How our Irish Christmas tree was brought home by bicycle

Not just any bike or tree. A large tree on a cargo bike. When you cycle a cargo bicycle in this country, you quickly get used of people looking at you, add a Christmas tree and you notice even more attention. Here’s our tree on the bike last week just after arriving home:'s reader-funded journalism won't survive without your help. With over 762,000 views so-far this year, it's not just "avid cyclists" who read this website, but, if you want it to keep going, more support is needed from readers like you. Now, back to the article...

The Christmas tree was transported a short 3km, mostly up hill. Light work compared to another trip early the same day which included carrying a stockpile of 75kg of de-icing salt and a few other bits. I’m living in the country now, but in Dublin last year without a cargo bike I walked over a kilometre further with a tree balanced on a normal bike — so the cargo bike has made things easier.

Before commenting any safety conscious readers should noted that the photographs were taken, as an afterthought, just after a long industrial-strength bungee cord was removed! Happy Christmas!

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