As the UK’s lockdown love affair with the bicycle begins to slow and people have been returning to their cars to commute, the Bicycle Association are urging the government to do more to make the public realise that e-bikes are an alternative. As the boom in bike sales during the lockdown had a limited effect on more expensive bikes – e-bikes included – the BA say that the government should consider subsidies in the form of discounts, including e-bikes in car scrappage schemes and slashing VAT on bike products.