We help out a charity bike ride up the Lea Valley for Burundi street kidsMr Jones, our wonderful mechanic, services a customer's Long BakfietsOur Easter Bunny ride with Family Cycling Hackney raised over £80 for charity Wheels for WellbeingHiba from 6Spice tries out our Short Bakfiets in jazzy redMore family fun with Family Cycling Hackney!

First family bike ride

Well it started to chuck it down with rain about 30 minutes before the ride was due to start! So unsurprisingly we had just two people turn up - thanks Alan and Jenny!

We had a chat about the Yuba Mundo cargo bike on show and Alan and Jenny admired it and asked a few searching questions about its capabilities. They seemed impressed with the answers, so please do come along to our next ride, even if you don’t want to come on the ride I’ll be there 15 minutes before the ride sets off, so there is time to chat and try out a cargo bike for yourself.


The Yuba hits the sales!

Yes, Richard and I found ourselves at the John Lewis sales by mistake. Our ironing board had mysteriously collapsed into pieces, and, feeling the need for some laundry purchases and a new printer, we ended up at the John Lewis Oxford Street collection point scratching our heads as we tried to convince ourselves that our trusty Yuba Mundo would definitely, yes definitely take the whole load.... somehow.

Family bike rides start in Hackney, 5th July 2011

We’ve now run our first ride as one of two preliminary rides to the funded CCFL rides. (Preliminaries..? It’s starting to sound a bit like the Tour de France, isn’t it? But it isn’t anything like that, don’t worry.) Gentle, easy rides in parks, on cycle tracks and very quiet roads, all aimed at families and anyone wanting to try out riding a cargo bike are running weekly all summer.

And we’re off! Carry Me Cargo Bikes receives its first grant funding

A great big “thank you” to the Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFL) for granting Carry Me Cargo Bikes our first funding. We have £5,000 to support a range of activities over the summer and autumn 2011 including weekly family bike rides in Hackney where the funding allows us to buy in ‘demonstration’ cargo bikes for people to have a go and see what they’re like.

We’ll also be at community fairs and events at weekends, with the funds contributing towards starting this website and the production of postcards to help spread the word.