Now that they have retired, Mike and Jenny, from Poole, are spending around twenty weeks a year at their property near Denia, Spain. They bought the bikes to use whilst over there and have certainly been giving them plenty of mileage.
“In the first month, I have clocked up four hundred miles and my wife, Jenny, has done about two hundred and fifty. It has just been brilliant,” says Mike.
The couple first experienced Pedego bikes while visiting their son in Portland, Oregon.
“We took a trip to the west coast of Oregon for a week and went for a trek on some electric bikes. We thought this was a great experience, to the point that we took the name of the bikes and got hold of Daniel at Pedego Europe when we got home. We went to visit him in Gloucestershire and bought two bikes straight away,” Mike explains.
Now that they have the bikes in Spain, Mike and Jenny are enjoying cycling to new areas that would have been out of reach for them before.
“We can go to new places along the lovely little roads there and not consider the length of time or mileage to get back. We don’t have to worry about inclines making the journey too strenuous and use the power assist just when required so that we are still getting lots of exercise. Cycling is something you look forward to if there is no hardship about it.”
Mike and Jenny don’t just use the bikes for leisure. They use panniers to enable them to go shopping at the local fruit market and even to do their supermarket shop.
“For the last four weeks in Spain, the sun has shone every day. Why would you want to go anywhere by car?” says Mike.
The couple now hope to explore even further afield together by taking their bikes on the train with them.
By Lara Piper