Bag a Basil bicycle basket

Basil bicycle basket

We think the number of bicycle baskets per 100 riders is probably a good indicator of how far cycling has evolved in any given area. The fact they are used on town bikes by people running errands demonstrates cycling has become an unexceptional, inclusive and everyday activity – a world away from a sport. To promote this cycling utopia, we have a Basil wire basket to give away.

It’s little more than a simple wire basket with hoops allowing it to be hung on a luggage rack, but it’s pale green colour and distinctive milk bottle motif incorporated into its design make it a charming addition to any bike.

Win a Basil bicycle basket

We have a green Basil wire basket worth £25 to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave us a comment at the bottom of this page and let us know what you would carry in your basket. We’ll pick a winner next week.

Basil bicycle basket

Ethical cycle insurance

On the face of it, one cycle insurance policy is much like another, but the devil is the detail. Check your small print for so-called ‘new-for-old’ replacement. Many insurers use the term, but if your bicycle is more than a few years old, devalue it severely. This means you are left out of pocket when you come to replace it.

With ETA cycle insurance, however old the bike, if it’s stolen you get enough to buy a new model. Furthermore, every cycle insurance policy you buy from us helps support the work of the ETA Trust, our charity campaigning for a cleaner, safer transport future. No wonder The Good Shopping Guide has voted us Britain’s most ethical insurance company three years in a row.

 

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Comments

  1. Neil Woolford

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    I like Basil.

  2. Will Thornton

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    I carry my work bag with my laptop

  3. Jonathan Tier

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    My daughter would carry a picnic and a book. For myself, I cycle commute to work and it would be great for my steel toe-capped work boots!

  4. Kelly Olivares

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    I would carry my freshly picked veg from my allotment.

  5. Oliver Spall

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    I’d carry my cat!

  6. Frances Strickland

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    Not a very original answer, I’m afraid, as what else would anyone carry in their basket? Jelly.

  7. Victoria

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    I would carry my groceries and food/wine to bring to dinner parties (also it matches my bike’s colour perfectly!)

  8. Michael Joy

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    I’d carry my backpack in it

  9. Marianne

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    In the week I’d carry my hard-hat in it. At the weekend would be food shopping, picnics and recycling on its way to the local dump (always a few raised eyebrows when I turn up there on my bike).

  10. Wai

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    I’d carry my packed lunch

  11. Rhoda

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    My weekly shopping for sure!

  12. Barbara Disney

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    tubes of printing ink, paper and my very small printing press

  13. Helen Allen

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    Well my greyhound lurcher cross is far too big to get in it – so maybe his dog biscuits!

  14. Pat Hagen

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    I would carry my book

  15. Roger Munford

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    If there is only one going I will put all my eggs in it.

  16. Malcolm

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    Too much healthy stuff up there! Let’s test it’s beer carrying capacity 😊

  17. Julian Carter

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    I’d carry whatever took my fancy from the honesty box sellers of veg, fruit & plants in the surrounding villages, oh & my emergency tools & spares kit!

  18. Lianne

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    I would carry my children’s nursery bags as I cycle them to nursery pulling them in the trailer.

  19. Cleatclicker

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    definitely eggs – I will be putting all of them in it when shopping for the weekly groceries.

  20. Anne Damerell

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    Those milk bottle shapes are a bit silly. They make a wide gap and small stuff will fall out.

  21. Sue Whelan

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    A good idea – a basket (in) case extra capacity is required

  22. Phil

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    It’s not wireless?

  23. Peter Clark

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    Milk. Two teenage boys. I get through a lot of milk

  24. Cathy Carr

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    This would stop all my shopping bags getting stuck in my spokes + my jacket getting stuck in my spokes + everything else getting stuck in my spokes!!! + I’d be very grateful for that..

  25. James

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    Looks great for shopping I would love one

  26. Christopher

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    Ideal for that quick trip to the local shop

  27. Christopher

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    By my previous comment, I meant food, and occasionally beer.

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