Now, are electric bikes a bit of a cheat? Does riding one actually count as exercise? Well, let’s start by putting that misconception to bed. Electric bikes aren’t motor cycles. Even with the battery switched on, you still need to pedal all the time. It’s simply nice to know that with the flick of a switch, you can add power to your pedalling. Ideal for anyone who wants to get into the saddle, or back into the saddle, but is daunted by low levels of fitness, age-related limitations, long distances or steep hills.