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Comment transporter des enfants à vélo ? Guide pratique. - Elwing

How to transport children by bike? Practical Guide.

, by ISAURE DUCROS, 7 min reading time

Seats, equipment, safety, benefits... Here you will find all the advice and best practices to enjoy your journeys with your children in complete safety!

How to transport children by bike? Practical guide and advice for riding with complete peace of mind.

There are many solutions for transporting your children by classic bike, electric bike, cargo or longtail. Here you will find advice and best practices to enjoy your journeys in complete safety!

Always be sure to properly install transportation equipment, follow safety rules, and wear a helmet for both you and your child or baby.

Equipment

Before choosing a solution for transporting your child or baby by e-bike, it is essential to consider the age, height, weight and needs of your child, as well as your own riding preferences and of comfort.

Here are solutions and models for transporting children:

The front seat for babies

The front seat is suitable for babies aged 9 months to 3 years weighing less than 15kg.

The front child seats are attached to the front upper tube of the bicycle frame. This allows the parent to keep an eye on the child during the journey. These seats are generally designed for smaller children. The front seats are equipped with footrests and a bar for the child to hold on to. The front seat leaves the luggage rack free.

You can find a suitable seat model on our site: here .

The rear child seat

The classic rear seat is suitable for children up to the age of 6 and weighing up to 22 kg

The child seats on the rear of the bicycle are attached to the luggage rack on the rear of the bicycle. They are designed to transport a child safely. There are baby seats that are suitable for toddlers and seats for older children.

There is also a fixing system on the seat tube for bike models that do not have a luggage rack, or are not suitable.

You can find a suitable seat model on our site: here.

Two-seater saddle

There are junior seats available as accessories. These junior seats are to be attached to a luggage rack and accommodate larger children. However, some electric and cargo bikes like the Yuvy from Elwing are equipped with an integrated two-seater saddle which allows adults or children to be transported with great comfort.

The child must be seated on the two-seater saddle with their feet on appropriate footrests. The Elwing two-seater cargo bike is equipped with footrests which allow the installation of a child of at least 1m50.

Discover Yuvy .

Trailer

A child trailer is a small two-wheeled trailer that attaches to the back of the bike. Trailers are accessories combining comfort and practicality.

It can usually carry one or two children or babies comfortably. Kid trailers provide extra space to store luggage, food and other supplies for family outings. Trailers also allow you to leave the luggage rack free.

To ride safely, children and babies in the trailer must be equipped with helmets.

The Elwing Yuvy allows you to install a trailer hitch system as an accessory, available here.

Other types of bikes

There are also models of three-wheeled cargo bikes with two wheels at the front or two-wheeled ones with one wheel. A three-wheeler or two-wheeler is nevertheless less maneuverable and more imposing than a compact and modular electric bike. The two front wheels of the scooter can get in the way when driving or parking. The single wheel of the scooter can lead to stability issues. Longtail bikes equipped with a bar around the rear seats are also commercially available.

So make sure you choose the type of vehicle that suits your needs.

Safety and good practices: how to be well equipped?

Transporting children by bicycle can be a practical and fun option, but it is essential to do it safely. The electric bike is often perceived as more dangerous than a conventional bike but it is not in the context of responsible practice. Here are some tips for traveling with children by bike in town or outside towns. Here's how to make your journeys safer.

To wear a helmet

Both you and your child must wear an approved model of bicycle helmet every time you ride. Make sure your child's helmet is the right size, properly fitted and secured. A helmet that is the wrong size or attached incorrectly loses any protective benefit.

Whatever your age or experience, helmets are essential accessories for pedaling peacefully on the road, in town or outside urban areas.

Balance the load

When installing a child seat or baby seat on the back of your bike, make sure the load is well balanced to avoid unbalancing the bike.

The Elwing Yuvy is equipped with a central stand which allows you to sit in complete safety.

Ensure visibility

Add taillights and reflectors to your bike or longtail to be visible, especially in low light. The Elwing Yuvy is equipped with brake lights, which allow you to be clearly seen by other users and automatic lighting which turns on in low light.

You can also wear a yellow warning vest for better visibility.

Respect the rules of the road

Obey traffic rules, including stops and traffic lights. Ride carefully, paying attention to traffic and using cycle lanes if available.

Teach your child bike safety rules, such as wearing a helmet, obeying traffic lights, and being careful when getting in and out of the seat.

Be aware of your surroundings whether you are in the city or in the countryside, watch the traffic and avoid dangerous situations. Ride at a speed appropriate for your child's safety.

Prepare for bad weather

In case of rain, wind or adverse weather conditions, make sure your child is properly protected from wind and water using a cover, skirt cover or raincoat.

It is essential to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your child during bicycle transport. By following these tips and using the right equipment, you can enjoy family bike rides safely.

Benefits

Transporting children by bike has many benefits for both parents and children. Here are some of these benefits:

A bit of sport !

Transporting children by bike is a solution that allows you to stay active and fit. This is a great opportunity to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, which contributes to better overall health.

A shared moment

Time spent cycling with your children promotes family bonding. It’s an opportunity to chat, laugh and share precious moments together.

The respect of environment

The bicycle is an ecological means of transport, without polluting emissions. By using a bike instead of a car to transport your children, you help reduce your carbon footprint.

An economical solution

Cycling is much less expensive than most other means of transportation, especially the car. You'll save on fuel, maintenance and parking costs.

Saving time and reducing stress

In some situations, cycling can be faster than driving, especially in congested urban areas, because you can avoid traffic jams and find parking more easily.

Cycling is often considered a less stressful means of transportation than some other transportation options such as driving a car. Cycling can help reduce the stress of traffic and parking problems.

In summary, transporting children by bicycle is a solution that offers many advantages, particularly in terms of health, the environment, the economy and the strengthening of family ties. It is essential to do this in a safe environment to maximize these benefits.

Good road ! ✌️✌️✌️


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