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Mike Amera

Travels with Mike Amera.

When it came to the weekend I found it great to leave the mundane trials and tribulations of work behind. As I pedalled towards the sunset not having to answer calls from clients or models, and being able to just switch off made for a very pleasant time.

Being a bit of a luddite when it comes to technology, taking a cell phone with me was never an option until I retired recently from the glamorous world of professional photography. With most phone boxes out of commision, phoning home in case of an emergency was difficult to do. Now I can be in the middle of a field ( looking for that perfect wildlife shot) able to phone a friend. On one such occasion I looked across the field  and wondered why the cows had horns. Upon phoning my friend he told me it was because their bells didn't work. But I digress. Phones now have applications for commuting ( Komoot ) which show what route is best for your level of ability. Ask Jeeves and Google maps are helpful if you're looking for a rest stop ( my favourite being"The Gloamin" tearoom) or need an inner tube at short notice. The highly addictive games that can be downloaded  ( Angry Birds) are a great way to pass the time until your travelling companion turns up ( late as ever  Mr Ben Roamin ).

 The large megapixel count on mobile phones means not having to carry expensive, and often cumbersome dedicated photography equipment to get that perfect shot. Something to show my good wife when I return from my Sunday jaunt. With the route app and my Liquid Crystal Display ebike dashboard I get the same information as a dedicated satellite navigation system ie Garmin Edge, with no additional monetary outlay ( other than the price of a phone mount for the handlebars ). 


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Hi Raj.
I just wanted to thank you for your kindness and help.
My dad who is 72 bought himself and his wife a kit each a couple of years back and he says it is the best thing he has ever done.  He stops and tells anyone who will listen that buying the bike has changed his life. He already had a bike but found it such a struggle to do anything other than ride around the streets so he didn’t really bother. He heard about electric bikes and went on a mission to find the best. He settled on Cyclotricity.  He started off cycling a short distance and then using his throttle to keep him going whilst he had a little rest.  Soon his fitness improved and now he goes out for miles and uses the throttle less but loves having the freedom to take on long distances. 
Best wishes
Dear Ben
I would just like to Thank you for the fantastic service that I received from your company. As you know I had an issue with my digital meter, I had a phone call from Ben at Cyclotricity the same day and this morning a new replacement had arrived.
This is fantastic service, I am so pleased that I purchased my bike through Cyclotricity. I will log onto your website and write a customer review and I am thinking in the summertime I may even purchase a electric bike for my wife, if and when I do I will certainly buy it through Cyclotricity.
Keep up the good work, I wish you all the success in 2017.
Normally people write in to complain but I feel that it's nice to tell people that they are doing things right.
Kind Regards
Christopher Mundy
Good evening guy's
What can I say ...
The service I have received from you both has made me feel sure that I have made the right decision in choosing your product and company to spend my hard earned money with, thank you both .. it really is very much appreciated . 
I have attached my signed De-restriction/ Throttle terms of use form to obtain the relevant information required.
I am looking forward to taking delivery of my new baby in the near future
Many thanks again guy's 
Kind Regards
Hi Raj,
I just want to thank you for all your support through this build. You were/ are a great help!! Thanks for getting the technical team involved where necessary!
I feel like I should hire a model to stand next to the bike, to be able to send you a very nice photo!! As it is I will be wise and you will appreciate it if the photo is only of the bike and doesn't have me anywhere near!!
Have a good day!
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