|Tip : How to work out a travel route when using your
electric bike and not run out of battery power.
As I use my
electric bike for working nearly everyday I need to make sure that I
don't run out of battery power and have to hard pedal back home.
This I do by working out my route using Google maps. On Google maps
you can get directions to a destination and back again quite easily.
If you open
Google Maps click on Get Directions and enter your start address,
add destination(s) and finally your start address again.
Choose By Car or Walking options, walking is usually the best as it
avoids most major roads but might be different in the countryside.
It will then work out a round trip for you. Maybe the route is not
exactly to your liking but you can adjust that as you wish.
The journey time will not be relevant because it is not for using a
bike but for walking and car journeys only. If you make the journey you
will soon get an idea of travel times and in heavily built up suburbia
it just might be quicker than a car, no promises though.
It will also tell you how many miles or kilometres you will
approximately travel. You can change miles to kilometres and back again
under Show Options.
Being a cautious type I like to keep my round trips under 15 miles
and have found these maps to be very useful.
and finally if you use your electric bike for a daily commute and
work out your route properly you can travel up to the 15 miles in one
direction, charge your battery up at work and then travel a further 15
miles back again, that's if you don't forget to take your charger with