Daily Mail Online)
Actor Larry Lamb is eyeing up my brand new electric bike outside the World’s Tavern in North London’s Finsbury Park. ‘That’s the real deal. That’s the business, that is,’ says the veteran star of EastEnders and Gavin & Stacey, whistling at my £1,000 Carrera Crossfire-E Women’s Electric Hybrid Bike which I have borrowed from Halfords to join him for a ride through London.
His own bike, although also electric, is more rudimentary and well used and he lifts up the rear pannier to show the bulky battery.
Electrically assisted pedal cycles (EAPC) – or ebikes, as they’re more commonly known – are normal bicycles, fitted with a motor.