Six of the best electric bikes for effortless adventuring
From budget buys to bank breakers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.