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Halfords Single Buggy Child Bike Trailer half price now £85.00 + £10 Free Voucher @ Halfords

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Sadly couldn't find a discount code that would work on top, though you might be luckier. You get a FREE £10 voucher back as you are spending over £50. Excellent reviews, and is available for C+C or F… Read More
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Sadly couldn't find a discount code that would work on top, though you might be luckier. You get a FREE £10 voucher back as you are spending over £50.
Excellent reviews, and is available for C+C or Free Home Delivery
Halfords Single Buggy Child Bike Trailer

The Halfords Single Buggy Child Bike Trailer requires no tools and is easy to assemble with a universal coupler which will attach to any bike frame. Ensure your child is safe and secure in tow behind you in this comfortable buggy. Safety and security is increased by the high visibility flag, safety harness, bug screen and rain shield. Enjoy a relaxed riding experience with your child taking in natures sights and sounds together.

Halfords Single Buggy Extra Info

Easy to assemble
No tools required
Universal coupler attaches easily to your bicycle
Bug screen and rain shield protects your child in adverse weather conditions
High visibility flag increases visibility to other road users
Folds flat for simple storage and transport
Storage pockets for supplies and cycling essentials
Safety harness holds your child safely and securely
Strong and highly durable construction
50lb weight limit
Child must wear a safety helmet when using this bike buggy
Not for use with a child under 12 months old
Halfords Single Trailer Buggy is not for use at high speed
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1 Like #1
Seems a good deal! Just need to attach this to my towbar..... Heated!
13 Likes #2
Being the serious /sensible one, and as a keen cyclist (on and off road), as an adult I accept the dangers of cycling on a road.

So when I see parents towing their child behind them, making them the first in the firing line of someone running up the back of them, I literally wince at the thought - HOW CAN YOU DO THAT!

I know I will get responses from other cyclists that they have a right to be on the road and blah blah blah... but you are still putting a child at risk - for what? to make a point that you have a right? or because you believe you are the world's greatest cyclist and can avoid every danger?

I can however see the value of these "off road" i.e. around parks and such.

Edited By: mark_trev on Mar 07, 2017 12:02: Mar 07, 2017 12:02
4 Likes #3
mark_trev
Being the serious /sensible one, and as a keen cyclist (on and off road), as an adult I accept the dangers of cycling on a road.
So when I see parents towing there child behind them making them the first in the firing line of someone running up the back of them, I literally wince at the thought - HOW CAN YOU DO THAT!
I know I will get responses from other cyclists that they have a right to be on the road and blah blah blah... but you are still putting a child at risk - for what? to make a point that you have a right? or because you believe you are the world's greatest cyclist and can avoid every danger?
I can however see the value of these "off road" i.e. around parks and such.
your right mate anytime i see an idiot towing a child on the road it one of these. my first thought is i want to give them a good old slap around the head. muppets
3 Likes #4
mark_trev
Being the serious /sensible one, and as a keen cyclist (on and off road), as an adult I accept the dangers of cycling on a road.
So when I see parents towing their child behind them, making them the first in the firing line of someone running up the back of them, I literally wince at the thought - HOW CAN YOU DO THAT!
I know I will get responses from other cyclists that they have a right to be on the road and blah blah blah... but you are still putting a child at risk - for what? to make a point that you have a right? or because you believe you are the world's greatest cyclist and can avoid every danger?
I can however see the value of these "off road" i.e. around parks and such.

Did you not even read the description!!!! It has a high visibility flag for increased Safety and security
#5
We got one, they're a massive waste of money. Unless you're an extremely strong cyclist, or riding on very flat roads, the weight this, loaded with child, (or in my case 2 cause it was a double!) adds to your ride means it will be MURDEROUS to ride with. We took it to Center Parcs in Whinfell and it was pretty much impossible to ride around with on most of the roads!
suspended 2 Likes #6
stuartguest1
mark_trev
Being the serious /sensible one, and as a keen cyclist (on and off road), as an adult I accept the dangers of cycling on a road.
So when I see parents towing their child behind them, making them the first in the firing line of someone running up the back of them, I literally wince at the thought - HOW CAN YOU DO THAT!
I know I will get responses from other cyclists that they have a right to be on the road and blah blah blah... but you are still putting a child at risk - for what? to make a point that you have a right? or because you believe you are the world's greatest cyclist and can avoid every danger?
I can however see the value of these "off road" i.e. around parks and such.

