Brexit Looms Over UK Market Where E-Bikes Boom

LONDON, UK - The vast majority of UK cycle sales are imports from the Far East and there is a booming but relatively tiny e-bike market numbering in the tens of thousands of units. Cycling UK suggests, based on ‘informal industry estimate’, that 30% of cycles sold are childrens’, 30% MTBs, 10% road, 26% classic/hybrid, and 4% folding/other. They also suggest about half of the retail value of the cycle market comes from bicycle sales, and half from parts and accessories.
UK bike manufacturing renaissance? Next to new Brompton facility (photo) Frog relocating production from China to South Wales as well as by Trinity Cycles. – Photo Brompton