Electric BikesNews

A recently published document outlines successful bids for funds to further promote electric bike uptake in various local authorities. Amongst those, £250K has been allocated to both Leicester City Council and Norfolk County Council, while Birmingham City Council will use £199k to increase the availability of e-bikes and adapted e-bikes through a range of local …

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Raleigh are donating £42,000 of electric bikes to the National Trust for their staff to trial at key sites from this month. The models on trial will include the Motus as well as e-cargo bikes for transporting goods and equipment around some estates. With the charity looking to reduce its reliance on traditional vehicles, the …

Electric BikesNews

Northumberland County Council has launched a ‘change gear’ initiative as part of a new campaign to encourage residents to slow down and ditch their cars in favour of walking and cycling. ‘The Big Northumberland Gear Change’ is asking residents to sign up to changes in habits, alongside a range of challenges suitable for different ages and abilities. The environmentally-friendly drive aims …

Exhibitions & EventsNews

The organisers behind The Cycle Show say it’s no longer viable to hold the show planned for June: “We have been working hard over the last couple of weeks, and unfortunately following discussions with exhibitors and the venue, we have established that it is no longer viable to run The Cycle Show and London eBike …

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Channel 4’s Extraordinary Escapes will tonight demonstrate the practicalities of using electric bikes to explore all Kent has to offer. The programme features Sandi Toksvig, who recently departed her role co-hosting Bake Off, alongside various celebrity friends while they visit quirky bolt-holes and getaways in Suffolk, The Cotswolds, Scotland and windmills and nature reserves in …

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Exhibitions & EventsNews

Tickets have gone on sale for the show’s new dates of 25th to 27th June 2021 at Alexandra Palace in London. Three exhibition halls at the venue will be home to the latest bikes, kits and accessories from across both shows, with the venue’s outside parkland of 196 acres offering tarmac and woodland trails for …

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LEVA-EU, the light electrical vehicle trade association, has proposed a new concept of “Zero Tailpipe Emission Vehicles” (ZEVs) as a way of excluding more electric vehicles from being shoehorned into EU Regulation 168/2013, the type approval rules for which are hampering market growth for certain sectors of the electric bike market. These current regulations class …

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LEVA-EU has today issued a statement announcing the European Commission’s review into type approval regulations for light electric vehicles within the EU. The organization say today that they have “argued long and hard for a review of Directive 168/201” and have “extensively argued how the market potential of light electric vehicles (LEVs) covered by that …

Electric BikesNews

A six month study has shown that purchasers of electric bikes increased their cycling journeys from 2.1km to 9.2km per day on average. E-cycling as a share of all kms travelled increased from 17 to 49 percent after participants had acquired the electric bike. The changes were measured against other comparison groups – including those …

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Following widespread media coverage of Simon Cowell’s ‘e-bike accident’, the UK’s Bicycle Association has released a statement to clarify that the ‘electric bike’ Cowell was riding at the time would be classed as an electric motorbike in the UK. The BA cite reports that the vehicle he was riding when the accident happened was a …