Cyril Haearn wrote:@antbrewer
I am interested in trying strange things, climbing towers for instance, but I can cycle too fast even now, just do not need an e-bike. It increases speed and thus danger. I guess I am lucky, but I also chose to live where there are few hills, so cycling is easy. There are shops near home, I walk to shop. Used to do long rides in new places, now I am content to have just a few different routes with few hills. Not boring, weather and colours change daily
I shall continue using my traditional cycle without a motor as long as possible, I wish others would do the same
You seem to be arguing under a misconception about e-bikes. They do not increase the speed of a rider, road legal ones are designed and required by law to cease the electric assist at 15.5mph. which most of us can probably already do without an e-bike on the flat anyway. So I can't see how on earth they increase the danger?
You also seem to have entirely missed the point I was trying to get across in my last but one post. Fortunately, I am like you in that I don't need an e-bike either, and I suspect that being in Cornwall, I probably live in a far hillier area than you. But where we differ is in the fact that I can see the benefits of them, I've seen it with friends that are only still cycling because they have an e-bike. Would you have all these people take up the recently developed sport of "Tower Climbing"?
I'm pleased for you that, like me, you can continue pedalling unassisted, and long may you do so. But if the day comes that you can't, I hope you will reconsider, get an e-bike and carry on doing the thing you obviously feel so passionate about.