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Firefighters issue another safety warning after UPP e-bike battery sparks fire

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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.


4 months 3 weeks ago

On a brief visit to London I saw these a lot. Delivery/courier "cyclists" whizzing by at speed without turning the pedals. "Contact the seller" is vacuous advice.

Given that this is now a significant risk to others, beyond the Road Traffic offences, it is about time the police simply sized these bikes on sight. All they need to do is arrange for a load of deliveries to the local nick and the job is done.