E-bikes are not only for the ‘fat & lazy’ ! They certainly do not mess up any trails and clearly should and will not compete in races other than their own category.As someone also previously mentioned,they have a maximum speed assistance of 25km/ hr which won’t therefore always be of assistance. If it is going to get more people riding bikes then what is the problem ! Rather than retiring from cycling due to age/health issues etc,cyclists now have another option. They are not totally dissimilar to one cyclist having a R5000 bike with lousy components and weighing a ton as opposed to someone else they are competing against with a R50 000 or even R100000 bike. They are part of the future in cycling,so let’s accept that and ALL have some fun.