- Electric bikes use a small, battery-powered motor to help you pedal
- No licence, equipment or insurance is needed to ride one
- High-spec electric mountain bikes will also be used by police, which can go over rough ground as quickly as a normal bike can go on tarmac.
– BORIS JOHNSON
E-bikes are already big on the continent as they take the puff and pant out of cycling.
Once again, London leads the way in Britain with new cycling innovations - and the elevated latitudes of Haringey are perfect for this trial.
– CLAIRE KOBER, HARINGEY COUNCIL
We're really excited to be Britain's first e-bikes borough.
This project with the Mayor underpins our commitment to being one of London's greenest boroughs and to promoting and rewarding greener travel through improved cycling facilities and sustainable transport across Haringey.
Hundreds of battery-powered bikes will appear on London's streets next year to help cyclists negotiate the capital’s hilliest areas.
A fleet of e-bikes will operate from a network of docking stations in the area around Muswell Hill. They cost around £700 and will use special docking stations.