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I have lost the drive when i pedal.

My pedals turn as normal but i seem to have snapped something inside the axle? which connects the pedals. or something regarding the drive cogs.
sorry if i not using the correct language but i am not sure what these parts are called.

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Hi! No worries about the lingo!
What you are referring to is the free-wheel hub.  This is the rear hub which allows you to have load when you pedal forward, and then move freely when you pedal backwards.
I had a similar experience with a trike and what was needed was to pull the inside of the hub and replace a small spring that looked kind-a like a safety pin.  This is what makes the clicking noise when you pedal backwards or move the bike forward without pedaling.
Not all repair shops are willing to make this repair, and to be honest, I ended up having to go back several times to get the same part repaired, until I gave up and purchased a new hub. If you like to bike a lot and go far, this would be the best course of action.
Good luck!

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