Ever since seeing Lianne of The Pippa and Ike Show flying down the Gloucester Road on her fabulous Dutch Cargobike I have been intrigued by them. With the rising cost of petrol I’m looking for ways to ditch the car permanently.
The Cargobike seems to be a perfect solution: a bike which has enough space to transport your weekly shop or your children (perhaps even both!). They come in various sizes and with a range of extras including rain tent and can even be electrically assisted (for an extra Â£999). I like that the children are up high and have proper harnesses. I’m less sure about my ability to pedal it around empty let alone loaded up. Lianne manages it on the hills of Bristol and it is definitely a way to get some decent exercise regularly.
Prices are from Â£1,660 which is probably the cost of a small old car without the maintenance and petrol costs.