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Mobility – Care to Share

Ride Sharing is cheap, and utilisation rates are higher than standard taxis, from 4-40%.1  However, if the journey wouldn’t have been taken, or been by a different mode, then perhaps it would have been less polluting and congesting.  Only if it increases the occupancy in an already planned trip does it constitute an improved outcome […]

Acts & Regulations

There are no international standards (ISO or ECE) for rear cycle carriers. However, there are UK regulations to keep lights visible and ensure a safe load. ECE 48 defines requirements for lights and their visibility.  Reverse, fog, stop, indicator, brake and number plate lamps  are mandatory on all vehicles. The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989, […]

Oxford leading the race

Oxford’s radical plan to ban Internal Combustion engine vehicles from an ever-expanding area has gained positive feedback from its residents and now London is planning to ’rebalance’ its transport system. In Oxford, the Zero Emissions Zones received support, with 71 per cent “strongly supporting” or “supporting” the 2020 proposals, 69 per cent the 2025 proposals, […]

Carbon Capture

Carbon bike’s offer lower weight, and sales are expected to grow by 27% per annum. Most carbon bike manufacturer’s explicitly prohibit clamping of the frame.  They also do not recommend fork mounting either. By gripping only the front tyre, there is no chance of carbon crush. Also saves the paint finish and avoids the […]

Marketing Director

About Auxtail Started in 2016 and based in Milton Keynes: Current rear accessories require a towbar which is expensive, obtrusive and limited, in terms of load carrying. Auxtail have developed a cheaper, discrete and stronger rear fitting than a tradional towbar. Current cycle racks include frame clamps that are prohibited by most carbon bike manufacturer’s […]