Cargo bike and trailer replaces van - Tern GSD and Carla Cargo

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Bikes for business – the Tern GSD delivery cargo bike with Carla Cargo trailer


The Tern GSD is one of the most versatile cargo bikes on the market. Suitable for family, personal, and business use. It's compact, easy to use, and like riding a traditional bike, but with many additional capabilities.




Mark, a military veteran, and long-standing Manchester cycling scene member uses the Tern GSD with the Carla Cargo trailer. He's a busy man who dedicates as much time as possible to support his community. When Mark isn't working for the Manchester Bike Kitchen, a non-profit organisation designed to help people become self-sufficient and proficient in riding a bike, you'll find him transporting surplus food from supermarkets to homeless shelters in Manchester.


Mark was looking to replace the van he uses to move bikes, bike parts, tools, and food around the city. With the planned introduction of the clean air zone or Ultra Low Emission Line (ULEZ), Mark sought more environmentally friendly alternatives for transport and deliveries than his van. The Tern GSD and Carla Cargo trailer offered the functionality and impressive carrying capability Mark needed to replace his conventional Van.


Changing from a typical business vehicle to a cargo bike can be daunting for small organisations. They need to be sure the bike is reliable, capable, and versatile enough to satisfy all their requirements. Before committing to a Tern GSD, Mark took advantage of a unique opportunity the Salford eCargo Bike Library offered to trial the bike before purchase. The library allows individuals and businesses to try out cargo bikes before taking the plunge.


Having used the bike for a while, Mark found that the Tern GSD and Carla Cargo combination exceeds his expectations. It can carry loads of food in and easily bypass the traffic and congestion around Manchester. Even a closed road doesn't get in the way of the GSD.


Mark can't imagine life without his bike now, stating, "I get that smile every time I jump on my Tern." If you're a business or individual with unique transport requirements looking to cut fuel costs, reduce your carbon footprint and bring joy to the commute, get in touch with us to book a no-obligation test ride today.


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