“Is that difficult?” – Cycling, training, and riding cargo bikes for a living
Read the full article by James Holloway here.
Not a lot of people appreciate that cycling is a much more social experience than using any other type of vehicle. You are very much outdoors, in the moment, and able to see better and hear better than anyone in a motor vehicle. And so it goes that being a Pedal Me rider you get a lot of questions from other people on the street.
Most common among them: “is that difficult?”, especially if you happen to be pushing around 150kg of goods, well secured with recycled inner tubes. How a rider will usually answer this will be; “yes, it’s difficult, but i’ve had some training”, or “it’s not too bad, when you’ve been trained.”
This blog looks at some of the reasons why training has a place in cycling, and particularly when it comes to riding a cargo bike professionally.