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Six of the best electric bikes for effortless adventuring

From budget buys to bank breakers

1

Ribble bike

Ribble Hybrid AL e

Ribble’s sleek and stylish hybrid model is great for a city commute or longer weekend rides. It has a 60-mile range and weighs just 13kg.

2

Raleigh bike

Raleigh Motus Crossbar

The Raleigh’s clever Bosch motor slowly introduces itself as you pedal faster, creating a particularly smooth ride. This is a practical and well-equiped bike for everyday commuting with a range of up to 80 miles.

3

Specialized bike

Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0

Weighing in at just 15kg thanks to its aluminium alloy frame, this is an impressive advanced bike with an 80-mile maximum range. It feels very natural to ride and the only display is well hidden on the crossbar.

4

VanMoof bike

VanMoof S3

With its minimalist design and sturdy build, this well-priced Dutch bike is a top all-round choice. It has a 90-mile range and picks up speed quickly. It comes with an integral magnetic lock, alarm and GPS tracker.

5

Brompton bike

Brompton M2L 2 Speed Electric Folding Bike

Brompton has cleverly integrated smooth electric assistance into a little folding bike by putting a battery in a bag above the front wheel.

6

Gtech bike

Gtech eBike City

For those hoping not to break the bank, Gtech’s City and Sport models are both impressive. The City is less powerful than most electric bikes, but is easy to use and has a 30-mile range.

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