Did you not even read the description!!!! It has a high visibility flag for increased Safety and security


That's why cyclist die thanks to safety. When a big lorry comes it doesn't look for visibility flag he wants to keep driving so a cyclist is always at risk and a child will get smashed to pieces and I agree with Mark 100% because a child on a bike is a massive risk so to get one of these is double risk
1 Like #7
mark_trev
Being the serious /sensible one, and as a keen cyclist (on and off road), as an adult I accept the dangers of cycling on a road.
So when I see parents towing their child behind them, making them the first in the firing line of someone running up the back of them, I literally wince at the thought - HOW CAN YOU DO THAT!
I know I will get responses from other cyclists that they have a right to be on the road and blah blah blah... but you are still putting a child at risk - for what? to make a point that you have a right? or because you believe you are the world's greatest cyclist and can avoid every danger?
I can however see the value of these "off road" i.e. around parks and such.

Exactly this... in the centre of Manchester, especially.

A kid on a bike seat could well still hit the deck if their parent falls off the bike, but in these things, the kid's head is literally at wheel height... in a city full of lorries and busses. I have no doubt that the cyclists are extra careful, but there are many, many drivers who are not.
1 Like #8
I have seen some parents use these on London roads during rush hour traffic. It's insane, and I being a father I find it really disturbing that people take big risks in the name of being green.
3 Likes #9
Bit weird to see cyclists getting the blame for other people's poor driving.

"Maybe she shouldn't have been dressed like that. She was asking for it."
#10
Dangerous things these. I was following one of these once and the cyclist tried to bump it up a kerb, the connecting bar then broke leaving the trailer in the road. luckly I was good distance away and managed to stop well in time. The passenger was unhurt luckly but could have been far worse. oO

Edited By: Broxy on Mar 07, 2017 13:24
#11
Attach to my mobility scooter and ready for a large shop at tescos. My scooter is allowed instore, maybe even the trailer will be allowed. Nice find.
#12
argosextra
stuartguest1
mark_trev
Being the serious /sensible one, and as a keen cyclist (on and off road), as an adult I accept the dangers of cycling on a road.
So when I see parents towing their child behind them, making them the first in the firing line of someone running up the back of them, I literally wince at the thought - HOW CAN YOU DO THAT!
I know I will get responses from other cyclists that they have a right to be on the road and blah blah blah... but you are still putting a child at risk - for what? to make a point that you have a right? or because you believe you are the world's greatest cyclist and can avoid every danger?
I can however see the value of these "off road" i.e. around parks and such.

Did you not even read the description!!!! It has a high visibility flag for increased Safety and security


That's why cyclist die thanks to safety. When a big lorry comes it doesn't look for visibility flag he wants to keep driving so a cyclist is always at risk and a child will get smashed to pieces and I agree with Mark 100% because a child on a bike is a massive risk so to get one of these is double risk


A child on a bike is not a bigger risk.

What you mean is the outcome to an accident would be worse, but at no point is the child a bigger risk.

"Putting the child at risk" is such a massive cop out... do these people realise how many kids die IN CARS.
2 Likes #13
DiggingTheDeals
Bit weird to see cyclists getting the blame for other people's poor driving.
"Maybe she shouldn't have been dressed like that. She was asking for it."

Blame is irrelevant when someone's been killed - it won't bring them back.

Why put a child at more risk than you need to?
3 Likes #14
lilbeastie
DiggingTheDeals
Bit weird to see cyclists getting the blame for other people's poor driving.
"Maybe she shouldn't have been dressed like that. She was asking for it."
Why put a child at more risk than you need to?

When you say "risk" what are you comparing it to? What scale is your "risk" on? What is the "risk"?

I can't find a single story of a child dying from an accident involving one of these. Children dying in cars though - loads. Children dying from running out in the road - loads. Children dying from cars hitting their pushchairs - loads.

Why risk leaving the house on a morning?
#15
£15 cash back voucher here.
#16
mark_trev
Being the serious /sensible one, and as a keen cyclist (on and off road), as an adult I accept the dangers of cycling on a road.
So when I see parents towing their child behind them, making them the first in the firing line of someone running up the back of them, I literally wince at the thought - HOW CAN YOU DO THAT!
I know I will get responses from other cyclists that they have a right to be on the road and blah blah blah... but you are still putting a child at risk - for what? to make a point that you have a right? or because you believe you are the world's greatest cyclist and can avoid every danger?
I can however see the value of these "off road" i.e. around parks and such.

I couldn't agree more if I'm honest. I've gone from a keen biker to hardly riding on the road because of the danger and risk to me never mind my child behind.

