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Fast electric bikes

With regards to speed, our standard electric bikes will outperform all other road legal electric bikes. However our custom built bikes can go faster for off road use.

So Electric Bike World should be your first choice for fast electric bikes.

Fast eBikes From Electric Bike World

With regards to road legal electric bikes, the standard road power rating across eBikes in the United Kingdom is 250 watts. However, if you are searching for a custom built off-road eBike you can choose a motor with an increased and uprated battery, some of which can be as powerful as 350w, 500w, or even 1000w.

How Fast Can An eBike Go Legally?


In order to ride a road legal electric bike, you do not need a license – you only need to be aged over 14 years old. The legislation regarding eBikes is governed by European legislation – so whilst it could change after Brexit, for now UK Legislation is in harmony with the EU law.

In order to be considered a road legal Electric Bike, the pedlec cannot provide pedal assistance above 25km/h (15.5 mph) and the power cannot exceed 250 watts. If your eBike meets these requirements, you can ride it anywhere that you could ride a ‘regular’ push bicycle, such as cycle paths and roads.

Swift road legal electric bikes are a great method of transport, especially when compared against other methods of personal transport such as a car. For example, with an eBike in addition to not needing a licence, you also don’t need to register it, and you don’t need to pay vehicle tax.

Are There Any Additional Rules For Bikes Which Exceed The Road Legal Limit?

Bikes which exceed the 15.5mph road limit or are more powerful than 250w cannot be used on public roads unless they are registered as a motor vehicle. Additionally, you will also need to wear a motorcycle helmet whilst riding the bicycle and you’ll need a driving licence.
However, for off-road use, your bike can exceed the road legal limit. So if you want to purchase a very powerful fast electric bike, you might consider our bespoke express bicycles which are too powerful and too fast to be used on the road. In a previous bespoke build, we converted an Alpine Sport model from 250 watts to 1000 watts. This is powered by a specially built Panasonic 48V 20Ah unit, which results in a seriously fast eBike.

Fast Bikes From Electric Bike World

When choosing a fast bike, it’s important to decide if you want to use the bike in urban environments, off-road environments, or both.

Urban - If you would like a fast pedelec bicycle that can be used on the road, make sure that it is compliant with the EAPC regulations. When cycling in urban environments, there are numerous things to consider, firstly will you be using this bicycle for leisure or to commute. If you’re commuting, you might be interested in a folding electric bicycle such as the Traveller; equipped with a long distance battery, hi toque motor, twin disc brakes, and a road legal throttle, this eBike is able to climb steep hills with ease.

Off-Road - If you’re searching for a bicycle to use off-road, you don’t need to feel restricted by the EAPC regulations. If you’re purely focused on speed, a bespoke electric bicycle can fulfil your speedy desires. However, please remember that if you choose to purchase a bicycle that goes faster than road legal limit, you cannot ride this bicycle on the road.


Both Urban & Off-Road - If you would like to ride your electric bike in both urban and off-road conditions, you’ll need to make sure that it is compliant with the EAPC regulations and also equipped to deal with off road conditions. For example, you could choose an electric mountain bike such as the Life Cycle Mountain Sport which comes with a road legal throttle and zoom front fork suspension. However, an alternate choice could be the Life Cycle Strada GT; a very fast road legal electric bicycle with an effortless range of over 80 miles. However, the Strada GT also provides the rider with a speedy and comfortable ride thanks to the improved strength and rigidity of the bicycle caused by the hydro-forming technology used in the design process.

Speedy Electric Bikes For Commuting &Leisure

Visit Electric Bike World Today If you’re searching for an electric bike with serious speed, get in touch with a member of our team. Remember, our standard electric bikes will outperform all other road legal electric bikes in terms of speed, power, range, ease of use, backup and warranty. However, if you want to go even faster, our team of experts will be happy to provide you with a bespoke electric bike service. So if you need assistance with your purchase or if you would like some advice regarding which electric bike is best suited to your needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of staff. As one of the oldest established solely electric bike shops in the UK, you can trust our team’s expert advice. If you would like to speak to a member of staff, please call 02380 236 540. Our lines are open 9.00 – 5.00 Monday to Saturday. Alternatively, if you would prefer to ask your questions to our team in person, please visit us at our Hampshire eBike shop. Our address is 54 Bedford place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2DT.

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