at Bikeshare Bags with a Cyclefox Membership.
Shared cycle hiring schemes are a wonderful thing but their little front rack are pretty basic. Sandy, one of the two founders of Bikeshare Bags thought there could be a better way to hold securely his precious belongings during his commute.
Work started with the idea of a bag that would easily fit onto the luggage rack as well as being easily carried around in between commuting, errands or shopping trips.
The smart tote bag has been custom built to snugly and securely fit bikes available through shared hiring schemes in London but also throughout the US and Australia. In London, the bag fits both new and old bicycle design hire scheme.
The bags are made from high quality Cordura 1000 material, so highly water resistant, complete with a waterproof drawstring cover integrated into the design. It’s expandable thanks to popper buttons, has an inside pocket and reflective side strips. The Bikeshare Bag slides naturally onto the luggage rack thanks to a purpose designed sleeve.
With its shoulder strap, when you are off the saddle, the bag makes a good regular tote bag. So, in between shared rides, whether on the bus, tube or in the park, you can take it wherever you go!
We caught up with Sandy & Katie Carrick-Buchanan of Bikeshare Bags. Find out more about why they do what they do, read their story.