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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 …

Cycle Show Alexandra Palace 2021
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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 …

Electric BikesNews

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 …

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Alexandra Palace will host the Cycle Show in April next year, after nine years at the NEC in Birmingham. The Cycle Show is teaming up with the London eBike Festival – the dedicated electric bike show – for the weekend of 16th-18th April 2021. The first eBike Festival was due to be held in May, …

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LEVA-EU, the trade association for the light electric vehicle sector in the EU, has voiced its frustration on learning that another mobility safety study is to be carried out by the European Commission ahead of implementing any changes to regulations the association says are urgently needed for an innovative sector ‘desperate to break free from …

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Electric bike brand Volt this week opens its new UK production facility in Milton Keynes. Volt’s founding brothers, James and Lyle Metcalf, made the decision to bring assembly back to the UK a year ago, with exit from the EU looming. Centralising production within the 20,000 sq ft factory will facilitate the build of up …