Independent publishing house Urban Studies based in Tower Hamlets focuses on the problems that arise from urbanistation. The company trialled an electric cargo bike for a day and loved it.
'We tested the Douze Electric cargo bike from Propeller Electric Bikes with help from James. It was an excellent experience. We were able to transport significant weight across various London terrains and morphologies with ease. Great steering through smaller streets around St Pauls and Soho too. ...we can see how useful and wonderful electric cargo bikes are in getting things done effectively and efficiently in dense urban centres like the parts of London we live and work in. We need to deliver books to bookshops and take equipment such as projectors to our events.' Trenton Oldfield, Urban Studies
The company loved their experience so much they intend to apply for a ZEN grant to help purchase their own electric cargo bike.
'Was easy to organise and you can get a real sense of the value of the bicycles – “try before you buy!”'
Trenton and his wife as resident members requested to take part in a resident express Fix Your Bike course. At two hours long the express course is half the length of our regular course and helps people get to grips with the basics of bike maintenance. Expert mechanic Patrick travels to your home or nearby park and gives you a hands on experience, teaching you the essential skills required to look after your own bike.
"We learnt lots from Patrick; from replacing an inner tube the quickest way, to ensuring the best location for brake pads and how to adjust them."