CarryMe Bikes works with others to run projects and find other ways of showing people how to carry freight or families by bike. We put some of our profits from sales, hires and events back into our community projects.
The projects are:
And to complement those, in 2018 we gained funding for the Mobile Library project, taking family cycling kit to other places!
And in 2019 we have the Baby Biking project in Waltham Forest, running throughout the Summer. We're holding four sessions in Leytonstone, all split into two. The first part is a Masterclass in 'how to take your kids by bike', and the second part is a lending Library of family cycling kit - just like how we do it in our other Library projects. It's funded by London Borough of Waltham Forest and they'll be held during the week three of June, July, August and September 2019. Email us to be put on our list for updates!
These are just some of the people we've worked with:
- We've worked with Sustrans www.sustrans.org.uk/ Outspoken Delivery www.outspokendelivery.co.uk/ and the EU Cyclelogistics project www.cyclelogistics.eu/ to deliver a series of workshops for local businesses. www.carryme.org.uk/news/free-cargo-bike-try-out-sessions-businesses-east-london
- Local Councils on demo projects and events: in Tower Hamlets we looked at whether Meals on Wheels cold be delivered by cargobike; we ran a project with Redbridge Council using a pool of cargobikes for use by Council departments and local organisations; Enfield, Croydon and Waltham Forest amongst others have hired our Events Service.
- When Meaghan McClure was a student at Goldsmiths, University of London she trialled a cargobike sharing system, amongst other cycling activities she set up. We provided the cargobikes and the advice.
- Social enterprise Get More Bikes was just one community company that has used our cargo bikes at several events. They found them so useful that they bought one.
- The Tower Hamlets Wheelers have used our bikes on their famous Glamour Ride - yes you can definitely ride a cargo bikes in heels and a dress!
- The University of East London ran a student intern position during summer 2011 to look into the potential for cargo bikes in Hackney, one of the places in the UK most popular for ‘everyday cycling’: the cycling to work stats for Hackney are now over 14% according to the 2011 Cencus compared with the London average of 2%. Carry Me Bikes helped out student Eva Martinez to talk with local people at schools, nurseries and bike shops about cargo bikes.