Petition for law change - Ebike Assist Limit

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by jowwy, 10 Jun 2019.

  1. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

  2. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    what law wants changing?
     
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    jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    read the petition......it will answer your question
     
  4. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

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    Oop North (ish)
    If it's so good & you support it why not advise what it's about, I won't be clicking a random link on a random website
     
  5. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    I'm not signing that, I have enough trouble getting past the things anyway!

    Seriously, it sounds OK to me, probably has implications for battery life though.
     
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    jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    its a UK government petiton....not a random website for god sake

    change the title just for you
     
  7. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    It would be good manners to explain what the petition you're asking folk to support is about.
    Just saying 'read it and find out' isn't the way to sway your audience.
     
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  8. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Veteran

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    This is an interesting one - 15 mph is pretty much my average speed over a long ride so I can understand why this is picked as cut off point. However, checking the stats for my commute through London, which is essentially a series of sprints between traffic lights, and my top speed was 32 mph for a 47 second dash so I can also see why losing the electric assist at 15 mph would not be very helpful.
    Having never ridden an e bike it would be good to know what it feels like when the electric assist cuts out - is there a dramatic change in the feel of the bike or does it just become slower and more sluggish ?
     
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    jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    it feels more sluggish and harder to maintain speed after the cut off point.......but when you can ride an ordinary bike at way above 15.5mph and car engines are not limited to speed or torque and motor bikes are not limited to speed or torque, then why should ebikes
     
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  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    It's OK raising the limits, but you are getting into compulsory insurance etc as it's a mechanically propelled vehicle.
     
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    jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    i posted a petition, i didnt post a debate on whether it should happen to try and sway people.........
     
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    jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    US limit is 20mph and no insurance is required
     
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  13. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Mopeds are restricted to 30mph
     
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  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Ah that's not so bad on road, although it's a bit different on trails getting an e-bike blasting past at 20 uphill, yikes - bad enough at 15 mph as they are often doubling your speed. Last few times I and other's from here, have been to Degla, the only bikes passing us were e-bikes, and they didn't half catch up quickly.
     
  15. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    You didn't post a link to a petition in the hope that others would support it?
    Ha ha ha ha
     
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