Taking two children out for a ride on one bike?
Well I had a kiddyback tandem with a childseat on the back. A Circe tandem will also work. When they grew, I added a tagalong to the tandem. Fantastic until you reach an uphill, although I did ride the Blenheim Bike festival (about 30 miles) in the Cotswolds with this set up. Hardest bike ride I can recall.Posted 4 years ago
Hello,Posted 4 years ago
How do you go about doing this? My oldest is on a tag-along and my youngest is currently on a front mounted child seat but I find I don’t have much room to actually pedal. Is there a rear mounted child seat that will work with the tag-along? The children both love going out on the bike and so I don’t want to have to take them out separately
I used to take three on one bike – the twins in a trailer behind and my daughter on a rear mounted seat. Had one hairy moment on a sharp steep up when the front wheel came off the ground and I couldn’t get it down, nor get off the bike. Was rescued by a dog walker!
Kept me fit….Posted 4 years agoBezSubscriber
Mm, rear seats are a bit of an issue if you’re doing more than just pootling on flat and smooth paths, IMO. The high centre of gravity can be hard to control and if the bike topples, the kid’s inevitably going to smack their head hard and sideways. I’ve only used ours when there’s been two of us on hand to keep things steady when stopped. YMMV.Posted 4 years agopictonroadSubscriber
what he said, Kona Minute cheap from CRC. Fits a wee-ride on the front and you can pedal normally, a revelation after the old John Wayne wide knee approach I’ve been used to. That and another one on the capacious cargo area at the back.
It’s what they’re designed for.
This is not me….
Posted 4 years agolaikax695Member
Get a tandem – seriously, I was in same boat as you and me and the wife loved cycling but hated tag alongs and child seats and all the riding compromises that go with it. So we got a cheap tandem, tidied it up and tried it out – perfect, could go anywhere and kids loved it, so bought a second cheapish tandem (new) and now the four of us are as happy as pigs in sh*t. Recently laid out large number on a proper MTB Tamdem and its the bollocks – serious fun with the kids on board.Posted 4 years agotonydMember
How old is the youngest? I moved mine from a WeeRide Kangaroo to a LOCT, eldest rides on the back on an Islabike trailerbike – attached to a rack so a bit more stable. It might work with a Hamax type rear mounted seat but as above I’d avoid them (personal preference).
LOCT are hard to come by but you can get cheaper solutions on CRC for about £20.
Longer term tandems would be brilliant but I might end up living in a bedsit.Posted 4 years ago
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