Cycling from A to B in London can be so easy and that doesn’t have to stop even with the kids in tow. So, why not give a cargo bike a try? 🚲
All about cargo bikes
Cargo bikes have been around for quite a while now – as early as 1885, in fact! Whilst they might not be a common sight here in the UK just yet, they‘re a fantastic way to transport you, your kids and your shopping! 👨👩👧👧
The bikes are really easy to ride and their size means you can’t go too fast. Plus, you’ll have a good road presence so cars can give you enough space. 🚙
They also have plenty of storage underneath the seat which is great for keeping helmets in, packing a picnic or for shopping. 👍
Types of cargo bikes
🚲 Two wheeled: With just a single wheel at the front and back, these cargo bikes provide steering similar to that of a standard cycle.
🚲 Three wheeled: Two wheels at the front, either side of the cargo, and one at the back. This bike is more stable when you travel slowly but makes cornering and sharp movements a little trickier.
Some cargo bikes are electronic so give you some help when pedalling to make your journey easier. 🙌
Hiring or buying a cargo bike
It goes without saying that cargo bikes are much larger and heavier than the cycles most of us are used to, so hiring one to begin with is a great idea. 💡
They’re also a big investment (from £400), so it’s worth testing a few out to make sure it’s right for you! 💰 You can hire cargo bikes from 👉 London Green Cycles.
Top tip – get started by riding the cargo bike around the block a few times and try out a few trips that you could use the bike for regularly. Also, get the family involved – kids will love seeing London in a whole new way! 🔎
Let us know about your cargo bike journeys – share your stories in the comments! 👇