Cape Town - Like most iconic destinations, South Africa is a country made
up of many interesting urban spaces that are ideal for exploring on
known trend that urban cycling is on the rise, as many key cities look to greener commuting solutions and travellers opt for healthier choices. Added to this cities around the
world are adapting their bicycle lanes to make them safer, thereby fostering a
growing cycling community.
SEE: Urban cycling on the
rise: This is how bike lanes are changing the world
Cape Town is one of the world’s top cities when it comes to urban cycling paths
- over and above the cycle paths that's been installed in the CBD, there's a
cycle route out to Milnerton along the MyCiti Cycle Route. This is an 8km ride,
which ends at Woodbridge Island.
SEE: Cape Town aims to become bicycling super city
Durban too with the rise of group urban cycling event such as the moonlight
what makes this new product, that literally transforms your regular bike into
an electric version in a matter of seconds is just what city dwellers and
urban hipsters need.
SEE: PICS: Don't you WISH you were part of the suave Joburg cycling scene?
may be asking? Through
the UrbanX Electric Wheel - made from aircraft-grade aluminium - and
said to be "world’s most economic electric bike solution".
developers hope to turn anyone’s road bike into a motorized commuting dream
through this motorised front wheel, which replaces your old - and gives outdoor
lovers a range of 48km or 30 miles and can reach speeds of up to 32km/p or
in two models, with Bluetooth connectivity and a companion Android or iOS app,
allowing riders to keep tabs on their riding status with data updates
pertaining to battery life, distance and speed tracking, a riding map, and
speed levels. You can also use the app to set your wheel’s pedal assist level
to low, medium, or high.
City cycling made easy: How to turn your old bike into an electric one in under
"An electric wheel saves customers money, saves our business
on shipping and handling costs, and saves valuable resources and energy for our
planet by cutting down on commuters in cars and other fossil fuel-based
transportation," writes Kickster.
original Kickstarter crowdfunding goal for UrbanX saw the company aim to raise $50,000 capital (R
643,092,00) and it has since far surpassed that to over $250,000 (R3 219 361).
to their Facebook page - an early-bird price for $299 (about R 3 851
at R12.86/$) or the Booster for $399 (R5 139).
smart wheels are expected to ship globally in June or July.
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