I remember bicycles just the same as this example being used by the corner shops for deliveries when I was a boy. People would put the order in for the weeks basics and some poor delivery boy had to ride one of these horrible things in all weathers to get the supplies through. Obviously he would be wearing a brown overall with a row of Biros in the top pocket.
This memory obviously pre-dates supermarkets and on-line ordering but it just goes to show that nothing is new and the concept was there years ago.
The old bike shown here was covered in sacks and bags in one of our farmer neighbours old barns, it looks as if it needs a bit of TLC and a service. Perhaps I should clean it up and restore it with a wicker basket in the frame at the front then I can take the two Jack Russell Terriers for a ride round the parish.
Right Arkwright off you go then.
On the other hand the boss could ride it as part of her training regime, now I'm in trouble.