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common electric bike myths
Despite a boom in electric bike sales, some misconceptions about them still persist, which means many people who could benefit from owning one are missing out.  So, we thought we’d set the record straight on some of the most common myths. They are too expensive This is one of the most persistent myths because people often look at the upfront cost of getting an e-bike and no further. While e-bike prices start at about £1,000,
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Let’s be honest, how much time do you actually get to spend with your family? Research by Highland Spring Group found that the average family only spends 34 ‘undistracted’ minutes (i.e. without technology or routine getting in the way) together a day, rising slightly higher to 1 hour 37 minutes at the weekends. One in four parents feel they’re far too busy to spend time with their children, as they’re caught up in the pressures
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There’s a range of transport options available to get you to and from lectures or work; hopping on the bus can be a great solution and so can pedalling on your bike. According to a study by Santander, the average student spends £485 on travelling to and from university every year.  This study found that students living off-campus travelled just over nine miles each way, meaning a clever choice of transport could save loads of
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cycling to work
People who don’t exercise are more likely to develop health problems and die younger: it’s nothing new. Research has told us this for decades. A new study published in the British Medical Journal has confirmed this. Studying 250,000 UK commuters over five years, the statistics may be shocking, but the good thing is that you can do something about it now. The fact is, cycling to work offers major health benefits that you simply can’t
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Cycling Your Way To Success | Raleigh Bikes UK Blog

20th September 2017

Cycling Your Way To Success

September marks the start of the autumn semester for university students.  On the minds of many will be the Freshers Week parties and then getting stuck into some serious study in the long term to Christmas. Being a student in 2017 is a seriously expensive business with fees, food, accommodation and spending money costing tens of thousands. Often, using public transport to get to and from lectures can cost a couple of pounds a day
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