If you are wondering about the logistics of transporting your child around on a bike, we have put together a comprehensive guide to cycling with your children. Read our tips and tricks for a stress free ride.
When Can I Cycle With My Child?
There is a lot of debate about how old your child should be before you can cycle with them. The official advice from CTC is as long as your child can sit up straight (around the nine month mark) it should be safe to have them on your bike.
What are the Seating Options?
When it comes to cycling with your little one, the seating options are endless. Rear bike seats are one of the most popular options but front seats are also available if you want your child to be in full view during the bike ride and they attach to the handlebars on your bike. This is a great option if your child is under 3 years old and you don’t have to twist around to check on them. If your child is over one year old, you could opt for a child bike trailer that attaches to the rear of your bike for a little extra fun.
What are the Advantages of Cycling with my Child?
As a transportation method, cycling has many advantages over taking the bus or sitting in traffic in the car. Cycling not only keeps you active but it also means your children can spend more time enjoying the outdoors instead of being cooped up in a car and being on a bike can’t help but keep boredom at bay. Did we mention it’s cheaper too?
Tips to Getting Back on Your Bike
If you haven’t ridden your bike since having a baby, you may be feeling a little nervous about getting back in the saddle especially with the little one in tow. However, there are plenty of things you can do to make the process a little less daunting. Take a bike lesson or find a route that doesn’t involve the main road. Seeking out a quieter route can make your cycling experience more enjoyable for both you and your little one.
So, there you have it, everything you need to know about cycling with your children.