Big shout out to those of you who came down to the inaugural London Cargo Bike Championships in Finsbury Park this Sunday. Under a blistering sun, we had messengers taking on families with a mixture of Omniums, Bakfiets, Bullitts and other two and three wheeled beasts of burden.
It was great to see Mums and Dads with their grinning sons and daughters acting as copilots, providing a much needed reminder of the potential role that cargo bikes have in getting families out of their cars and out on their bikes.
When the dust settled, Kieron took top spot on an Omnium, followed by Charlie riding with Noah and Coco on a Bakfiets on the podium but all of the competitors and spectators were left with smile on their faces.
A big thanks to E5 Bakehouse, Clapton Craft Five Points Brewing Company and Bread by Bike for providing us with some great prizes. Watch this space as we’re hoping to have some video footage soon and look out for more fun next year as we look to bring more friendly competition to the cargo bike world.