Running the School-Run Gauntlet

I have been doing the ‘school-run’ by cargo bike for around four years now. Actually, it started as the playgroup run, then became the nursery run, then the playgroup and nursery run, then the school and nursery run. I am looking forward to next year Read More …

You Should Know That…

I had a confrontation with a taxi driver the other day. Those of you who regularly ride bikes may well think that this is nothing new. But it was.This was a confrontation that wasn’t a confrontation. I was cycling along a cycle route, back towards Read More …

Road Lice?

I missed Pedal on Parliament this year due to an unfortunate birthday party clash. Still, it is something I wholeheartedly support so when I saw an article on the BBC Facebook page, I read it. Then I read the comments below the article. This was Read More …

Surely That Is Dangerous?

A week ago there was a lot of snow and ice around where we live. This made transporting myself and my two children tricky, but we managed to continue the school run by cargo bike for the whole week. One morning I stopped to say Read More …

Life After Bakfiets

Towards the end of last year the time came for a change from the bakfiets for transporting my two children. It was time to assess the options for carrying children by bike. I first got a cargo bike back in 2014, when my children were Read More …

A law unto themselves?

I am not alone in being somewhat infuriated by the announcement of a review into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling. However, today I thought about it a bit more logically. Now I’m even more infuriated….because I find myself agreeing with Read More …

Risky Business

I am all for children taking risks. I think it is essential that all children grow up being encouraged to take risks. It is only through taking risks that they can learn how to manage risks. We all want to keep our children safe all Read More …

“That woman with the bike”

Pretty soon after I started using the cargo bike on a daily basis, I realised that I was no longer just ‘a cyclist’ to the people I came across. I became “that woman with the bike”. I know this because I have a friend who Read More …