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Richard Peace

Richard Peace

Richard Peace took to full-time outdoor writing/photojournalism after stints in an office and as an English teacher abroad. His cycling route guidebooks include the best-selling Ultimate C2C Guide and the Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner. He has written for various media about many aspects of cycling.
His biking experience led him into the world of e-bikes and other forms of light electric transport and even to the publication of a book on e-bikes. He has probably reviewed more light electric vehicles than anyone else in the UK over the past three decades, covering both the specialist bike media, the wider world of consumer-facing media and trade journalism, including writing features for the show magazine of the biggest bike show in Europe, Eurobike.

Recent articles by Richard Peace

Best budget electric bike 2024
Cycling E-bikes

Our road-tested roundup of the best budget electric bikes gets you on the road for less cash and less effort

Ring Spotlight Cam Pro: A capable, flexible spotlight cam
Security cameras

The Ring Spotlight Cam Pro is packed with features and comes with a sophisticated app, but it has some shortcomings

£200 inc VAT
Pure Advance+ review: An all-new high-spec electric scooter

With sturdy construction and longer than average range, the Pure Advance+ could be the scooter of your dreams

£899 Inc VAT
Canyon Pathlite:ON 9 LTD SUV review: A “go anywhere” e-bike

Canyon’s top-of-the-range Pathlite blends high-tech features with powerful and sophisticated motor assistance

£5249 in VAT
Swytch kit: A lightweight, effective e-bike kit

Few e-bike conversion kits are as easy to fit and as lightweight as the latest version of the Swytch kit, and the price is great, too

£449 Inc VAT
Ridgeback Errand review: A nippy, practical & compact e-bike

Quick, light and practical – the Errand is a brilliant electric run-around for hopping in and out of town

£1800 inc VAT
Riley RS3 review: A useful folding e-scooter

The Riley RS3 is a well-built electric scooter that has a wonderful folding operation – it just lacks a little on the performance front

£749 (inc VAT)
Raleigh Trace review: Light & sporty for on- and off-road
Sports & leisure

Raleigh’s lightest e-bike yet is ideal for those who want some exercise, combined with subtle electric assist

£2199 (inc VAT)
Specialized Turbo Vado SL: Effective power and great economy

The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 EQ combines a lightweight mid-drive motor with a sleek design to produce a quick-riding commuter machine

£3600 inc VAT
Eskuta KS-450: Good-value e-scooter with a removable battery

Large wheels, effective lights and a handy removable battery all make the KS-450 a practical choice for short leisure and commuter trips

£469 inc VAT