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 …

Electric BikesNewsSpeed Pedelecs

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 …

Exhibitions & EventsNews

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, …

Electric BikesNews

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 …

Electric BikesNews

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 …

Electric BikesNews

A collaboration between Southampton University, Monash University and IBM has developed an electric bike which uses EEG (electroencephalogram) to regulate motor assistance to the rider, by recording and responding to the cyclist’s changes between central vision and peripheral vision. ‘Ena’ is an EEG-electric bike prototype system that detects electrical activity in the brain via an …

Electric BikeseRoad, eCargo and CommutingNews

Cube recently launched the Bosch-powered, step-through with 20” wheels for people to “ride the future and save the planet.” With the UK slowly increasing mobility again, Compact’s timing is right on cue. Demand for electric bikes is soaring. Cube see the Compact’s role as avoiding built up traffic, whilst contributing to improving air quality with …

Electric BikesNews

A University of Leeds study published this week has found that electric bikes have the capability to cut car carbon dioxide (C02) emissions in England by up to 50% if used to replace car travel. CREDS (Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions) was established in 2018 to work with businesses and policy makers to …

Electric BikesNewsUK Electric Bike Law

Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, this week brought updated electric bike usage law to the Assembly in Northern Ireland, the affirmation of which means e-bikes can now be used on NI roads without registration or licensing. Mallon said: “On 4 February I announced my intention to bring forward legislation to encourage use of electric bikes by …

Electric BikeseRoad, eCargo and CommutingNews

German brand Convercycle has tapped into the idea of a ‘2 in 1’ e-bike, offering the flexibility of turning a city bike into an e-cargo with a simple unlocking and unfolding action of the rear wheel to create a 60cm x 40cm load basket behind the saddle. The company say: “The Convercycle bike combines the …