WHAT’S THE LAW ON ELECTRIC BIKES IN THE UK?
The main legal requirement you need to be aware of when buying an electric bike is that you must be aged 14 or over to ride one.You don’t need to register your bike, pay tax or get insurance. That’s because, despite having a motor, an electric bike is not covered by the same laws as a car or motorbike, as long as it meets the following specifications:
Off-road bikes can go above 15mph, as long as they are not used on the road.
The UK law was brought in line with EU law in 2015, so it could change after Brexit.