When I tell people I don’t have a car and I get to most places by bike, one of the common questions I get asked is ‘but how do you do your grocery shopping?’.

OK, so I don’t have to shop for a huge family and I live pretty close to various shops and markets, so I definitely have it easier than some other people. But I think you’d be surprised at the amount of stuff you can bring home on a grocery shop using panniers and baskets. If you’re happy carrying a backpack or messenger bag (which I tend not to) then there’s even more capacity.

Cycling blog Change Your Life. Ride a Bike! illustrated the point perfectly.

These bags….

And this messenger bag…

Equalled this many groceries…

What can you carry on your bike?