Se alquilan bicicletas eléctricas en Inglaterra

Última actualización: Lunes, 6 de junio de 2011

Electric bikes available for hire in England

Steve Garadis y una bicicleta eléctrica

An unusual bicycle hire scheme is hoping to attract more visitors to England's Peak District. Visitors and people who live in this hilly area of central and northern England can now hire electric bikes to explore the countryside.

Reporter:
Jenny Hill

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It may look like any other bike, but the clue is in the sound. What you can hear is a battery-powered motor that takes away all the effort.

The bikes can get up to 15 miles an hour. What was once a mountain is suddenly a molehill.

Steve Garadis:
In Britain at the moment, most people don't really know what an electric bike is and what it can do. It's just like normal cycling, but with an extra boost that pushes you up the hills. It means you don't have to worry about headwinds. You don't get horribly sweaty.

Reporter:
At this cafe, you can hire the bikes, you can also recharge them. The batteries last for about 40 miles. Other local businesses offer the same service.

What you won't find here are cars. In fact, they've just opened up old railway tunnels to keep this trail traffic free.

Jenny Hill, BBC News

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the clue is in
la información la encontrará en (el sonido)

a battery-powered motor
un motor que funciona con pilas / batería

the effort
el esfuerzo / el movimiento físico requerido

a molehill
una colina (hecha por un topo)

pushes
(le) impulsa (cuesta arriba)

headwinds
vientos en contra

sweaty
transpirado / sudado

recharge
recargar

last
duran

trail
ruta / sendero

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