Wed 15 Aug 2018
This Dutch-built cargo bike is perfect for the school run and any number of other tasks
‘Defiantly good quality’: the Babboe Big.
Babboe Big cargo bike
Price £1,350, babboe.co.uk
It’s early to be thinking about the school run, but there is an order time of 4-5 weeks on these cargo bikes. Designed and built in the Netherlands, Babboe began in 2005 when a group of parents started looking for a well-made and well-priced cargo bike to ferry their kids to school. Guess what? They couldn’t find one. They got in touch with a local engineering firm and two years later the Babboe Big was born. Of course, £1,350 may not sound that affordable to you, but it is defiantly good quality.
It’s a robust three-wheel trike frame, the rider (parent) sits behind with the cargo (precious) up front where you can keep an eye on things. You can transport up to four kids on two neat benches, but the seats are foldable so you can then head to the shops after you’ve dropped off the pupils and load up with groceries.
Babboe offers a whole range of different cargo bikes, for different jobs – prams, dogs, goods can all be catered for and there’s an e-bike option, too. Increasingly, delivery firms are turning to cargo bikes for inner-city jobs. Research shows a cargo bike can make up to 50% more drops per hour than a van. They’re good for you, and the city…