From Enduro To E Cargo | A New Perspective on 2 Wheels

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Aran Francis is giving teenagers – and cyclists – a good name. What has this keen enduro rider learnt from riding for a cargo bike delivery service? This morning I…

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  • tthew
    Full Member

    But Aran, how does it perform on some sweet singletrack or an enduro line, because you’ve tried it yeah?

    brant
    Free Member

    Couldn’t have done our Hebtroco deliveries this week without Aran and his pedal powered assistance. Cheers!

    amandawishart
    Full Member

    They never lose their charm. I’ve been on the highest roads in the valley, during sideways hail, and been giggling at how content I am plodding along on a cargo bike. Great write-up, Aran!

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    More of this please…I look around my town and think ‘how straightforward to have this’….

    Is there a Stravaaaaa for e-delivery bikes KOM’s?

    tthew
    Full Member

    Is there a Stravaaaaa for e-delivery bikes KOM’s?

    There MIGHT be one around a certain North Wales power station called the Pashley Loadstar Stores Grand Prix, but it’s not exactly publicly accessible so the KoM will never get taken off me the current holder.

    hatter
    Full Member

    I already have a serious hankering for a Tern GSD and this isn’t helping.

    lister
    Full Member

    What bike is the one featured in the article please?

    amandawishart
    Full Member

    Riese & Müller Packster 80 Touring (Reviewed in issue 131)

    innit_gareth
    Free Member

    I already have a serious hankering for a Tern GSD and this isn’t helping.

    I’ve had one a few years now. Absolutely brilliant for karting me and the kids around. Use it on a daily basis at least once.

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Nice one Aran.
    Looks fun. Could I get an 8×4 sheet of ply on one? 🤔 😅

    Clover
    Full Member

    Great article Aran! We (Cargodale) will have ecargobikes to try on Todmorden market from 2pm if anyone wants a go. Pop in and say hi 🙂

    martymac
    Full Member

    I’m seriously considering an Ecargo bike when I retire.
    It’ll replace the car, and i can go as far as i like with doggo in it. Or camping.
    Shopping.
    Exercise, getting a 50kg bike out the shed will be a workout in its own right.

    brakestoomuch
    Full Member

    Nicely done, Aran. It’d be good to see more bikes and fewer vans round here, too.

    aranfrancis
    Full Member

    I am sure you could strap it on if you are tactical enough!

    aranfrancis
    Full Member

    @Matthew Hornby I haven’t tried it on anything gnarlier than a bridleway track, in fear of damaging it, but I did find that it gripped quite well today in the wet thanks I guess to it being so heavy.

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