Will it be road legal?

Will it be road legal?

January 18, 2017 Pre-sales

To be road legal, an eBike must have maximum power 250W and top speed 15.5 mph. It should have working pedals, and should not use a throttle. Disclaimer.  This article is not written by a lawyer, and in no way constitutes legal advice. This article is intended only as a guide to how to look up information that will allow an individual to understand their local laws pertaining to operation of electric bikes.


The basic rules of UK eBike law:

  • The bike must have pedals that can be used to propel it
  • The electric motor shouldn’t be able to propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph
  • The motor shouldn’t have a maximum power output of more than 250 watts
  • Must display either: the power output or manufacturer of the motor or the battery’s voltage or maximum speed of the bike.

All of our eBike kits that are listed as 250W and show the road legal icon are just that. You can fit them to a bike and cycle on roads as much as you like.

If you are using our parts with other components from elsewhere, please be sure to check that these other components also comply with the relevant laws.

Throttles are no longer road legal, and so we now sell them separately to our kits. If you buy one, be aware that it should be for off-road use only.