Monday, April 12, 2010

Not on yer Yike!

When I had enthusiastic emails from friends in Italy and the US recently about the New Zealand -designed Yike bike, I needed to check it out. The Yike bike has been heralded as the answer to urban commuter travel. It is a lightweight electric bike which can fold up to go on a bus or train and be stowed under a desk at work. But it is limited to a range of only 10-12 kms. And with an eye-watering price tag of three thousand English pounds it is only for the seriously wealthy.

A standard electric bike, though, is a great way to get around as it flattens the hills and deals to headwinds. So I will happily continue to commute on my trusty electric bike and especially enjoy sailing past queued cars at peak times.

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