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Hi all,

Anyone use their bicycle to shop at nurseries and garden centres?

Ive been cycling a long time but only recently got one with front and rear racks, tough enough to carry heavy loads.  I can’t figure how I’d strap say a sack of fertiliser or compost on the back, and carrying plants in panniers doesn’t sound like a great idea.  A basket front and back might work for small to medium plants I suppose.

So if you do this, how do you go about it?

(Weight will not be a problem)


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,448
    edited October 2019
    I had a vision of you cycling while gardening at the same time!!!
    I have no car so use my trusty shopping trolley for things I can manage.
    For the things I can't I get them delivered.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • pugslovesunpugslovesun @ 900ft Pennines, West YorkshirePosts: 295
    Crates tied on with bungees! Or investing in a cargo bike if you're able to. ?
  • A trailer, kid/dog style. 
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,060
    People put their babies lives/health at risk using those trailers so I suppose you could risk your plants.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,298
    If you are thinking of polution B3, there is more INSIDE a car.  I have seen people with various trailers you can use for transporting stuff with a bicycle, although a front basket would work well for small plants.Yes, I also thought it was a post about cycling around the garden!!
  • KiliKili Posts: 1,019
    You need one of these  :)

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    Getting the annual autumn mulch in Kili? 😀
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