With some of the country’s occupants described as obese, it’s important to get out and about to exercise as often as possible. Bike riding is great to get the weight down, and this new towbar mounted cycle carrier from Westfalia makes it easy to transport bikes to and from your chosen scenery. A pair of bikes can be carried, and even three with an optional extension kit, up to 60kgs in weight, making this carrier able to accommodate the latest generation of electric cycles, too. It’s perfect for bikes with a wide wheelbase – up to 130 centimeres – and there’s highly adjustable wheel supports so that they are mounted safely and securely, and the clamps are coated in a high quality rubber to ensure that the frame of the bike is protected. And because the bikes are mounted at the rear of the car, depending on the shape of the vehicle, the bikes should sit in the slipstream of the vehicle, so fuel economy figures shouldn’t be too unduly affected. Access to the tailgate is still possible with the bikes attached, thanks to a rather handy swivel mechanism, and ease of use is one of the main strengths, with no tools or assembly of the parts required in order to use it. The cost of the carrier is priced at £452.40 inclusive of VAT, with more information available direct from Westfalia at www.westfalia-loadcarrier.co.uk or by calling 01785 226888. A list of retailers stocking the cycle carrier is listed on their website.
Product Westfalia towbar mounted cycle carrier
Product number BC 60
Telephone 01785 226888
Price £377 plus VAT (£452.40)