There seems to be a resurgence of cargo bikes and kids bike seats worldwide. It really goes to show that there is real value and pleasure in being able to undertake your day-to-day tasks without the inconvenience of having to get in the car.
With road congestion levels rising in our cities it has become a chore in itself going anywhere in a car, having to battle with traffic and the inconvenience of finding and paying for car parking. Particularly for those with children, it can seem like just getting them in the car can take more time than the actual task at hand!
For this reason many families are turning to cargo bikes and kids bike seats to get around the neighbourhood happy and hassle free. Children cannot get enough of riding with you on your bicycle. There is no need to drag them kicking and screaming into the car, when they will be begging you to take them with you on your bike.
There are many options of dutch cargo bikes and long tail bikes or more simply you can adapt your own bicycle. This can be achieved by installing a kids bike seat (like the Do Little bike seat) where the child sits in front of the rider, leaving you free to use your back carrier or back pack for items you may need to take you’re your or collect along the way. This system may not have the large carrying capacity of the cargo bikes but it is a cheap and simple way to enable you to undertake most of your day-to-day tasks by bicycle with your child. And I am telling you now your children will love you for it, and you will love seeing the huge smiles and excitement on their faces as you ride around your local neighbourhood with them. I see this everyday from our office, fathers and mothers taking their kids to school not by car but by bike, it is life changing.