Travelling by eBike
Combining relaxation with exercise – that's what many people consider to be the perfect holiday. And travelling with one's eBike – in particular – is becoming more and more popular. Therefore we have now compiled a number of important tips. The conclusion: with careful preparation, cyclists can look forward to a highly successful trip with their eBikes.
1. Fully charged
There are handy chargers for people on the move, such as the Bosch Compact Charger. The charger weighs a mere 600 grams or so and fits perfectly into the saddle bag or day pack. With a 2 amp charging current the Compact Charger keeps the battery fully charged even on longer tours.
2. Better safe than sorry
Effective protection against theft: U-locks have a solid reputation and tests have shown them to be among the most secure locks.
3. A head start
In-mould helmets provide reliable protection. The foam interior liner of the helmet is "blown in" while the hard exterior shell is still in the manufacturing mould. The purchaser should look out for the test seal: DIN EN 1078 (CE).
4. No problems in wet weather
Before going on a cycling vacation, it's advisable to buy a waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers – or a large cape. This ensures good protection in light rainfall and there is no need to stop cycling.
5. Tips for transport
eBike enthusiasts are advised to use a rear-mounted carrier system to transport their cycles. However, Bosch PowerPacks should always be kept securely inside the car during transportation. Important note for long-distance journeys: eBike batteries are classified as hazardous freight and in most cases may not be taken on board aircraft. Possible alternatives include advance shipment by sea or air.
6. Always on the right path
Taking unnecessary wrong turns can really ruin the mood. That's why it is always a good idea to take a reliable guide with you on tour. Nyon, the all-in-one on-board computer allows you to plan routes comfortably on the computer. While you're on the move, Nyon not only navigates, but also reliably records fitness data. Another option is to use the SmartphoneHub or COBI.Bike. Both work with the COBI.Bike App. This offers either 2D or 3D map views or even a link to the komoot online service, providing up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and precise weather data. As an option, the navigation instructions are also issued by voice output.
7. First aid for the bike
Repair kit, pump, spare tube, rag and the necessary tools in a mini-kit are all essentials for every trip.
8. Just in case
Some "musts" for every eBiker: plasters, bandages, disinfectant and disposable gloves, which are also practical for repair work. Plus, depending on the region and the time of year: sun lotion, mosquito repellent and a cooling gel.