We think the number of bicycle baskets per 100 riders is a good indicator of how far cycling has evolved in any given area. The fact they’re used on town bikes by people running errands demonstrates cycling as 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 its distinctive milk bottle motif incorporated into its design make it a charming addition to any bike. The basket allows you to shop and then carry your shopping straight to your bike – doing away with the need for plastic bags.
Win a Basil bike basket
We have a black Basil bike basket worth £22 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.
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 provider.