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bike trailers

harrysmumharrysmum Posts: 2Member
Hi, our 5 year old son,Harry has athetoid CP and is unable to sit unsupported and is not able to support his head. He loves to go out cycling and until now we have managed with a standard bike seat. He has finally outgrown that, and we have been looking for a bike trailer which is designed for children who need a bit more support. We have scoured the web and we found a company called WIKE in canada which make a brilliant trailer but by the time we have added all the supports he needs and shipped it over it will come to about $1300! Has anyone come across any solutions to this in the UK which won't break the bank!

Thanks Kate

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  • EviesmummyEviesmummy Posts: 5Member
    Hi, my daughter is 2 and has quad CP.

    She also cannot sit up by herself. I'm not sure if your son is the same but with Evie something in between her legs is really important as she slides down and doesn't look very comfortable at all.

    We went to Halfords and bought a Trailer yesterday and I have to say it does the job very well of giving her enough support to sit up by herself. It has a 5 point safety harness which comes over the tops of her arms and fasten in between her legs - as the straps can be made rather tight and the bit that sits in between her legs it keeps her up really well.

    Not too sure about the head support though - as it does not come with one - not sure if you could find something that would attach to it and do the job?

    Maybe go into Halfords and see if they have one out on display and see what you think?

    Karissa xx
  • EviesmummyEviesmummy Posts: 5Member
    Also, I am not sure where abouts you live but there is a bike hire place in Cardiff called pedal power and they have a physio there that assesses you to try and find a bike etc that would be suitible.

    They do all sorts of bikes for children with special needs so maybe look them up on google aswell - we have an appointment there for Evie to be assessed on Monday.

    x
  • GuestGuest Posts: 1,968Member
    Hi Kate

    My son has both a tricycle and a piggyback from Mission Cycles - http://www.missioncycles.co.uk/
    They are available with seating supports and special pedals to keep feet in place.

    Good Luck,
    Sarah
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