Study shows e-bike riders sweat three times less than normal bike riders

Shimano has looked at how hot and sweaty riders got on a 30 minute simulated commute

Commuting by bike is great for your fitness, zaps pollution and often gets you there faster than in a vehicle. But the side effect is that you can often arrive at work hot, sweaty and in need of a shower.

Now Shimano, working with the Sports Science Agency in Manchester, has compared the degree of exertion for e-bike riders to that of commuters who don’t get an electric push on their ride.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.