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London Fire Brigade speaking to Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats in bid to raise awareness of e-bike charging dangers

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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.


1 year 1 month ago

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) recently urged the public and retailers to avoid e-bike and e-scooter batteries that don't meet UK and EU safety requirements.

Trading Standards is a completely toothless organisation. They should be protecting the public by removing products, that don't meet UK safety standards, from sale not just telling people not to buy them. This is what you get from deregulation.

1 year 1 month ago

Where are the Met police in this?

Most of the courier eBikes being used are completely illegal.

If the Met did its job and seized the illegally modified eBikes the Fire Brigade wouldn't have to deal with so many fires.

Yet another example of well funded public services completely failing to work together using the remits that already exist.