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Winter warmer: An e-bike trailer that serves a hot brew on the go

What better e-bike accessory at this time of year than a trailer that doesn’t just carry your stuff, but makes a fresh brew on the go? The towing ability of e-bikes inspired us to equip a trailer with a gas hob, fridge and a small kitchen sink. And on top of that, the steampunk-styled aluminium trailer boasts 100 litres of storage…

If an Englishman’s home is his castle, what does that make his car?

There’s a widespread delusion that cars occupy pockets of private land – like an automotive foreign embassy. And it’s one of the reasons UK roads feel so inhospitable. The enduring road tax fallacy doesn’t help. ‘Road tax’ was abolished in 1937 and yet, almost 90 years later, many motorists continue to feel a sense of moral ownership over the roads…

Cycling suffrage: How bicycles can continue to liberate us in 2024

What would American social reformer Susan B. Anthony have said about the gender imbalance in cycling today, over a century after she famously remarked that the bicycle did “more to emancipate women than anything else in the world”? It’s highly likely the famous women’s rights campaigner, who played a pivotal role in the suffrage movement, would be appalled by the…

Latest e-cargo bikes are battery powered van beaters

The e-cargo bike grant scheme may now have closed, but the market for delivery e-bikes goes from strength to strength. It’s an exciting time for cargo e-bikes and trikes. As businesses begin to recognise the benefits of making local deliveries by cargo bike – not to mention families using them for the school run – manufacturers are responding with a…

David vs Goliath: Could e-bikes defeat the urban car?

As the auto industry weans itself off fossil fuels and seeks reinvention via electrification and driverless tech, might the car lose its personal mobility crown to the humble e-bike? E-bikes might be cheaper to buy, run, park, insure and maintain than cars, but their widespread uptake faces an uphill battle that even the most powerful electric motor would struggle to…