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- 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.
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.