Electric bikes: mid drive or hub drive?

Thinking of buying an electric bike? One of the most important things to consider is what kind of drive to chose. Mike Stapleton has written an article describing the two main types available.

Interim committee changes

The committee have appointed John Seton (previously membership secretary) to take over as secretary, following the resignation of John Ross. The committee has also appointed John Jackson to join the committee and take over as membership secretary. These are interim appointments until our AGM on 12th November, when there will be an election for these and all other posts. A full list of committee members can be found on our about us page. Andy Carlyle, Chair.

Latest ride reports

21 Oct: Saturday social ride to Shepreth
Ian writes: A fine sunny (yet rather breezy) morning greeted the three of us at Brookside with Angela T, Liz, Rachael, Mike K, Phil and John E waiting and John A arriving just as I was thinking about setting off, so ten in total...  (full report)

18 Oct: Evening ride to Shepreth
Tom writes: This was my first time leading a ride with the club and we had a small select group of riders ready to head out into the October darkness, Nigel joined me and, shortly afterwards, a very welcome guest rider, Vas, who was trying out one of our last evening rides of the calendar year...  (full report)

15 Oct: Sunday afternoon ride to Melbourn
David writes: The weather played tricks on us today. Early morning was beautiful. As 1.30pm approached, the clouds rolled in and I for one packed a waterproof. But as the afternoon wore on, the weather improved and most of the ride was in warm sunshine with blue skies...  (full report)

12 Oct: Thursday ride to Hare Street and Stansted Mountfitchet
Edward writes: Today, according to the forecast, was destined to be ideal for cycling, sunny, a light south-westerly breeze made it a near-perfect autumn day. Our ride today was coffee at Hare Street and then onto Stansted...  (full report)

10 Oct: Sunday afternoon ride to Braughing
John writes: Six members set off at 1.40pm. The ten-minute delay cwas aused by a front mech problem on Mike K’s Mercian. I planned a figure-of-eight circuit to include the unadopted road from Langley Lower Green to Chrishall...  (full report)

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