That link is a bit out of date. Canadian Sam Whittington has broken his own Battle Mountain event record twice since then, currently it's at over 83 mph, riding Varna bikes. These are designed by ex-pat Russian Georgio Georgiev who lives in Canada now. Georgio's day job is mobility bike design, a bit different!
this is true on a pushbike - for excessive speed the charge is "wanton and furious driving" which dates back before the motor age, but I think the cops/CPS can only use this charge when a collision has occured.There's nothing you can do riding an E- bike that can affect your driving license. Unless it's in your pocket and you ride into a canal.
Eddie you could always deny the alligation that you were speeding, after all, absolute speed does not exist anyway.If i ride at more than 15mph am i liable to be pulled for speeding. Affecting my driveing licence?
when i used to ride a standard bike i would normaly ride an average of 20mph.
I just love this bit. I think we've posted on here before about it. But basically there is a 1984 Act and a 1988 Act which talk about speed limits and traffic regulations. One Act refers to motor vehicles and the other to vehicles. The upshot is that all vehicles have to obey stop signs, traffic lights, etc, but speed limits only apply to motor vehicles.....Also the UK road speed limits are part of the motor vehicle regulations, they dont apply to bikes, horses or runners, so you can break any signed motor vehicle road limit at will. .....
I know the hill that Flecc did that on. On my Kalkhoff, I made it to 38mph on the same hill before I bottled it and reached for the brakes. Flecc is a braver man than me (... or maybe there were less potholes when he did it). Personally I don't think mankind was really designed for speeds above 30mph anywayflecc posted:
I've personally ridden downhill on an e-bike at 45 mph (in an urban area) and some of our members are part of our unofficial "over 50 mph" club, only just though.
I have tried and tried but can't get over 30mph down hill on my ebike (got 29mph once).
The regeneration in the back wheel acts like a break .... I would love to be like you lot of lawbreakers
Dunno about that. I found it terrifying on that particular stretch which is bumpy and ridged and has a nasty T junction at Sandpiper Road, but I just gritted my teeth and carried on.Flecc is a braver man than me (... or maybe there were less potholes when he did it).