A new electric bicycle with heart monitoring and automatic gear technology helps riders maintain a healthy level of outdoor exercise, whatever their ability or terrain.
Electric bikes have already become an alternative to cars and public transport for tens of thousands of Brits. The latest model from specialist importer 50cycles may encourage many more to take to the saddle.
It's called the Kalkhoff Impulse Ergo (funky name) and it's to date the only electric bike to combine a wireless heart monitor, electrical assistance and automatic gears in one package. Together they help the rider maintain a constant heart rate and enjoy steady, sustained exercise that's known to encourage long-term health and wellbeing.