SpiceRoads Cycling has added electric bicycles,
or e-bikes as they are more commonly know, to its fleet of
bicycles in Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
The e-bikes in Sri Lanka are SCOTT Cross-E
Sub 20 bikes, while select Vietnam tours feature Giant Explore E+
The new e-bikes can be hired per tour, as
an alternative to standard mountain, road, or carbon bike hire.
Both models of e-bike use “pedal assist”
technology, which engages the bike’s motor once the rider begins
to pedal. The more the rider pedals, the more the motor is
activated, making e-bikes great for tackling climbs or comfortably
cruising at speed.
Director Daniel Moylan said, “The e-bike movement is well
underway, and we’re excited to be one of the first tour operators
in Asia to provide e-bikes to our clients. At SpiceRoads we
believe that cycle travel provides a more authentic, sustainable,
and memorable travel experience for our customers and the
communities they travel to and interact with. E-bikes allow us to
be more inclusive of who is able to join our tours and see the
world with us, and we’re very proud of that.”
E-bikes have become popular with commuters in
Europe and North America, and they are an attractive option for
Riders with less experience, lower fitness,
recovering from injury, or with less confidence in their abilities
can enjoy trips and destinations without worrying about being able
to keep up.
also a great way for cycling enthusiasts to encourage a spouse,
family member, or friend who doesn’t ride to join a tour with