trailers & towing

Often it’s not possible for your child to ride their own bike. Perhaps they’re not old enough, or maybe the journey is too far. And sadly, in many places, it’s just not safe for children to ride their own bikes, as cycle infrastructure doesn’t exist.

Don’t despair though – there’s plenty of ways you can carry on cycling by pulling your child (and even their bike) behind you.

In this section we’ve got lots of advice for you on using trailers, bike hitches / coupling devices, tagalongs and tow ropes.

If you don’t fancy any of these options, then the alternatives to consider are child bike seats or cargo bikes.

How to start cycling with your kids

Fuel prices have reached record levels, and they're unlikely to drop any time soon.  Swapping to cycling for shorter local journeys is often quoted as being a quick way to save money.

But how do you do this if you've got a family????

Don't panic - Cycle Sprog is here to help!

Here's a selection of articles to get you started - and don't forget to sign up for our FREE guide to cycling to school 

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Here’s all our articles about kids bike trailers and towing devices for you to browse in your own time:

 

 

A cheap bike trailer is a great way to start cycling with small toddlers and children

Kids bike trailers that cost less than 2 tanks of fuel

A bike trailer is a cheap and easy way to move your child around, and you get find one for less than two tanks of fuel!

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The best kids bike trailers – 2022

Choosing a single seat trailer to transport your baby or child can be confusing. We look at all the options.

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ETC tow buddy

ETC Tow Buddy Review

As your young cycling companion grows, one inevitably reaches the point where you want to start cycling with them, on your own bike. No more running after them, then waiting, then carrying a bike, then carrying a bike and a child! The issue during this transition phase is that they probably can’t cycle for long…

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kids bike trailer

New kids bike trailer hire website launched this summer

Enjoy cycling with your sprogs this Summer – why not hire a kids bike trailer?

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Child bike trailer

Child bike trailers – what are they, and is one right for your family?

Trailers are a brilliant way to move your children around, what ever the weather. Find out whether a trailer would suit your family.

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How to start cycling with your child in a trailer or bike seat

How to start cycling with a small child in a bike seat, cargo bike or trailer

Setting out on your first ride with your little one can be nerve wracking so here are some tips to help you wheel away confidently

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Using a bike trailer for the nursery run – a dad’s view

Rob Walker from i-travel York has sent us this great film of him cycling to the child minders with his daughter Pheobe in a child bike trailer behind his bike.

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Review of Bumper Adventure Duo Bike Trailer

This children’s bike trailer was put through it’s paced on Liz’s recent family cycling holiday to Holland

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Bumper Solo Bike Trailer

Bumper Solo bike trailer review

Parent review of the single seater bike trailer – the Bumper Solo – as tested by 10 month old Tyler

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things to consider before buying a cycle trailer

There is a wide range of cycle trailers on the market and they can be expensive to buy, so before you head out and buy a bike trailer it pays to be certain you’re buying the right make and model. We’ve listed a few of the things you may want to think about before you buy.

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