When you’re out and about on your e-bike, do people always say that you don't really have to put in much effort on an e-bike? Or maybe you’re the one under the misconception that e-biking isn't really helping your fitness?
The amount of calories burned depends on a number of factors such as how hard you're pedaling, your speed, the type of terrain, and the assistance level chosen. If you pedal faster or harder, you’ll burn more calories. This might be because you’re going uphill, select a lower assistance level, or increase your speed.
In contrast to normal biking, the electrical assistance of e-biking obviously makes it less strenuous, but if you stop pedaling, the motor doesn't provide any assistance. On an e-bike, therefore, you're always moving, and this improves your stamina and burns calories. In addition, people often cycle more often and go further on an e-bike than on a normal bike.
Sports physicians estimate that an hour of average effort on an e-bike burns around 300 calories. Running burns two to three times more depending on your speed. However, e-biking is very gentle on your joints and is easy to integrate into your day; you can use your e-bike for your commute or when you go shopping.
Incidentally, depending on the display you have on your FLYER e-bike, you can track your calorie expenditure as you go along. Both the FIT D1 Display and the two Bosch displays, Kiox and Nyon, show your calorie expenditure. Why not test how different factors impact your calorie expenditure? Next time you're on your way to work, for example, try using a medium assistance level instead of the highest one.