Cargo bikes move entire flat

02:00, Jul 21 2014
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THUMBS UP: The group cheers after arriving in Newtown.

Moving flat on a cold, wet, and windy day is bad enough.

But a group of Wellingtonians took it one step further by doing the whole thing on push bike.

Stuart John Fox and one other were moving from Kelburn to Newtown so approached the team at Bicycle Junction in Newtown to help out.

PEDAL POWER: Moving across the Wellington waterfront.

With the use of social media, six people - many who did not know one another - turned up in Kelburn yesterday, Dan Mikkelsen from Bicycle Junction said.

Most were on cargo bikes - push bikes with a large carry box on the front - and one turned up with a 6m homemade trailer for his bike.

''It was really shaping up to be a cracker on Sunday - wet and windy wise.''


Between the six people and bikes they managed to load on a double bed, a desk, a chest of drawers, chairs and all sorts of bits and pieces such as books and bedding.

The unusual procession made its way past the Botanic Gardens, into the city, around the waterfront and up to Newtown.

It got stopped at one point by a police officer, who simply wanted to know what they were doing. There were plenty of thumbs up from passersby.

''There were only one or two that got a bit grumpy.''

And the procession made it to Newtown with all possessions intact and dry.

''We would like to do a whole house for the next one,'' Mikkelsen said.

The Dominion Post