Re: The thing that Ford forgot
"Sorry, E-bikes and the like are ......... crap? nonsense? a nun on a penny farthing? (Virgin on the ridiculous)"
Not quite. e-bikes have their place: when You don't want, or can't, pedal. Maybe the hill is too steep, maybe You can't arrive all sweaty at work. Or maybe You are an older person, not strong enough to face that damned last hill.
All of this shouldn't get in the way of someone using a bicycle. Even using the engine on the last hill, the rest of the way could be by human power. Nothing like a liitle exercise, huh?