A Cargo Crisis

UPDATE: Since I wrote this post, Babboe have issued a safety warning. Please do read this if you are considering buying a Babboe, especially if you are buying secondhand. I wrote a review of my Babboe City-E cargo bike last September after using it for Read More …

“Cyclists Just Annoy Me”

I had a conversation in the playground this week which was depressing, educational, annoying, bewildering and frustrating all at once. I learned a lot about how some drivers think. But I have no idea what to do with what I learned. I was chatting with Read More …

When is a Cycle Route Not a Cycle Route?

This week was ‘The Big Pedal‘ My children’s school – along with the rest of the country – were encouraging pupils to cycle or scoot to school. Not really a problem for us since we travel by cargo bike anyway. I do worry though that Read More …

The Inequalities of Winter

I cycle all year round, whatever the weather. Winter cycling is not for everyone – it’s cold, frequently dark and occasionally icy. But for me, cycling is still the best way to get to where I need to be. This winter I invested in some Read More …

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 …

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 …

On Your Bikes Ladies!

Why don’t more women cycle? Why is cycling still so male dominated? What can we do to get more women on bikes? These are questions that many people ask. They are questions I have asked myself on a number of levels. When I used to Read More …

My Child My Self

Babies don’t see any separation between themselves and their primary caregiver. They view mummy (or whoever their primary caregiver is) as a part of themselves. Research suggests that this phase ends at around seven months. More details here. Sometimes I wonder how this separation and Read More …