Take a hike! This is whine country and e-bikes aren’t safe

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Take a hike! This is whine country and e-bikes aren’t safe

Purists are in a froth about the assisted-cycling boom, which they see as another hi-tech intrusion into nature

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Robert Werner and his wife Ursula usually make time to say a friendly hello to hikers as they ride their gently whirring e-bikes up trails in the Bavarian Alps.

But more often than not their greetings are met with frowns.

“The first thing they look at when they see us are our bikes,” says hotelier Robert, 46, of his electric-powered bicycle...

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