If we share our space with motor vehicles well on the roads all works out pretty well the majority of the time… What about the active travel route though? Offroad!
Recently after a day of deliveries one of our riders was caught with only 20% battery so efficient use of the power left would make for a more fun journey home (it is still possible to pedal a cargo bike with load without the battery it’s just not as much fun). Staying as high as possible is the key, that means using roads and bridleways between hills which normally you wouldn’t use so some good local knowledge always comes in handy.
In this particular mission, it was to traverse across from high in Macclesfield to high in Bollington making the return trip mainly downhill and flat(ish).
At the start of the bridleway it was unsure whether the cargo bike would make it through, and a quick check with walkers and cyclists nearby confirmed it should be ok, “No styles and gates down there mate!”
At the other end of the bridleway and seeing the cargo bike gliding down the track comfortably the onlookers couldn’t quite believe it, “Did you mean to come down here?”