The Bike-Hod bicycle trailer
I spotted this product a couple of years ago when it was recommended by Andy who left a comment on the blog:
“When I was at college I carried my ‘cello around using the Bike-Hod. It’s coped with 24 bottles of champagne (and 12 litres of orange juice). I’ve used a Bikehod for 30 years – it’s a similar idea to the Burley Travoy without being either so complicated or ugly.”
The Bike-Hod makes me chuckle because it reminds me of what grannies in Greece would use when they would head down to the market to buy fresh food.
However, I really shouldn’t be laughing as The Bike-Hod efficiently solves the problem of carrying your shopping from the supermarket to your house. In fact, it’s value is even recognised by Waitrose who own a number of them that are available for cyclists to borrow to get their shopping home.
I can’t imagine riding around London with the Ridekick attached to the back of my bike as I’d feel like I was being followed by a little scary robot. Plus, without a flag on there I’m pretty sure someone would drive over it.
However, on that final hill climb home with a load of shopping in my bag and in the trailer, I’m sure I’d love the extra speed the Ridekick could give me.
Cost: £1400 – currently sold out
The Taga is a two in one solution combining a bicycle and pushchair. The cheesy product shots are not the only reason this product makes me laugh. It’s also the idea of riding around with a child in tow. That’s because it’s something I’m just not accustomed to seeing around London. However, in other countries where bicycle use has become more of an everyday occurrence this is common place.