Remember our story earlier this month about Top Gear’s The Stig filmed riding a cargo bike in Central London?
Well, the finished film is out, and it features the man of mystery in the white racing driver’s suit and helmet racing another Stig – this one at the steering wheel of a delivery van – through the West End, dropping off parcels as they go.
The electric cargo bike being ridden from Netherlands-based Urban Arrow, which believes that increasing urbanisation will make them an essential means of moving goods around cities in the coming decades.
The company says that it chose London as the location for the challenge because it is “one of the worst – and most maddening – cities for bicycle infrastructure in the world.”
Look out for more about this challenge and the bike involved later on our sister site, eBikeTips.co.uk.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.