A HEREFORD electric bike rider has been fined by magistrates for riding without insurance or a licence.

Bradley Lloyd Turner was proven guilty of two charges in his absence by magistrates in Worcester.

The court heard the 27-year-old had been caught riding a Moovway electric bike in Hereford's Ledbury Road without an insurance policy in place or an appropriate licence on July 21, 2021.


The law states that it is legal to ride electrically assisted pedal cycles on the roads without a licence or insurance if they meet requirements.

To do this, they must show either the power output or manufacturer, and the battery's voltage or the maximum speed of the bike, have pedals that can be used to propel them, must have a maximum power output of 250 watts, and must not be electrically propelled at more than 15.5 miles per hour.

Bikes that do not meet these rules are classed as motorcycles or mopeds.

Turner, of Charlton Avenue, Hereford, was fined a total of £240 and received six penalty points. He must also pay costs of £345 and a £34 victim surcharge.

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