It feels like you’re constantly on the move. Whether you’re carting the kids around on the school run, buying groceries to feed your family for the week, or transporting the tools of your trade back and forth between jobs, it’s very easy to reach for the car keys out of habit.
Yet you’re also stuck in traffic, or struggling to find a parking space. You’re regularly reminded that our climate is changing, that we’re driving too much, and you’re encouraged to use active travel as an alternative. You know there are plenty of arguments in favour of getting around by bike these days, but the practicality of it can feel like a barrier. While you may want to do more by bike, you’ve got things to carry, so how can that really work?
Ditch the car for shorter trips
That’s where a cargo bike like the Raleigh Stride comes in. Designed to be practical and sturdy, it lends itself well to almost everything your family needs. Doing the school run by bike not only allows you to explore the traffic-free routes around your neighbourhood, but it’s fun for the kids too. You can deviate from the main roads, cut through the park, get some fresh air and reconnect with nature.
The large cargo space can carry up to 80kg and is generous enough in size to fit two children, plus the weekly shop. It’s compatible with Raleigh’s Stride Toddler Bike Seat too, so your littlest one can be perfectly safe, and you can also get a rain cover for when the British weather strikes.
With a 500Wh Bosch battery and the capability of travelling up to 40 miles on a single charge, you can make multiple short journeys throughout the week on the Raleigh Stride, while still having plenty left in the tank. That means in addition to the school run and shopping for groceries, there are plenty of other jobs it can help you do, whether that’s running small errands or visiting your allotment, to bigger things like taking your musical instrument to band practice, carrying the tools of your trade, or even cycling your BMX to the pump track. The possibilities are endless.
Pedal away the stress of rush hour
There are many reasons to take up more cycling, even swapping out your car (or second car) for a cargo bike. In the UK alone, over the past 50 years the number of households with two cars has increased by 25 per cent, and that number is likely to keep growing. On top of that, 55 per cent of British journeys under five miles are made by car or van. With more motor…
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