What could be more perfect than enjoying a calming bike round through the countryside this Easter? Picnic basket packed and blanket at the ready, you’re ready to relax. Planned a bike ride for this weekend and looking for inspiration? Basil has six essential tips.
TIP 1: The pannier bag
E-bike or granny bike, sporty bike or city hopper? Whatever your frame style, a bicycle bag is always a handy addition. Basil’s single panniers are usually detachable, providing you with a convenient way of keeping your items with you at all times. Once you’ve reached your destination, you can detach your bag and carry it with you, before quickly refitting it ahead of your return trip. Basil’s double panniers offer twice as much storage space. In fact, you’ll find a variety of size options available. In addition to single and double bags, Basil also boasts shoppers, carry all bags, plus messengers. In short, there’s always the ideal bag for you. TIP: Our Urban Loud double bag or our new Magnolia carry all bag in pastel powders are definitely worth a look.
TIP 2: Bicycle bell: Ding-ding or ring?
An authentic copper bicycle bell is always a stylish choice. In fact, some find it the crowning jewel of their bicycle accessory arrangement. More importantly, it’s an ideal way of enhancing road safety. With a good bicycle bell, you can always sound out a clear warning. Basil offers a wide range of contemporary bells. Unsure about sound? Do you want an audible ring or a quirkier ding? We’ve got plenty to choose from. TIP: The new Magnolia ding-ding bicycle bell.
TIP 3: Saddle pads: floral prints and waterproof fabrics
Saddle pads are used to brighten up bicycles and to protect saddles from wind and weather damage. It’s therefore not surprising they’re available in all manner of colours and designs. Basil has made matching saddle pads for many bag collections. They’re made from hard-wearing material that’s also waterproof. A pleasant benefit is that they’re also very reasonably priced. TIP: A saddle bag from the new Magnolia series or Wanderlust collection.
TIP 4: Bicycle baskets for the dog
Bicycle baskets and crates are very popular. For groceries, school books, work essentials and the transport of pets. Are you going on a big bike ride this Easter? The family dog can also join in with a place in a bike basket fitted to the rear of your frame. Basil offers fixed and removable bicycle baskets, with an array of styles. TIP: Our Basil Buddy dog basket is a must for dog-lovers.
TIP 5: Children’s baskets for Easter eggs
One of the biggest treats for little ones at Easter is an Easter egg hunt in the woods. They can collect all their delicious finds in the Jasmin children’s bike basket. Is the hunt over? You can then reattach the basket to the child’s bike before heading off home with a tasty cargo in tow. TIP: The Jasmin basket is available in different colours with free accessories such as butterflies and bow ties.
TIP 6: Robin basket in trendy colours
Basil’s Robin baskets are definitely a designer choice. Whether you’re relaxing with friends in the park or visiting a festival in the city, the Robin basket is the perfect basket for carrying about tasty snacks and other essentials in style. This basket is made from wire steel and is available in four classic colours. With so much choice, there’s a Robin basket to coordinate with every outfit. TIP: The Robin basket.