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12 June 2013

Karin Leenknegt on the E-bike

"After just one day, I knew how beneficial the E-bike is"

When I tried the E-bike, after just one day I knew how beneficial it is. Cycling isn’t a problem in the morning, however there is a tough uphill part of my journey at the end of the day. With the E-bike that is no problem.

Karin Leenknegt works at the laboratory for special hematology at AZM Maastricht. During summer she cycles from her hometown Berg & Terblijt to Maastricht, in winter she takes the car. The distance to her work is 7.4 kilometers. She took part in the action “Probeer een E-bike” (Try an E-bike) and filled in a questionnaire, after which she was invited to participate in the pilot “Burn Fat Not Fuel”. She did not hesitate one second.

“When I tried the E-bike, after just one day I knew how beneficial it is. Cycling isn’t a problem in the morning, however there is a tough uphill part of my journey at the end of the day. With the E-bike that is no problem. There are many more advantages: cycling is better for my physical condition, it 's a great way to switch off after work and it 's also good for my figure. These are the main reasons for me to join, not the ten cents per cycled kilometer that I receive. Furthermore, it's nice that I don’t need to fill-up and can just leave the car at home. Now I am even considering buying myself an E-bike."