'Carry Me Bikes' in Hackney wants to make using cargo bikes an everyday activity
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 3:20pm 21 October 2011
- Posted in: News and blogs, Hackney
- Tagged with: mabley green, community cycling, cargo bikes
- Boroughs: Hackney
Last weekend, a new Yuba cargo bike was seen out and about in Hackney, carrying gardening equipment tools for a local environmental group.
The super-strength two-wheeler helped Sue (photo below) from the Friends of Homerton Station carry tools, so they could carry out wildflower seed planting at Mabley Green.
The bike was lent to them by Carry Me Bikes, a new social enterprise set up with a Community Cycling Fund for London grant.
Carry Me Bikes founder Alix Stredwick (top photo) said, "Cargo bikes can help reduce dependency on motorised transport.
"We want to make carrying loads by bike an everyday activity, like it is in many countries such as the Netherlands and Denmark."
"We want to promote the practical, economic, environmental and health benefits cargo bikes to families, businesses and community groups in Hackney and beyond."