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The Association of Cycle Traders
This is a trade facing website.
Visit the ACTís consumer site at thecyclingexperts.co.uk.
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Guide to e-bikes

The ACT have put together a series of helpful guides to make sure that retailers are well informed when it comes to selling and servicing e-bikes.

Note: E-bikes which are excluded from European type approval are often referred to as either EAPCs or EPACs:

  • Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle (EAPC): this is the term taken from UK legislation.
  • Electrically Power Assisted Cycle (EPAC): this is the term used in European standards.

Essentially they are the same thing, where in this guide we have decided to use term EAPC in line with legislation used in the UK.

Intro to e-bikes E-bike rules and regulations Selling e-bikes Servicing e-bikes.

Introduction to e-bikes

An introduction to different types of e-bikes around and the technical aspects.

Regulations, legislation and standards

A guide through the minefield of regulations and legislation surrounding the use of e-bikes in the UK.

Selling e-bikes

A guide to how you can make the most of the biggest opportunity within the cycle trade.

Servicing e-bikes

Regardless of whether you do or don't sell e-bikes, you don't want to be turning away customers who need the services of your workshop. Here's a guide for the best practices.

Intro to e-bikes E-bike rules and regulations

Introduction to e-bikes

An introduction to different types of e-bikes around and the technical aspects.

Regulations, legislation and standards

A guide through the minefield of regulations and legislation surrounding the use of e-bikes in the UK.

Selling e-bikes Servicing e-bikes.

Selling e-bikes

A guide to how you can make the most of the biggest opportunity within the cycle trade.

Servicing e-bikes

Regardless of whether you do or don't sell e-bikes, you don't want to be turning away customers who need the services of your workshop. Here's a guide for the best practices.

We have also developed a 'Buyer's Guide' for e-bikes over on our consumer facing site The Cycling Experts, that you can link to and use as a tool when selling to your customers.