E Bikes and off road e bikes are growing in popularity and are simply cycles which are motor assisted and most must be pedalled to activate the motor assistance. They are also allowed on any routes in the same manner as normal cycles such as bridleways, cycleway or road.
However, there are some rules which are applicable to their use.
- Users must be 14 years of age or over to use them
- Their motors must be less than 250W capacity
- The motor should not be able to propel a cyclist at more than 15.5mph (i.e. max speed) – anything beyond that speed then the motor will no longer assist the rider
- In the same manner as a normal cycle by law you must give way to walkers and horse riders