25 Jun '17, 7am

@me_ste @CalmTheBeans

@me_ste @CalmTheBeans

Until the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Amendment) Regulations 2015 revision came into force on 6th April 2015, the rules governing the maximum motor power allowed were hazy to say the least. UK law did not coincide with European law. In Europe 250W (rated) motors were permitted, whereas in the UK we were restricted to 200W, resulting in motor output being a very grey area. (Although the general understanding was that no prosecutions of anyone riding a 250W motored electric bike took place in the UK due to the motor size prior to April 2015). The Department for Transport had always maintained that the UK would eventually align with European law in permitting 250W motors however. The cut-off speed for powered assistance was 15mph. Furthermore there were weight restrictions, with maximum weight allowed of 40kg for a tandem or 60kg for a tricycle.

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