Like all the best ideas, carryyygum is simple. A variation of the humble bungee cord, the device straps to three points on your bicycle’s handlebars or frame to safely secure smaller items like clothes, books, a newspaper, handbag, parcel, lunchbox etc.
Win yourself a carryyygum
We have an orange carryyygum to give away. Simply leave a comment at the bottom of the page and let us know what you’d use it to carry.
Why such a carry on about panniers?
British cyclists seem reluctant to fit mudguards, let alone panniers, so imaginative answers to the challenge of how to carry stuff by bike are to be welcomed.
For example, the Packtasche is a set of reusable panniers made from cardboard designed to be offered by supermarkets to their cycling customers. German designers Philipp Moherndl and Matthias Lechner claim the panniers can safely carry 12 kg of shopping and can be used numerous times before they are recycled.
Ethical cycle insurance
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, they 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 judges us to be Britain’s most ethical insurance company.