HumanForest Vs TIER Vs Lime: Which London Electric Bike Is Best? (Updated October 2023)

London’s electric bike revolution has transformed the way we get about the capital.

And with car ownership declining and the ULEZ expanding again to cover the entire city as of August 2023, London’s electric bike hire schemes are becoming increasingly vital.

All of which begs the question: Which of the London electric bike services is the best?

Single-Speed Bikes: What Is A Single-Speed Bike, And Why Are They Useful?

Put simply, a single-speed bike is a bike with only one gear ratio. That means it has no shifters or derailleurs, as you can’t change gear. For many cyclists, that might instinctively sound like a terrible idea – but there are plenty of situations in which the simplicity and ease of use of a single-speed … Read more

The “Fixie”: What Is A Fixie Bike?

Fixed-wheel bikes (better known as “fixies”) are bicycles with no freewheel mechanism, meaning that the pedals always spin with the rear wheel. In other words, you cannot coast on a fixie. If the bike is moving, so are the pedals. Previously only really seen on the banked tracks of the velodrome or with the odd … Read more