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Cardiff police seize 17 illegal e-bikes in crackdown on riding in pedestrianised areas

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Rebecca Morley

Rebecca has been in cycling journalism since 2018. She started out at trade title BikeBiz and still contributes features to its monthly magazine, and was also named one of Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling 2019.


9 months 2 weeks ago

IMO. This is a waste of time.  Shame the police can't help cyclists more by improving local bike theft issues. Most riders, particularly delivery riders, can pop 30+ mph in a heartbeat, on any cycle. Your seeing the police rob a handful of low paid grafters of their regular mode of transport.  Ebikes of all wattage are here to stay.  And grow the population will! They are versatile and the perfect getaway tool!

9 months 3 weeks ago

I wonder if there were many people sat on the sofa complaining that their take away didn't turn up?

9 months 3 weeks ago

For delivery riders, they can pedal a bike like everyone else and stop hammering along cyclepaths like f*ckin' idiots


9 months 3 weeks ago

For the delivery drivers, already working under poor conditions, this must be a catastrophe. I'm sure Uber Eats etc don't clarify what is legal and what is not to their riders. 

9 months 3 weeks ago

Good stuff.

And EbikeTios should banish the phrase "E-Bike", since it has no meaning in the UK.

Use cycle (or EAPC or pedelec) and E-Motorbike.

9 months 3 weeks ago

I wonder whether they were also gathering illegal electric scooters?