I tried an e-cargo bike - but traffic drove me off the road and onto a cheap hybrid

This is not to say that ‘e-cargo bikes are bad’. But, an e-cargo bike was bad for our situation

michelle with ecargo and hybrid
(Image credit: Future)

When an electric cargo bike arrived at our house, I was beside myself with excitement. This bike - in my mind - would transport us to an entirely new way of life. Car dependency would be a thing of the past, our nursery commutes would become ‘magic moments’, the hellish weekly grocery haul exchanged for daily farm shop rituals. 

Perhaps, my expectations were too high.

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