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25 Jul 2023

Norwich has triumphed ahead of Newcastle and Belfast to be named the most cycle-friendly city in the UK, scoring  high marks for categories like cycle routes, bike sharing schemes and...

25 Jul 2023

ACT member BikeTown in Rutherglen is to hold a cycling festival in the lead-up to the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

24 Jul 2023

Eleven local authorities in England have been funded to enable health workers prescribe walking and cycling to patients.

24 Jul 2023

Cycling Electric has run an interesting article on the value of buying an e-bike from a local independent bike shop.

11 Jul 2023

Charity Cycling UK has launched The Big Bike Revival 2023 to support new and returning cyclists through a programme of free events.

11 Jul 2023

A survey undertaken by ACT members The Electric Bike Shop has shown that specialist bike retailers are continuing to see the benefit of having physical high street stores over a pure ecommerce...

11 Jul 2023

Giant UK has partnered with Activate Cycle Academy and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) to provide a Cytech technical e-Bike qualification.

11 Jul 2023

As of 30th June 2023, the registered Head Office for V12 has relocated, and as a result their registered office address has changed.

3 Jul 2023

Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, has announced that Whistler Adventure School (WAS), a private career training institution in...

29 Jun 2023

With this Saturday and Sunday marking Independents’ Day weekend, the culmination of the annual campaign to promote independent retailers around the UK, ACT member Elmy Cycles in Ipswich...

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E-bike sales boom in Europe…but less so in the UK

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Bike sales in 2022 were lower than 2021 throughout Europe's main markets, Bike Europe has reported, but e-bike sales continue to thrive - although the UK seems to be the exception.

Blue Sky and Cycling

According to 2022 sales statistics reported by national European industry organisations, e-bike sales volumes increased by double digits last year, replacing demand for mechanical bicycles.

The statistics also show the market growth is bigger in many European markets in 2022 than it was in 2021. Last year e-bike sales increased by 10% in Germany compared to 3% in 2021, by 11% in Austria compared to 9% in 2021, and by 14% in Italy compared to 5% in 2021.

The e-bike market did not pick up in the UK, however. The number of e-bikes sold decreased by 3.1% last year to 155,000 units. Bike Europe also reports that e-bike market share in the UK is only 7.5%, which it says is "not enough" to create the right momentum for e-bike sales to take off.

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