School Run Solutions

We get asked many times about how the school run can be done on a bike safely.   Its sometimes inspiring to see kids cycling to school with their parents using all sorts of ways to get to their destination but the common perception is that its dangerous for under 12s to cycle on busy roads.  However there are many solutions to this problem and this short article might give you some ideas.

FollowMe Tandem

The followMe tandem bike coupling allows an adult bike to be directly linked to a kids bike.  The hitch is of high quality and so both adult and child can lean together around corners.  This is in contrast to more simple tagalongs where the child will tend to lean anyway causing the adult to balance for both.  The ride experience is like that of a tandem.  The hitch can be unhooked in seconds and the adult rides away.  As bikes come in all shapes and sizes, the FollowMe tandem needs to be ordered with specific bits for a given bike.  The hitch starts  at £190 plus fitting

Cargo Bike

There are many different types of Cargo bike and they are great at shifting heavy loads through traffic.  There is just one regular school run by Cargo bike who picks up a a couple of single bikers along the way.  The great attribute of these bikes is that they are so much fun.  They dominate the road with a confident style through the rarity and sheer presence.  When electrified they can sail up hills.

Bullitt (Larry vs Harry)

The ‘cyclists cargo bike’ Bullitt is the gold standard for Cargo Bikes that comes from Copenhagen.  We have electrified version with Gates belt drive and 5 speed nexus hub gear.  We can also provide integrated kids seats and is available to try 2021 and we are also a supplier and can produce a version  to your specification.  The full Shimano Steps with DI2 shifting with nexus hub can be provided for £6,500.  see  

Cargo Bike delivery by Bullitt

Raleigh Stride 2

Ditch the car. The school run just got fun. The Raleigh Stride 2 is an elegant, eco-friendly two-wheeled alternative to typical family transport. Designed with practicality in mind, this classy cargo bike can carry a lot. Kids, pets, parcels, the weekly shop – you name it, the Stride has got the whole family covered. With a large load capacity and cargo area to transport the children, combined with all the efficiency of electrical assistance, you can forget honking the horn when you’re stuck in traffic – instead, pedal the stress of rush hour away on the Stride.

Powered by a 500Wh Bosch battery, the Raleigh Stride 2 gives you everything you need to get from A to B without breaking a sweat. With a range of up to 40 miles and a cargo capacity of 80kg, the Stride 2 is ready to help you take on your day. The Stride 2 offers a sturdy and generous cargo space with ample room to fit the young’uns in safely, as well as your shopping. The 2 wheels make this model perfect for cruising into town and unlocking the freedom on the school run, even when it’s busy.

Our price £4200

Ridgeback Cargo Bikes

The new Ridgeback cargo bike has been built to as the perfect alternative to the car for the weekly shop, family picnic  or regular School run.  We can provide this Cargo bike for £3600.

The MK5 is a cargo bike that is truly a bike for the whole family with a spacious child carrying bucket and padded bench seats in the front and rear of the bucket which are each equipped with individual seat belts and a removable waterproof cover it allows you to remove the car completely from the school run.  We c an provide this bike for £3400

Babboe Cargo Bikes

Babboe, the worldwide number 1 cargo bike, has been developing safe and affordable cargo bikes for nearly 15 years. There’s a Babboe cargo bike to match everyone’s needs. Whether it’s young families, dog-lovers, or the self-employed, Babboe knows what moves you. A Babboe cargo bike makes your daily life easier and more fun!  Please ask for a quote as the prices and delivery change regularly.

Bakfiets Classic Long

The Bakfiets Classic Long is identical to the short but with a stretched frame and box. It has the space to carry up to 4 children in various configurations. You can also carry a large dog on a dedicated seat with a top cage, and side door in the box for easy entry.