It’s Eurovision time yet again and as the world wonders who will take home the big prize from Kiev this year, we ponder which of the European nations should take home top honours in our totally-unofficial-and-completely-unafffiliated-with-the-Eurovision-organisation ‘Eurovision e-bike contest’…
Germany – Bergamont ‘E-Ville C Urban‘
A strong entry here from Germany, which will appeal to those who want a well finished bike that needs little maintenance. For someone who wants a stalwart road vehicle for everyday journeys – to work or around town – this makes a great choice. – Douze Points for faultless build quality. Eurovision Spirit Song = ‘Ride Like a Phoenix’ by Conchita Wurst
United Kingdom – Gocycle ‘G3‘
Like a slick dance number, this addictive little machine utilises sophisticated electronics to great effect. The battery is fully enclosed in the frame, the front light and power display are integrated into the handlebars, and automatic, electronic gear changes make this a super-stylish e-bike for urban riding. – Douze Points for stunning design. Eurovision Spirit Song = ‘Love Shine a Bike’ by Katrina and the Waves
Spain – Orbea Katu
Off to sunny Spain? The Katu is a fantastic bike for a summer jaunt. Small enough to fit into most cars and designed to be an easy to use leisure bike for exploring beach fronts and marinas, the Katu 30A is a fun choice for the casual cyclist…and who knows, you may just find yourself using this bike for daily use too. – Douze Points for portability. Eurovision Spirit Song = ‘Euph-Orbea’ by Loreen
France – Moustache Samedi 27 X2
The only ‘duet’ of our Eurovision line up, this electric tandem bike is a festival of French ingenuity. It uses a ‘triple cavity’ frame to keep the extra long frame stiff and strong, while the bespoke battery ‘Y’ arrangement allows you to have even more mileage for epic rides with your choice of cycle partner. – Douze Points for fun factor. Eurovision Spirit Song = ‘Volt-are’ by Domenico Modugno.
…and the winner?
Cycling Made Easy is not affiliated with Eurovision or the Eurovision Song Contest.