British summer weather is so capricious, it pays to be ready to picnic at a moment’s notice. And what better way to enjoy impromptu al fresco dining than by bicycle?
This retro style bicycle pannier from Goodordering boasts 18.5 litres of insulated picnic storage, a padded internal laptop compartment and a sling to carry it on your shoulder.
Jacqui Ma started her firm Goodordering to design a range of bags for urban cycling families and continues to run things from a flat on top of a bike shop in Hackney, East London. Her range of bags includes cycling bags, nappy change bags and toddler bags as well as school bags.
The first range was inspired by Japanese school bags and 80s retro travel bags. 70s and 80s references also give the bags a touch of nostalgia. The bags all have multiple pockets, extra padded straps and are water-resistant and hardwearing.
In case you’re wondering where the brand name comes from, Jacqui explains that ‘good ordering’ derives from the joy and satisfaction of ordering well at a restaurant. “Our family often went out for meals together and after a very satisfying meal, we would all call out ‘Good ordering!’ to mum.”
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Please note the clips that attach this bag to your pannier rack ideally suit 8mm tubes. The clips do not fit the wider tubes as normally found on the more retro style pannier racks. Waterproof fabric with padded internal laptop compartment. Distance between attachment hooks: from centre to centre 22 cm.
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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 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 provider.