Sandy Stretch have put together a nice list of longtail cargo bike manufacturers with relevant links. Rather than just put this link in my favourites, I thought I’d stick it on the blog so that you too can have a look. Very good indeed and here it is >>
The BBC website reports on the increasing trend for cyclists to wear headcams just in case they get into bother with their four-wheeled friends on the road. Interesting bit of footage on the video which will look all too familiar to many of us road tax dodgers…
Interesting article from the Guardian on the rise in popularity of cargo bikes. At the time of writing (01/02/11), I reckon we’ve got somewhere in the region of 20+ cargo bikes regularly on the streets of Brighton. These include a Christiana trike, 6 or 7 Xtracycles, a Gazelle, a Nihola, a Big Dummy and a couple of Kona Utes. Plus, there are an increasing number of trailers out and about. Only the Ute, the Bakfiets and the Gazelle, plus a variety of trailers are stocked locally in the Brighton bike shops.
Just read this article about Jose Alano who built a solar water heater from recycled plastic bottles and other reclaimed materials. A not-for-profit project, this simple idea has helped many communities to save money and re-use waste materials.
Once again it’s Burt, the wire-haired dachshund from Brighton taking the lead on sustainable transport. And once again he’s on an xtracycle riding down the seafront. This one’s a bit longer than the one below and it’s in black and white, but hope you like it anyway…
A nice piece here on recycling bikes and the various creative outlets for people with a bit of vision and determination. I particularly liked the horse (above), but whether you’re looking to build a fence, make a clock, a chandalier or a belt for your pants, it’s all here>>
We bought the Bullitt TNT earlier this year and have used it regularly on our rounds. A real eye-catcher, this machine is also excellent to ride. Here’s a bit of footage of Tim, one of our riders, moving at a leisurely pace in Brighton. Full review of the bike to follow at some point soon….