Battery-powered bicycles are being modified to travel at almost 30mph – twice the speed permitted in public places – putting owners and pedestrians at risk.
Cyclists fit devices that override a speed sensor on the bikes that cuts the motor at the legal limit of 15.5mph.
Others are being sold bikes with motors that exceed the 250-watt power limit permitted on roads.
Something I have no clue about at all.
What are the speed limits for cyclists? Because 15.5 mph is easy enough to beat. I assume this limit is just for these electric bikes.
And has a cyclist ever been given a speeding ticket? I can imagine serious riders out barreling through a 20 mph limit easily enough….
Finally, why in buggery 15.5 mph for these things? What bureaucrat thought that up? Ah, it’s 25 kph, isn’t it?