It is such an extraordinary experience watching the Tour de France, something I did for the first time this year. Cyclists travelling 100+ miles at speeds almost unimaginable to the non racing cyclist. To put their performance into perspective – if an Electric Bike could go at the average speeds the Tour cyclists do, that bike would be considered illegal.

15mph is the speed Electric Bikes are allowed, in the UK and most of Europe too, yet on many days 28mph was the speed the Tour cyclists averaged – extraordinary. A real exhibition of human energy – as an Electric assist cyclist myself, I stand back in amazement and awe.

Here’s an example of an Electric Bike made by Specialised (who also make bikes for the actual Tour de France) that is capable of doing 28mph – it’s not road legal of course, but sure looks fun – especially for those of us not quite as fit as the pro cycling teams.