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Pedal Cycles (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Order 2021

Made                                                                                                       28th April 2021

Coming into force                                                                                  5th May 2021

THE MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE makes this Order under Articles 3, 80 and 84 of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956[1] –

1        Interpretation

This Order amends the Pedal Cycles (Jersey) Order 1998[2].

2        Article 1 (interpretation) amended

In Article 1 –

(a)     the existing text is numbered paragraph (1);

(b)     the definition “1981 British Standard” is deleted;

(c)     after the definition “1987 British Standard” there is inserted –

“ “2014 BS EN Standard” means the specification for city and trekking, young adult, mountain and racing bicycles published by the British Standards Institution under the reference BS EN ISO 4210-2-2014;”;

(d)     after the definition “continuous rated output” there is inserted –

“ “EEA State” means a member State of the European Union and any other state that is a party to the agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992 when read with any Protocol adjusting that agreement;”;

(e)     after the definition “Law” there is inserted –

“ “maximum continuous rated power” has the meaning in Article 2(3);”;

(f)      after the definition “nominal voltage” there is inserted –

“ “Regulation (EU) 168/2013” means Regulation (EU) No 168/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2013 on the approval and market surveillance of two-or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles (OJ L 060, 2.3.2013, p.52) as amended from time to time;”;

(g)     after paragraph (1) there is inserted –

“(2)    Any requirement in this Order for a pedal cycle to comply with a specified standard is satisfied by any of the following provided that it is no lower than the specified standard –

(a)     a relevant standard or code of practice of a national standards body or equivalent body of the United Kingdom or any EEA State;

(b)     a relevant international standard recognised for use as a standard in the United Kingdom or any EEA State;

(c)     a relevant technical specification recognised for use as a standard by a public authority of the United Kingdom or of any EEA State;

(d)     a relevant standard, code of practice or technical specification that is equivalent to a standard, code of practice or technical specification referred to in any of paragraph (a) to (c) in use in another country or territory.”.

3        Article 2 (electrically assisted pedal cycles) substitute

For Article 2 there is substituted –

“2      Electrically assisted pedal cycles

“(1)    The class of electrically assisted pedal cycles prescribed for the purposes of Article 3 of the Law consists of bicycles and tricycles which comply with the requirements of paragraph (2).

(2)     Those requirements are that each vehicle must –

(a)     be fitted with pedals by means of which it is capable of being propelled; and

(b)     be fitted with no motor other than an electric motor which –

(i)      has a maximum continuous rated power which does not exceed 250 watts, and

(ii)      cannot propel the vehicle when it is travelling at more than 15.5 miles per hour.

(3)     In this Order, “maximum continuous rated power” has the same meaning as in Regulation (EU) 168/2013 and may be determined in accordance with any of the following provided the manner of determination is equivalent to that provided for in Regulation (EU) 168/2013 –

(a)     a relevant standard or code of practice of a national standards body or equivalent body of the United Kingdom or any EEA State;

(b)     a relevant international standard recognised for use as a standard in the United Kingdom or any EEA State;

(c)     a relevant technical specification recognised for use as a standard by a public authority of the United Kingdom or of any EEA State;

(d)     a relevant standard, code of practice or technical specification that is equivalent to a standard, code of practice or technical specification referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (c) in use in another country or territory.”.

4        Article 3 (requirements applicable to electrically assisted pedal cycles) amended

In Article 3, for paragraphs (1) and (2) there is substituted –

“(1)    A person must not ride or cause or permit to be ridden, on a road or cycle track, an electrically assisted pedal cycle unless –

(a)     it is –

(i)      fitted with a plate securely fixed in a conspicuous and readily accessible position showing –

(A)    the name of the manufacturer of the vehicle,

(B)     the nominal voltage, and

(C)     the continuous rated output, or

(ii)      visibly and durably marked with –

(A)    the name of the manufacturer of the vehicle,

(B)     the maximum speed at which the motor can propel the vehicle specified in miles per hour or kilometres per hour, and

(C)     the maximum continuous rated power of the motor of the vehicle specified in watts or kilowatts;

(b)     it is fitted with braking systems which are so designed and constructed that –

(i)      in the case of a bicycle, they comply with the standards for braking systems specified in paragraph 4.6.8 of the 2014 BS EN Standard, or

(ii)      in the case of a tricycle, they comply with standards no lower than the standards applicable to bicycles referred to in clause (i);

(c)     it is fitted with a battery which does not leak so as to be a source of danger; and

(d)     it is fitted with a device biased to the off position which allows power to come from the motor only when the device is operated so as to achieve that result.

(2)     A person must not ride, or cause or permit to be ridden, on a road or cycle track an electrically assisted pedal cycle unless the parts mentioned in the following are in efficient working order –

(a)     Article 2(2)(a) and (b); and

(b)     paragraph (1)(b), (c) and (d) of this Article.”.

5        Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Pedal Cycles (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Order 2021 and comes into force 7 days after the day it is made.

Deputy K.C. Lewis of St. Saviour

Minister for Infrastructure




[1]                                     chapter 25.550

[2]                                     chapter 25.550.18


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