A friend in his mid-70s is thinking of buying a bike to cycle round Lichfield (fairly compact and cyclist-friendly but a bit lumpy). He is active but not fit as such and probably hasn't cycled since his 20s. He is thinking of an electric bike for which his budget would be £500 max or an bike with internal hub gears for which his budget would be £300 - £400. I know electric bikes have their limitations but if it gets him cycling then that's good in my book. Comfort will be key and it might be good to show him some options with low step over height. From my own experience I know he will need more than a three-speed hub. So far I have thought of the Subway 8 when it's next on offer but know next to nothing about electric bikes. I feel pleased he is making the move towards reducing his carbon footprint etc and want to encourage him as much as possible. Can anyone help?