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Swytch Technology has today announced the upcoming launch of a smaller and lighter conversion kit. The new Swytch e-bike conversion kit features a 700g battery “power pack,” similar in size to a large smart-phone. Swytch say the battery will provide 250W of power, a 9 mile range for shorter trips and commutes, plus a recharging …

Type approval of full throttle electric bikes
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Wisper are now offering a limited run of their 806, 705 and 905 electric bike models with a full throttle capable of powering the bikes up to 15.5mph without pedalling. David Miall, Founder and Director of Wisper, says: “I am particularly excited to be able to offer full throttle bikes again. They are more inclusive …

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Bristol is the first home of Big Issue eBikes – an electric bike share scheme that will recruit and retrain unemployed and vulnerable people in local communities. With a wider UK roll out planned to follow, the scheme plans to offer both green employment opportunities as well as greener transport options, with all recruits paid …

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Updates to the Highway Code on 29th January have introduced a risk-based hierarchy of road users, aimed at giving priority and protection to the most vulnerable, whilst increasing the responsibility of drivers of larger, heavier vehicles in taking care of the more at-risk they’re sharing the road with. The changes follow a consultation reviewing the …

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“For short journeys, prioritise walking or cycling,” “think about car pooling” and “take public transport every day” aren’t messages you’d usually expect to see on car ads. From March however a new law will force all car advertisements in France to include active and green travel statements in a bid to steer people towards greener options. …

Electric Bikes Direct
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E-Bikes Direct are advising prospective buyers to purchase any electric bike they see in stock now in the light of the “perfect storm” of global supply chain issues and stock being stuck at sea: “If you see a bike in stock you like then purchase now, as if it goes out of stock we can’t …

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Sustrans Scotland, alongside the Sustainable Transport Alliance, will be at the United Nations global climate summit, COP26, to talk about greener and healthier travel on 10th November. The Green Zone session, starting at 5pm, sets out to demonstrate how local initiatives can engage and empower communities to enjoy more sustainable mobility. COP26, the global climate …

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An e-bike loan scheme, run by Sustrans, aims to increase active travel options for local residents in the areas of Rhyl, Swansea, Newtown and Barry covered by the scheme’s initial roll out. The scheme is aimed at residents who either don’t cycle regularly or find the purchase cost a barrier to trying them. The Deputy …

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CONEBI, the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry, is pulling together industry bodies and companies across Europe and further afield to ‘self-commit’ to increasing measures to prevent rider tampering of electric bikes. The Confederation has secured the signatures of 15 national bicycle industry associations and 68 companies taking a ‘strong stance’ against riders manipulating their …

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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 …