8 reasons to have a folding ebike

Feel the fresh breeze on your face as you cruise city cycle lanes and country paths. Fold up your bike and hop on the train to explore new places.

Folding ebikes in particular unlock parts of your city you might not have previously explored, opening up your travel potential. Bring your bike along for the journey, whether you’re popping into a cafe or catching the train. With the flexibility to roll and store the bike anywhere you go, your city has never felt so open!

Here are 8 reasons to get yourself a folding ebike.

Our FLIT M2 folding ebike carried onto the train at Cambridge station

1. It’s fun

Our FLIT M2 folding ebike being ridden through scenic Cambridge parks

Cycling is an activity that groups can enjoy together, or for some quiet, you can go solo. Whoever you’re out biking with, feel fresh air and travel routes inaccessible by car. What could be more fun than cranking up the assist and gliding around even faster?

Biking is especially enjoyable when done outdoors in a beautiful setting. It can also be a great social activity! There are so many ways to enjoy riding with friends. You can even join organised bike rides!

So if you’re after a sense of freedom and adventure? Get yourself an ebike. What better way to unlock parts of your city you’ve never seen before, feeling the thrill of navigating undiscovered spaces.

2. It’s great for the planet

Biking is a sustainable mode of transportation that can help reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and your carbon footprint.

Why go to the gym and get in a car in the morning, when you can get both benefits by cycling to work?

The FLIT M2 fast-folding ebike at Cambridge West Hub

Cars are also a big contributor of pollutants such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulates, all of which are not only harmful to the environment, but are harmful to our health too.

In 2015 a study carried out by Kings College in London found that these pollutants caused over 9,000 premature deaths every year.

Bike and ebikes emit roughly 90% less carbon per kilometre travelled than a car – so you can imagine just how much carbon you could save by switching from car to bike.

Bikes and ebikes emit 90% less carbon than cars per passenger kilometre travelled.
Bikes and ebikes emit 90% less carbon than cars per passenger kilometre travelled. This takes into account all lifecycle emissions.

If you’re interested, you can calculate it using the calculator below.

Calculate how much carbon, time and money you could save

3. Save time

Many of the world’s cities are becoming too congested for travel by car or bus to be practical. In London, drivers spend on average 148 hours (6 days) sat in traffic per year. Cambridge (our hometown) was rated the second most congested city in the UK.

London: the most congested city in the world. World Car Free Day.
London: the most congested city in the world. Image credit: BBC News

Switching your car for a folding ebike could save you a whole load of time! Cut across parks and use local cycle lanes to beat the traffic and cut down your commute time.

If you’re a train user, make your walk from the station to the office far quicker by jumping onto a folding ebike instead.

4. Take it on a train or bus

Folding ebikes are fast-folding on purpose, to allow you the flexibility to jump on the train and get off the other side, ready to roll!

Getting off the train with a FLIT M2 fast-folding ebike

The record for the fastest customer FLIT fold is an incredible 7.4 seconds! Folding ebikes focus on saving you time.

You can either hold the saddle and wheel the bike forward, or pick the bike up by the top tube to lift and carry it once folded. The FLIT folding ebike is easy moving, easy folding and compact for convenience.

5. It’s healthy

The FLIT M2 folding ebike out for a bike ride in Cambridge

Biking is good for your health because it is a form of aerobic exercise that can improve cardiovascular fitness and strengthen your heart and lungs. It can also help to reduce the risk of unwanted chronic conditions, such as heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

Biking can also help to improve coordination and balance, as well as build muscle strength and flexibility, as well as helping to improve your mental health and reduce overall stress.

FLIT M2 folding ebike folded

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6. It makes you feel good

The famous ‘runner’s high’ has been proven undoubtedly by German scientists. Despite the name referring to runners, this high is applicable to all active ways of getting around, including cycling with a FLIT folding ebike!

Out enjoying the great feeling of a bike ride with friends and a FLIT ebike

The University of Bonn neurologists visualised endorphins in the brains of 10 volunteers before and after a two-hour cardio session using a technique called positive emission tomography (PET).

They found evidence of more serotonin, dopamine and endorphins – our ‘happy hormones’.

“There’s a direct link between feelings of wellbeing and exercise, and for the first time this study proves the physiological mechanism behind that,” Professor Henning Boecker.

Source: https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/fitness-and-training/how-riding-your-bike-helps-you-beat-stress/

7. Take it in the car if you need to

FLIT folding ebikes are incredibly flexible. Getting your FLIT in the back of the car is no problem!

It folds to about the same size as hand luggage, and weighs the same as an average cocker spaniel – so is easy to pack and lift into the car.

Packing away a folding FLIT ebike into the car at the weekend

It’s also easy to store in smaller city or town-based apartments, on the train luggage rack, and to carry upstairs.

Take it anywhere you like!

8. Save money

FLIT ebikes are an investment that will prove valuable time and time again.

The FLIT M2 comes with you anywhere

Investing in a FLIT can cut down your travel time and your monthly financial spend. This is a great way to end up with more money in the bank at the end of each month.

Whether it’s saving on car running costs, parking fees or congestion payments, riding saves you money, mile after mile!

FLIT ebikes are also available through the Cycle to Work scheme, saving you up to 43% on the up-front cost of the ebike! You can find out more about which Cycle to Work companies FLIT works with here.

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