Re: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.
Posted: 8 Jul 2019, 8:09pm
Pashley Trike with kiddie seats fitted .... we took our 2 to primary school for years on one ...
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skyhawk wrote:Vorpal wrote:
edited to add: The risks of cycling are similar to those of walking, and the risks of driving are much higher, if you include the difference due to benefits that result from active travel. In other words, the benefits of active travel far outweigh the risk. As a parent of two kids and someone whose profession is safety & risk, my kids have been on bike since they were very small.
Just being over cautious as being a single father of three
skyhawk wrote:As a single father of three sons(all their lives) just my word of caution, as a driver like most of us are, i would personally never have a youngster on a bike on the main road especially one of those LOW follow me things, just think how invisible to morons recumbent bikes are.
skyhawk wrote:I just would never want my son to be 2' off the ground next to a 40t lorry
skyhawk wrote:Just being over cautious as being a single father of three
Vorpal wrote:skyhawk wrote:Vorpal wrote:
edited to add: The risks of cycling are similar to those of walking, and the risks of driving are much higher, if you include the difference due to benefits that result from active travel. In other words, the benefits of active travel far outweigh the risk. A
skyhawk wrote:"I ride a recumbent for touring. If you think they're invisible I suspect you haven't. The experience I have is I get noticed, and I get more space than when I'm on an upwrong."
I have, and have many disabled friends who do, and have unfortunately see a rider HIT where I lived, trendle Lane Bere Alston, Devon, a narrow country lane just a car wide, no thanks
skyhawk wrote:Vorpal wrote:skyhawk wrote:
Are you being serious ??????????????????
Have you measured the "height" of a child on a follow bike and a cars exhaust
Hmmmmm unhealthy in a car until they get to the school where they have sports as opposed to risk of car hitting small bike, I can live with that as single father of three
Research commissioned by Global Action Plan (GAP) and the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change said passengers in cars breathe in nine times as much pollution than those completing the same journey on a bike or by foot.
Meanwhile, parents are being warned that driving their children to school is exposing them to significantly more harmful levels of pollution than if they were to cycle or walk.
Tangled Metal wrote:Do you know, that fear of a trailer being visible was something my parents lectured us about when we used ours.
Truth is vehicles see it better because it's different. They work out very quickly that there's probably a young child in there. That kind of wakes then up to the danger they present. The result is some of the biggest gaps between us and the car overtaking I've ever seen. Even skip lorries gave us a wide berth.