Where do you Store your Lunchbox?

Hi all,

I've just bought my first drop-bar bike, a Claud Butler Elite, which I plan on using to get to and from work, as well as general road cycling to keep my fitness up.
On my hybrid, I fitted a rear bike rack and have a bag which I pop my lunchbox in. Once I get to work, I take it out and carry it about with me until I get to the work kitchen - which is sometimes after a walk in to town.

I really don't want to fit a rear rack to the CB, so I am wondering how you carry your lunch?
A backpack would be the obvious choice. However, I have a lot of wet foods (salads and leftovers from the night before) because of dietary requirements, so if my lunchboxes go vertical, there's often a puddle at the bottom of the bag.

I'm looking for a Brompton style front bag, but I can't find one big enough without breaking the bank!


It won't help you, but my lunch is carried in a pack in a rear pannier. I don't like cycling with a back back


Legendary Member
My lunch comes from M&S, Pret or Waitrose mostly and not usually in a box :whistle:

Otherwise why not pack your lunch box in a couple of plastic bags so there’s no leakage if it tips up

Or just fit a light weight rack and pannier to the bike :okay: you’re commuting not racing


Or this would cost under £30, about the same as a tortec ultralight rack (save 10% if a BC member)

I've used a couple of handle bar bags and they are great for load carrying, but can be a little difficult when the autumn comes and trying to fit front lights on.


Flouncing Nobber
On Air Force One
The only thing I'd say is that if you carry hard objects in a rucksack, such as lunchboxes, computers, Uzi's etc, ensure you use a cycling specific job with armour to protect your spine. All the usual suspects, Deuter, Camelbak, etc, made such things.


Perhaps This One.....
I use the Topeak stuff, MTX rack etc on the commuter. On the trike I have a decent sized handlebar bag, again Topeak, which my lunch would fit in.
How about one of those big blue Deliveroo rucksack boxes....


Has the memory of a goldfish
I used to use a rucksack for commuting. Decent quality lunchboxes eliminated - I'm may case - gravy spillages.
I would use a rucksack and double bag wet stuff in ziplock bags to avoid leakages. That way if you fall off you won't land on a hard plastic lunchbox.
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