Carrying kids on bikes

Carrying children on a bike is a great way to get around - it is a fast, cheap and most of all fun way to get around. Whether you're looking to cycle your children to nursery or school or to go out for weekend adventures, we're here to help you get started.

With over a decade of experience of carrying kids on bikes, we want to share our expertise on bike seats, trailers, tagalongs and cargo bikes with you.

How to carry your kids by bike

You like the idea of cycling with your child (or children) on your bike, but not sure where to start?

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If you're after specific advice and aren't bothered about the survey, you'll find a lot (A LOT!) of information on this page, from the best bike seats to trailers to tagalongs and cargo bikes.

Carrying children in bike seats

A front or rear bike seat is an excellent way to carry your child on a bike. There are different types of seats available and we've set out all the different options below.

Pulling or towing your child

Pulling children behind a bike is a good option for many families starting out cycling with their children.

Cargo bikes

Cargo bikes are particularly useful if you're looking to carry more than one child on your bike, or if you want to carry one older child. They're a great option if you're looking to make lots of journeys.

Picture showing the Burley D'Lite X child trailer

Burley D’Lite X child trailer review

This family put the Burley D’Lite X child bike trailer to the test, bikepacking in Scotland and riding around home, is it worth the money?

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dad on a bike with a child on a kids ride shotgun seat and another on a follow me tandem- the photo is taken in a mirrior

FollowMe Tandem Review

Looking for a robust towbar to attach your child’s bike to yours? The FollowMe tandem cycle hitch is a premium product aimed at serious cyclists, and we love it!

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Kids Ride Shotgun seat review, a family photo of two parents on their mountain bikes with their twin daughters on shotgun seats

Kids Ride Shotgun Seat Review

We asked 3 year old twins H and E to review Kids Ride Shotgun’s range of bike seats, they LOVED them! Here is why you should buy a Kids Ride Shotgun seat for your family…

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Dad and daugher on a bike ride, stopped to look at some cows

Thule Yepp 2 Maxi Rear Seat Review

Cycle Sprog put the Thule Yepp 2 Maxi rear seat to the test, 10 month old Robyn and her parents review its features- they love it!

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How I bikepacked in winter with a toddler!

Mum Kell shares how she bikepacks in winter with her toddler Atlas. She shares kit and equipment tips and tricks and her route she rode.

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family cycling to school

How to start cycling to school with kids

Check out our tips on how to start cycling to school with your child, including route, weather preparing, and how to carry school bags.

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