More people would e-bike commute if Cycle to Work cap was raised, survey shows

A fifth of workers would invest in an e-bike and almost half of regular riders would make the switch to battery power

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A survey has shown that more British workers would use e-bikes to get to work, if the Cycle to Work scheme cap of £1000 was raised.

A fifth of respondents said they'd be more likely to buy an e-bike if the cap was upped, and 47 per cent of those who cycle at least once a week said they'd swap over to battery power.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.