Get Fit On An e-Bike

As you’d expect, e-biking burns fewer calories than conventional cycling. In fact, numerous studies have revealed that the difference is between 30% and 50% – depending on the fitness level of the cyclist, terrain, gradient and gear efficiency. That said, the point of electric assist bikes is to make pedalling easier!

At its core, cycling appeals on three levels:

  1. The sheer enjoyment of being outside on two wheels.
  2. A relatively cheap mode of transport.
  3. It keeps you fit!

There is no denying that e-bikes tick all three boxes, offering just as much fresh-air enjoyment as their counterparts. Their rise in popularity, especially with commuters, is a testament to their transportation credentials. As for a mode of keeping fit, one might compare the difference to walking and playing squash – the latter is simply more intense.

Armed with encyclopaedic knowledge of the Calder Valley’s hills, lanes and tow paths, Juiced Up Bikes offers a plethora of 1 hour routes for all fitness levels.

We thought it would help if we devised categories for the exertion level of each route. In the end we settled on: EASY RIDER, UP-A-GEAR and ELECTRIC SHOCK!

For an idea of what you are letting yourself in for, check out the orange boxes below.

All three categories offer beautifully scenic, calorie torching routes which are designed around realistic goals.

Remember, this is not a SPIN CLASS. These routes are aimed at people who are new to fitness or simply looking for joint-friendly, low-impact exercise (all of the routes are easy on the joints, yet still require effort) in a social setting.



10km of low gradient cycling along tow paths and lanes. You’ll burn between 350 and 450 calories and feel recharged for the rest of the day.

UP-A-GEAR (1hr)


12km of moderately challenging countryside. A few hills (not too steep). Slightly quicker pace. You’ll burn between 450 and 550 calories.



15km of cycling. A few steep hills. Quicker pace. You’ll torch between 550 and 650 calories, giving your lungs and legs a good workout!