Dan Cook, Leadership and Off-Road Technical Lead at British Cycling
“We’re incredibly excited by the potential impact of E-MTB on cycling participation and outdoor access more widely, and this timely new research will enable us both to capitalise on those opportunities and prepare us for any challenges we may encounter along the way.
“The volume of e-bike and E-MTB riders is significant and growing fast, and they are a real lifeline for those who might not be able to ride otherwise. Like our partners we are keen to understand how we can use this appeal to engage an even wider audience, including those who are currently inactive.
“We will look to use the outcomes of this study as a platform for sustainable growth, better supporting E-MTB riders in terms of trail infrastructure, responsible access and understanding the legalities of motor modifications. We hope that by working together to manage increasing levels of access we can help to mitigate the impacts on fragile environments and rider safety.”