GoodTurn Cycles France is a nonprofit social enterprise. We rent and sell electric bikes as well as providing a repairs service and local cycle tours all whilst providing an apprenticeship program for young French people.
WHY OPT FOR AN ELECTRIC BICYCLE INSTEAD OF A HIRE CAR?
Rent an electric bike works out much cheaper than hiring a car! In addition, all extra expenses are included in the price of the bike rental so you save money on the cost of insurance, parking, and repairs.
Electric bikes are equipped with motors and pedal assistance which can reach 25 hm/h – they are much fast than regular bicycles. Travelling by electric bike often enables you to reach your destination faster than by car, and shortcuts and maintained speed remove all frustration from the journey. Forget traffic jams and parking nightmares!
Whether in the city or the countryside, electric bikes are the perfect way to take in your surroundings and experience a new place. Pedego’s wide range of models are adapted for different terrain so you can choose your bicycle according to the type of excursions you plan on making.
Opting for an electric bike means that you have a total freedom of movement and make spontaneous trips out easy and stress free.
E-bikes consume a fraction of the energy than that a car or another motor vehicle. They are a great eco-friendly alternative to a hire car.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC BIKES
Electric bikes make cycling and exercise a possibility for a much wider range of individuals, and prove to be a fun and efficient way to improve well-being and provide fitness, becoming the key element to a healthy lifestyle.
Electric cycling burns up to 500 calories per hour, demonstrating itself as an easy and effective way to improve health through exercise and endurance. These bikes require pedaling at all times to engage the pedal assist, as well as a throttle system to boost the cyclist. The cyclist can determine how much or how little assistance they need or desire. These bikes make cycling much less daunting and represent the perfect companion to help cyclists control and lose weight, offering a seemingly effortless and enjoyable workout overall working to improve their fitness and self-confidence.
One of the main pillars of Pedego’s mission is to disguise exercise as convenient, effortless and fun through sustained aerobic exercise, shedding light on the magic of these bikes! Although it is frequently believed not to be the case, electric bikes have all the health advantages of regular cycling, but with added benefits and assistance for different individuals of all ages, bodies and capacities.
Cyclists can cycle for longer and cover considerably bigger distances, and at the same time maintain a significant level of exercise, comparable to that of non-electric bikes, all the while being less tiring and restricting in terms of distance and speed. In fact, most electric cyclists find that they cycle more than ever before, going longer, farther and more often!
Numerous studies have emerged over the past few years demonstrating that cycling and electric cycling are powerful tools to improve one’s health, and prove that regular cyclists can feel approximately ten years younger on average. Indeed, this activity lowers cholesterol and reduces blood pressure, working to fight diseases such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, obestity, as well as lowering one’s risk of having cancer. It also strengthens muscles, bones and joints. Furthermore, cycling boosts one’s immune system, and thus improves their immunity.
On top of this, this activity has proven to alleviate mild anxiety and depression through the release of endorphins through exercise, and proves to make people happier.