On hearing that Haribo deliveries could be facing disruption, we were worried. Component delays are one thing, but you can grind along on that old and skipping chain for a while. Time riding without Haribo…an hour, max, surely?
In an effort to address this impending emergency, we’ve contacted Haribo HQ to offer our services:
We are an international mountain bike magazine and website based in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. As you may be aware, the smooth running of the mountain bike world depends on the availability of Haribo. Without Haribo, rides would be forced to stop at the top of the first hill, and everyone would have to go home early. There would be no friendly passing around of Tangfastics, nor pulling of sour-sweet faces, while taking in a particularly fine view. We would be forced to carry other forms of emergency food for when the going gets rough, and we all know that a handful of raisins is just not the same as a handful of Starmix.
We think we might be able to help you. We have calculated that our electric cargo bike could carry approximately 457 bags of 175g Tangfastics. We’re pretty sure that we can make the 40 mile journey to your factory to collect them – though perhaps we could have a top up to our battery and a tour of the factory before we set off back home to deliver these crucial supplies to the mountain bikers of the Calder Valley?
We think this could be an excellent solution to your current delivery challenges: environmentally friendly and taking your essential product to those who need it most.
In the event that our services are required, what sort of Haribo should we be prioritising for transport?