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Motorhomers will know that you have to be a bit creative to get around once you are parked up, especially if you have a larger motorhome. When we bought our first motorhome we thought we might use it as you would a car, but that doesn’t really work and anyway it’s much more fun to find other ways of getting around.
In 2019 we bought some ebikes so we can now hit those hills without trepidation and extend our travelling distances. E-bikes to us feel half way to being on a scooter but without losing the fun of cycling. After checking out a number of bicycle shops we bought them from Rutland Cycling, Barnwell Road, Cambridge. The guys in there (Stijn, Peter and John) were very informative and helpful and went out of their way to help us find the right bikes to suit our needs and the subsequent advice and ongoing support we've had from Peter has been spot on.
We love using our e-bikes on our travels, we've now had the opportunity to really cycle some miles and we are definite converts. We use them more than our old bicycles because they make cycling easy whatever the conditions and terrain. We don't need to consider if there will be hills to contend with en route, these ebikes just take them on as if we were cycling on the flat. The ebikes we purchased have been exactly what we needed in every-way.
We used Trek bikes for our first 4 years of motorhoming, they were very reliable and really liked them, but in 2019 decided to buy some ebikes to extend our travelling range from the motorhome they were our main mode of transport once we pitched up our motorhome.
Trek 7.3 FX
Trek Dual Sport 8.3 DS
We’ve used buses, trains (steam and electric), trams, boats, our own legs, but our favourite mode of transport is our bicycles, especially when the weather is good, some of our favourite moments have been when we are cycling… through the centre of Bordeaux, along the beach paths in San Sebastian, around the Rioja wineries, through the estates at Chatsworth and Blenheim … the list could go on and on! Have a look at some of the photos, we love taking pictures of our bicycles.