New electric bike from UrbanMover

Purists will scoff while hill-haters rejoice

If you've been looking for a city bike equipped with an electric motor to take the strain out of uphill stretches then the UrbanMover UM36 might just fit the bill.

The electric motor on this mountain bike look-alike is capable of propelling the machine at speeds of up 15mph and covering a maximum distance of 30 miles when fully charged.

The bike has a claimed weight of 20kg, and the Shimano six-speed gear system and lightweight battery pack help give it that off-road look.

The detachable battery takes four hours to charge and pedal-assisted riding can greatly extend the time it takes to discharge. An indicator on the handlebars indicates how much battery life remains.

The UM36 costs £929 and is available from www.cyclesense.co.uk.

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