Cargo bikes are not just for flatlands and couriers

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cargo bikes at the ready for the cargo bike races in Brussels during Mobility Week

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – My first outing to a cargo bike race. Too much fun!

“There are a lot of cargo bikes today, but many of them are from Ghent or Kortryk. It is a little easier to ride cargo bikes out there. Or in Berlin. Or London. All of them are flatlands. Not so Continue reading

Scandinavia leads the way with elegant cargo bikes

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Light Omnium cargo bike from Denmark used by Hush Rush in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Superlight cargo bikes are creating a new interest. And Denmark is leading the way.

“It’s an Omnium cargo bike. The Danish make it.  Its nice because the design is from a racing bike. It is really light, and it is really fast. We can carry about 50kgs and it can turn around very quickly. The bike belongs to my company, Hush Rush Messengers, so it is my work bike. I’ve been a messenger for a year or two now. I had lots of free time and have lots of bikes and I got to Brussles without a lot of money and I wanted a job that would make me happy. Works starts around 9.30 and can stop and 14:30 or 18:30. There are extreme times and calm times.” Continue reading