Bike Europe’s Response to BAGB – MCIA Statement on E-MTBs

DOETINCHEM, the Netherlands - In a joint press release of 17 May, the BAGB and the MCIA state that Bike Europe’s recently published White Paper and the article on e-mtbs, published on the website on 11 May, could cause confusion among UK consumers and suppliers. The BAGB and the MCIA underline, quite rightly, that only electric-assist mountain bikes up to 25 km/h and 250W can have the status of a conventional bike. This is absolutely correct and this rule, as explained in the White Paper, applies not only in the UK but in all 28 member states. However, this is not the issue.
The UK does not have the competence to categorize e-MTBs as motorbikes as defined in Regulation 168/2013. Therefore, the statement in the BAGB-MCIA press release “any electric mountain bike with power over 250 W and/or cut-off speed above 25 km/h is a motorbike in UK law”, is incorrect. – Photo Bike Europe