Cargo bikes: The urban jack of all trades

komodo cargo e-bike

It’s an exciting time for cargo e-bikes and trikes. As an increasing number of businesses recognise the benefits of making their local deliveries by cargo bike – not to mention families using them for the school run – manufacturers are responding with a range of innovative designs.

The Komodo is a UK designed and built cargo e-trike boasting a 600-litre capacity, 150kg payload and 80km range. However it’s the distinctive design that catches the eye.

komodo cargo bike

Taking inspiration from the automotive industry, the trike is fabricated from a single shell frame – a method of construction that increases  strength, reliability and payload without compromising handling.

The Komodo cargo bike features a high-torque R20 NEO motor with reverse and start assist to make urban deliveries in congested streets a breeze.

Electric cargo bikes on a budget

French sporting goods giant Decathlon may have shaken up the e-cargo bike market with its £3,500 D500, but there’s a homegrown alternative snapping at its heels.

The mycycle cargo bike starts at £1,999 for the entry level model, which boasts a range of 60km. To the basic specification you can add an impressive array of optional accessories as well as a battery upgrade that doubles the distance you can travel with power assist.

Mycycle cargo e-bike

mycycle cargo bike is designed to carry passengers

Although it’s easy for a highly-specced mycycle cargo bike to come in at over £3,000, it costs less than the equivalent bike from Decathlon and the low entry price will be attractive to many.

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Cargo bike insurance

Cargo bikes offer a clean, quiet and cost effective way to carry stuff that’s too bulky for a conventional bicycle. However, the fact they’re bigger and heavier can make a breakdown troublesome. Even the shortest journey comes to an abrupt halt in the event of a flat tyre, broken chain or buckled wheel and carrying kids or cargo adds an unwelcome dimension to being stuck.

Insure your cargo bike with us and top of a list of great benefits, you’ll get the peace of mind offered by our  Cycle Rescue  – the first breakdown cover policy for bicycles and one that covers cargo bikes recumbents and tandems.

If you suffer a breakdown  (including punctures) while out cycling, or are unable to continue due to an injury, our 24-hour Cycle Rescue team is on hand to arrange transport for you and your cycle to a safe location.

Every insurance policy includes the following as standard:

  • Theft, accidental damage & vandalism
  • Cycle Rescue
  • No devaluation of your bike over time
  • £2m third party PLUS £20,000 personal accident cover
  • Shed and garage storage
  • Low standard excess of 5% (£50 minimum)
  • You and your family on your bike

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The ethical choice

The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. Over 30 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance , breakdown cover  and mobility scooter insurance while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.

The Good Shopping Guide judges us to be the UK’s most ethical provider.


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