The GoCycle G3 is the bike to consider if, like me, you're a bit of a gadget nerd.
The handlebars feature a built in LED headlight, along with a 'dashboard' made up of a variety of dancing lights. The lights indicate several things, including your chosen gear, your power settings and your light mode. It looks futuristic when you're riding around, but it's tough to remember what all the lights mean, which can make your cycling a little confusing.
Luckily, the bike pairs with your smartphone, which allows you to change your bike's motor settings in an easier to understand way. There are a selection of preset modes to choose from in the GoCycle app. They each give a differing amount of assistance from the electric motor, depending on how energetic you're feeling. If you want an easy ride to work, put it in 'city' mode and the motor will provide the maximum amount of assistance with your pedalling. There's a custom mode too which lets you fine-tune the controls.
Even with a medium assistance setting the GoCycle is extremely comfortable to ride. The bike is perfectly balanced, making it easy to throw into corners and nip in and out of traffic. Its small wheels don't let you get up much of a pace (the motor is limited to 25 km/h or 15.5 mph) but it's plenty fast enough for a busy city-centre commute, and the 64 km (40 mile) range should give you a few runs into the office before you need to recharge.