Electric cargo bikes have been emerging more and more around London recently, and for good reason – they’re changing the way we approach our daily routines. From the school run to the weekly shop, it’s hard to deny the convenience and efficiency they offer. If you’re thinking about buying an E-Cargo bike or just want to find out what all the fuss is about, keep on reading!

Do The School Run Differently

Electric cargo bikes offer a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to jumping in the car. With the assistance of an electric motor, you can effortlessly transport your kids to school without breaking a sweat. No more searching for parking spots or worrying about fuel costs – just hop on and go. Plus, it’s a lot more fun for everyone and it's a great way to instil healthy habits and reduce your family's carbon footprint.

Weekly Shopping Simplified

Imagine your weekly grocery shopping without the hassle of navigating crowded car parks. These bikes come equipped with sturdy cargo compartments that can carry a surprising amount of shopping. Whether it's a few bags or a full week's worth of supplies, your electric cargo bike can handle it.

Eco-Friendly Alternative

By opting for an E-Cargo bike instead of a car, you're contributing to a greener planet. Not only will it help reduce your own carbon footprint, but you’ll also help alleviate traffic congestion in your community, making it a win-win for you and the environment.

Active Lifestyle

Incorporating an E-Cargo bike into your daily routine rather than hopping into a car will have a significant impact on your overall health and well-being. While these bikes offer electric assistance, you still get a good workout as you pedal along. It's a great way to incorporate physical activity into your day, helping you stay fit and healthy without even having to think about it.

E-Cargo bikes are revolutionising the way we approach our daily routines. They offer convenience, reduce our carbon footprint, and promote a healthier lifestyle. Whether you're simplifying the school run or making your weekly shopping trips eco-friendly, an E-Cargo bike can be a valuable addition to your daily life.


Our Top Picks

Not every E-Cargo bike is made equal. Whether you’re planning to transport friends and family or fruit and veg aboard your E-Cargo bike, different models will suit your needs. Here are a few of our favourites:


Benno Boost

Benno are known for their radical designs, and the Boost certainly doesn’t adhere to the traditional parameters of bike design either. With a longer wheelbase, mounting options throughout, 85Nm of torque and dual-battery capacity, the Boost is geared towards heavier and oversized loads. Capable of carrying up to 200kg total weight (incl. 20kg on the front tray, 60kg on the rear rack), when it comes to versatile workhorses, it doesn’t get much better – whether it’s for all-day delivery shifts, multi-day touring or outings with the family, the Benno Boost is ideal for a wide range of two-wheeled travels.

Trek Fetch+ 2

Equally unique, the Trek Fetch+ 2 is a compact electric cargo bike that packs a punch, and is super fun to ride. You can easily carry up to 80 kg of cargo, thanks to the powerful boost of the Bosch smart system offering 250W of assistance and 85Nm torque, as well as best-in-class handling and stability. This bike is designed with family and errands in mind, offering multiple configuration options to best suit your needs as they shift and change over time. Deck it out with the family pack kit, pannier kits and child seat adapters, and you’ve got yourself a more than worthy car replacement.

Trek Fetch+ 4

The Fetch+ 4 is the ultimate car-replacement bike. Boasting a front-loading bucket design, this workhorse is capable of transporting up to five children and the kitchen sink, with a total weight capacity of up to 250kg. Equipped with two comfortable child seats integrated into the bucket, add-ons such as an optional rain cover and a rear rack make the Fetch+ 4 ideal for all kinds of errands, year-round. Complete with Bosch’s drive system (with up to 250W of assistance and 85Nm torque), sturdy cable steering for excellent handling, a built-in kickstand for convenient loading and unloading, an adjustable dropper seatpost and much more, the Trek Fetch+ 4 is the gold standard for E-Cargo bikes.

Want to find out more about E-Cargo bikes? Check out our Benno overview and range guide here, or head in-store for a chat and see these bikes in action!

October 11, 2023 — Richmond Cycles