There’s nothing better than sharing your passion with a partner or child. Thankfully, the cycling world agrees, and a host of products are available for parents eager to teach their children about the joys of cycling. Bikes with trainingwheels are old news. Now you can get your daughter or son out on the trail before their feet can even reach the pedals.
Thule Chariot Sport
The Swedish brand is well known in South Africa thanks to their proliferation of bike racks on the back of cars. Their pram joggers are also popular throughout the country. So it makes sense to start any ride with your child in the Thule Chariot Sport. This bike trailer has four functions - bike trailer, jogger, stroller and ski trailer, for those days when the snow might descend. It can carry a child weighing up to 34kg and is weatherproof thanks to removable windows and a multi-position sunroof.
**The Feva Star Seat**
If you’d like your child to get in on the action from an early age, this local product is a must. Placing the Feva StarSeat at the front of the bike allows your young passenger to join the adventure and enjoy the view. Ideal for kids aged between 2 and 5, the Feva Star Seat promotes awareness and adventure for kids, while letting you give yourchild a window into the world of cycling.
WeeRide Co-Pilot Bike Trailer
A bike trailer with a difference, the WeeRide Co-Pilot Bike Trailer is the perfect tool to get the entire family outdoors and to teach your child the basics of riding with you at the helm. Recommended for kids between the ages of 4 to 9, the Co-Pilot locks on to your bike, but still features all the moving essentials for your child to learn, and get to grips with bike handling and pedalling.
Before they pedal, they push. The FirstBIKE is a balance bike that comes in an array of cool colours and features all the essentials necessary for getting your child comfortable with the concept of cycling. Its lightweight, free of moving parts that may nip at fingers and comes with adjustable saddle height. FirstBIKE is the perfect training bike for kids aged 2-5 years.
Polisport Koolah Baby Seat
Ideal for a child weighing between 9 and 22kg, the Polisport Koolah Baby Seat allows you to tour comfortably with your child snugly along for the ride.