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Guidelines for riding an electric bike on the road in the UK.

Bumblebee’s road-legal electric bikes can be ridden by anyone aged from 16*. Our customers range from school leavers to commercial fleets, and city commuters.

CLASSIC, STING & E-XPRESS

ELIGIBLE RIDERS & LICENSES

These class of bikes are restricted to 30mph, so in the eyes of the law it is treated as a 30mph/50cc petrol moped.

Over 16 years old

Provisional moped licence and a CBT (compulsory basic training) Certificate

Full car licence issued after Feb 1st 2001 and a CBT (compulsory basic training) Certificate

Full car licence issued before Feb 1st 2001

Any class of full motorbike driving licence

MOONSTER

ELIGIBLE RIDERS & LICENSES

The Moonster class of bikes have a top speed of 50mph, so in the eyes of the law it is treated as a 125cc petrol motorbike.

Over 17 years old

Provisional licence and a CBT (compulsory basic training) Certificate

A1/A2/A motorcycle licence

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Riders must wear a helmet and the bike needs to be registered, as well as display a number plate and have a valid MOT once over three years

Insurance is compulsory

We highly recommend that you wear protective clothing and gloves

YOU DO NOT NEED

Road Tax

Petrol

*Only the classes of bikes that are restricted to 30mph can be legally ridden on the road by someone who is 16 years old. For more information and Government requirements please follow the links below to the official website.

www.gov.uk/motorcycle-cbt/car-driving-licence

www.gov.uk/ride-motorcycle-moped/bike-categories-ages-and-licence-requirements