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 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 of the 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. Which is why 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 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 journeys – share your stories in the comments! 👇