I find that a non-electric folding bike is a handy alternative to my ebike. You can just stick it in the car boot and take it somewhere reasonably flat for a change of scene without the hassle or worry of a bike rack. I'd meant to buy a new one in Spring but instead I just bought a Dahon Vitesse D7 from Fudges Cycles who are selling 2009 bikes at £299, including mainland delivery, compared to the RRP of £420. According to AtoB magazine there will be a price rise of about 35% for Dahon's 2010 range so the total saving could be around £260. Mine was delivered in the Isle of Man three days after ordering and in perfect condition. Thought I'd mention it in case anyone else is interested.