful idiocy to that exhibited by flat earth believers.

    Curious that 42 poll respondents out of 219 (as things currently stand) appear to be professing to be that idiotic...….
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