In the whirlwind of parenting, with busy days and never-ending to-do lists, finding convenience and simplicity in everyday tasks is unheard of! However, there is a way that not only makes travel easier but also adds a sense of adventure to family life: say hello to the family Cargo Bike.

You may not have considered it before, but the family cargo bike offers surprising family benefits to make it worthwhile. If you want a first hand account, take a read of Rowena Mason’s article sharing her experience who returned to cycling because she wanted to take her children to school and nursery without the horrible sense of guilt from dropping them off in the car, complaints about walking or the juggle of pushchair and public transport at rush-hour. In short, here’s why:

Comfort and Safety: Designed with features like side rails for kids to hold onto, footplates, and compatibility with child seats, family cargo bikes prioritise comfort and safety. They also include extra padding for snoozes and rain covers for weather protection. Extra stability comes from a 2 or 3 wheel option and a sturdy stand when securing your special cargo.

Versatile: Equipped with spacious, customisable storage compartments, accommodating everything from nappy bags and school backpacks to furry companions and weekly groceries. With options for child seats, pet carriers, and cargo racks, you can tailor your cargo bike to suit your family’s needs.

Convenience: No more traffic jams or worrying about being late for nursery school pick-ups or appointments. With cargo bikes, you can easily pull over for emergency stops or snack breaks without hassle.

Family Time: Popping your kids on a bike rather than in a car offers a chance to share experiences and quality time while building lasting memories. Kids can enjoy the outdoors and take in the elements along the route.

But the benefits don’t stop there. By choosing pedal power over fuel-hungry vehicles, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, greener environment. Plus, cycling naturally incorporates physical activity into your day, keeping you active and healthy while setting a positive example for your children.

Choosing the right cargo bike is a big decision with lots of questions, like how to choose the right bike and what size to get. Cycle Sprog offer great advice to help you choose the best cargo bike. If you are local to Cambridge, at Outspoken Cycles we highly recommend booking a test ride first so you can take all the time you need to ask questions, try out different bikes and find the perfect solution for your needs. 

To find out more information or to book a test ride, drop us an email: team@outspokencycles.co.uk, call us on 01223 789606 or book directly via the link below.