Cargocycles is an Australian bicycle business specialising in cargo bikes, load carrying bikes and electric bicycles.
We have a dedicated workshop that specialises in maintaining the bikes we sell and building and supplying electric conversion kits from manufacturers such as Bionx, eZee and Solarbike.
Cargo Bikes and the Environment
Cargo Cycles is committed to minimising our environmental impact and we are keen to help you do it too. We are not car hating crazy people, we understand some trips can only be made by cars, vans and trucks but we do believe that some of these trips can be replaced with a vehicle with a smaller footprint. Our bikes can help customers reduce their environmental footprint by replacing short car trips with human and electric powered transport, and we try to bring them to you with as little environmental impact as practical.
Moving objects around the world costs energy. Surface transport (ship, rail, road) is far more energy efficient than air freight.
We use only sea freight to import our bikes, and regular (non-express) surface freight for deliveries, to minimise environmental cost as well as financial cost.
The less freight is rushed, the more efficiently it can be handled. If an express road transport carrier has a choice between sending a half empty truck or missing a "next day guarantee" deadline, the truck will run half empty (probably following another half empty truck up the highway). Having a cargo bike delivered is exciting, but it's not time critical. Regular road transport is usually just as fast as express, but may occasionally slip a day in transit. We appreciate your patience.
We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions of how we could improve our business to be more environmentally friendly. Use the contact us page.