'There’s nothing wrong with a bit of help': E-biking up the Great Orme on a father-son Tour of Britain

A product review of the Kinesis LYFE e-bike? A British cycling odyssey? Or perhaps just a complete and utter boondoggle?

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A WhatsApp message from the family group chat pings up on my phone.  

It's a video of my dad wearing a bike helmet, he slowly turns to show off the flashing lights embedded into both the front and the back. It's a bit early for Christmas but at 6'4" we could put him in the corner and save the dog knocking the needles off the real tree in a few months' time.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.