E bikes on Bridal Paths

Electrically assisted bikes, trikes, etc.
richtea99
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Re: E bikes on Bridal Paths

Postby richtea99 » 18 Nov 2020, 11:30pm

mumbojumbo wrote:I recently saw a newly married couple riding an electric tandem on a by-way.The long rake near Youlgreave.Should such assisted riders share access to such routes.These are already churned up by horses without a fat couple on a bike weighing 60kg churning ever deeper gauges and gorges.If ever there was a case for lightweight cycling....


You say it's a byway, in which case it's open to all traffic - assisted, married or not. Even rude people are allowed to use it.

Or maybe you mean restricted byway? That's a more interesting question.

Here's one opinion I found:

E-bikes can be exempted from being classed as a ‘powered transporter’ if they meet certain criteria, including:
they must be fitted with pedals which can propel it;
the maximum power for the motor must not exceed 250 watts; and
the electrical assistance must cut out at a limit of 15½ miles per hour (25 kilometres an hour).


In other words powered cycles or L1e-A vehicles (see Article 4, 2(a)i !) as the UK & EU defines them.

Depending on the tandem spec, it may or may not be legal. Let's be generous and assume they're riding a L1e-A- compatible tandem, eh.

fivebikes
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Re: E bikes on Bridal Paths

Postby fivebikes » 19 Nov 2020, 8:55am

Totally irresponsible to my mind...... No helmets either!
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mumbojumbo
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Re: E bikes on Bridal Paths

Postby mumbojumbo » 19 Nov 2020, 4:36pm

I do not think their activities wil need a helmet,though some cyclists like to surprise their husbands.

Antbrewer
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Re: E bikes on Bridal Paths

Postby Antbrewer » 20 Nov 2020, 1:01pm

I agree with you Mumbojumbo.. Now that's a first.

kwackers
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Re: E bikes on Bridal Paths

Postby kwackers » 20 Nov 2020, 2:00pm

mumbojumbo wrote:I do not think their activities wil need a helmet,though some cyclists like to surprise their husbands.

There's an obvious joke in there but I couldn't work out if you'd already figured it.

Antbrewer
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Re: E bikes on Bridal Paths

Postby Antbrewer » 20 Nov 2020, 2:17pm

There is Kwackers. Probably more than one too but I thought I would pass on it.

I've been married 50 yrs next March and I still try to surprise my wife!!

PDQ Mobile
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Re: E bikes on Bridal Paths

Postby PDQ Mobile » 20 Nov 2020, 7:31pm

thirdcrank wrote:Newly-weds on a bridal path?

Bridle. No!
Just hang on to his ears until you get used to it. :shock: