Winners of TfL's first 'Best Cargo Bike' competition announced


Transport for London (TfL) has held its first competition to find the best cargo bikes for business deliveries and family trips

The competition aims to raise the profile of cargo bikes as a sustainable travel option for businesses and families.

Awards were handed out in two categories and sixteen cargo bikes were put forward for judging by 10 manufacturers.

Eight judges - including London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner Will Norman and representatives from Sustrans - assessed each bike. Affordability, comfort, security, style, capacity and manoeuvrability were among the areas considered. Parents and children also assessed the bikes on a course at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Douze's G4e bike won the Best Cargo Bike - Business category. Judges were particularly impressed with the model's manoeuvrability and comfort and the bike also scored highly across the other judging criteria. Bicicapace Pelican and Harry Vs Larry Bullitt were also highly regarded in this category.

The Bakfiets Long won the Best Cargo Bike - Families category which assessed bikes which are suitable for carrying children. The bike scored highly for its affordability and judges were also impressed by the bike's ease of use. Bicicapace Justlong and Bakfiets Short were also highly regarded in this category.

The two winners will receive an official endorsement from TfL for their marketing purposes for 12 months.