E-bike FAQs aa

E-bike FAQs

Who are e-bikes for?

Designed to give riders a helping hand, e-bikes can be great for people looking to get fit, those with a longer or hilly commute, older people or people with disabilities that may prevent them from otherwise getting in the saddle.
If you're recovering from an illness, injury, have lost some fitness or just aren't as quick on a bike as you used to be, an e-Bike can allow you to carry on enjoying cycling. It can also allow you to ride with riders who would normally be faster.

Where can I ride one?

An e-bike is classed as a normal pedal bike. That means you can legally ride it anywhere you would ride a standard push bike, including bike trail centres!

Do I need a license to ride one?

Anyone in the UK over the age of 14 can ride an e-bike without a licence, and there is no legal requirement to register, tax or insure it. Northern Ireland is currently an exception to this, where to ride any electric vehicle you need to be registered, taxed and insured.

What's the typical range/battery life?

The range depends on a number of factors, including the rider's weight, the terrain, weather and riding style and of course the type of battery on the bike.

Typically you can expect somewhere between 25 and 70 miles of travel on a single charge of an e-bike. If you're riding hard on full power expect less; manage your battery life well and you could get more.

A quality battery pack made should last for over 1000 charge cycles. If you drain your battery pack once a week, then your pack should last over 3 years.


Have an e-bike query? Contact your local e-bike retailer to find out more!