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The urban cycling show, taking place this weekend in the Parc Floral de Paris in the Bois de Vincennes, is dedicated to the reign of electric assistance, whose hexagonal craze is no longer denied despite post-pandemic shortages.
“Honestly, he’s very quiet.” Riding a long-tailed O2feel cargo bike, her rear-seated daughter Delphine Plath, 44, can hardly hide her enthusiasm as a seasoned bike rider. This Fontenay-sous-Bois (Val-de-Marne) schoolteacher has been pedaling with her husband and kids for seven years to get to the forest, kindergarten, school or work in the capital on an electric cargo bike.
But now the children have grown up and the teacher is looking through the aisles of the flowery park where the Vélo in Paris show is taking place this weekend, a model adapted to the new family situation and Fontenay’s ascent. “We want to be able to carry two people in the back and weave between cars.she explains. In 2014, there were almost no cargo ships in the city, and now I see them everywhere: we go unnoticed.”
To each his own model
However, Delphine will have to wait a few months as the brand’s production capacity cannot keep up with demand. The fact is that, in the meantime, the urban passion (but not only) for the bicycle, in particular with the help of an electric drive, has increased tenfold, thanks to politi…
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