Which electric bike should I get? And are they safe?

Which electric bike should I get? And are they safe?
Which electric bike should I get? And are they safe?

I’m thinking about giving it to my 80-year-old dad, but I’m not sure if he’ll cope with the extra speed

The Pinnacle Lithium Ion electric bike costs less than £2,000. Photograph: PR

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.

My cycling-mad father is 80 this year and considering getting an electric bike to allow him to stay in the saddle. Can anyone suggest a good one that isn’t £3,000? Will he be able to cope with the extra speed – any other octogenarians made the same move?

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