Honest question for one of these though - I am considering purchasing one for some smooth (not tarmac but gravely) trails around me so my daughter can come along on some steady summer rides. Are these any good off road on decent-ish surfaces?
1 Like #17
DiggingTheDeals
lilbeastie
DiggingTheDeals
Bit weird to see cyclists getting the blame for other people's poor driving.
"Maybe she shouldn't have been dressed like that. She was asking for it."
Why put a child at more risk than you need to?
When you say "risk" what are you comparing it to? What scale is your "risk" on? What is the "risk"?
I can't find a single story of a child dying from an accident involving one of these. Children dying in cars though - loads. Children dying from running out in the road - loads. Children dying from cars hitting their pushchairs - loads.
Why risk leaving the house on a morning?

It's a bit of an unfair statement really as there are millions more vehicle on the road than these so your argument doesn't stand up.

Life is a constant risk assessment and depending on your limits this would either be too much risk or not. However imo it isn't a risk even worth taking with your child - especially on busy roads.
#18
I think these are a great idea. Useful also for carrying loads and transporting large items. While I accept the dangers Mark_Trev has expressed, I would assume people using these will be responsible. For example, use them with due care, plan their route and consider the weather conditions. I believe you've got to "be the change" you want to see.
#19
How can these things be legal? I wouldn't even risk putting my phone in there, never mind a child
#20
DiggingTheDeals
lilbeastie
DiggingTheDeals
Bit weird to see cyclists getting the blame for other people's poor driving.
"Maybe she shouldn't have been dressed like that. She was asking for it."
Why put a child at more risk than you need to?
When you say "risk" what are you comparing it to? What scale is your "risk" on? What is the "risk"?
I can't find a single story of a child dying from an accident involving one of these. Children dying in cars though - loads. Children dying from running out in the road - loads. Children dying from cars hitting their pushchairs - loads.
Why risk leaving the house on a morning?

Hence "more risk than you need to". Nobody said you can avoid putting your child at risk.

Reports of people having accidents with these trailers is not really hard to find either as a 3 second google search shows:
https://bikeportland.org/2012/12/04/man-rear-ended-while-biking-with-child-in-trailer-speaks-out-80772
http://www.startribune.com/wisconsin-boy-2-killed-as-car-hits-bike-trailer/27320749/
http://www.mercurynews.com/2012/05/31/woman-in-kid-size-bike-trailer-is-hit-and-killed-in-modesto/

Are less people hurt or killed in them than in cars? Definitely. Are more people hurt or killed in them per mile or per journey? I'd be willing to bet not.
#21
quagmireuk
mark_trev
Being the serious /sensible one, and as a keen cyclist (on and off road), as an adult I accept the dangers of cycling on a road.
So when I see parents towing their child behind them, making them the first in the firing line of someone running up the back of them, I literally wince at the thought - HOW CAN YOU DO THAT!
I know I will get responses from other cyclists that they have a right to be on the road and blah blah blah... but you are still putting a child at risk - for what? to make a point that you have a right? or because you believe you are the world's greatest cyclist and can avoid every danger?
I can however see the value of these "off road" i.e. around parks and such.
I couldn't agree more if I'm honest. I've gone from a keen biker to hardly riding on the road because of the danger and risk to me never mind my child behind.
Honest question for one of these though - I am considering purchasing one for some smooth (not tarmac but gravely) trails around me so my daughter can come along on some steady summer rides. Are these any good off road on decent-ish surfaces?
Can't see why not so long as you keep to low speed,the roads with the potholes and speed humps posse more of a danger than a smooth graveled path.
#22
Ordered bought assembled in 2 hours. Phone is Motorola Startac - no pics.
#23
lilbeastie
Hence "more risk than you need to". Nobody said you can avoid putting your child at risk.
Reports of people having accidents with these trailers is not really hard to find either as a 3 second google search shows:https://bikeportland.org/2012/12/04/man-rear-ended-while-biking-with-child-in-trailer-speaks-out-80772http://www.startribune.com/wisconsin-boy-2-killed-as-car-hits-bike-trailer/27320749/http://www.mercurynews.com/2012/05/31/woman-in-kid-size-bike-trailer-is-hit-and-killed-in-modesto/
Are less people hurt or killed in them than in cars? Definitely. Are more people hurt or killed in them per mile or per journey? I'd be willing to bet not.

None of those are in the UK and the third is an adult.

I'm not saying there's no risk in using these. I'm saying it's negligible.

You can die in the bath or from choking on food, but you don't see people on the Birds Eye Inspirations deal saying "I can't believe people are stupid enough to buy food. They might choke!".

Actually, a better analogy for this thread would be people saying "I can't believe people are stupid enough to buy food when someone else might force it down their throat, causing them to choke!".
#24
English laws make cyclists most unsafe in this country. Motorists who kill cyclists only get a slap on the wrist. Why now put your baby along with you on the firing line. Better go to your MPs to make the roads safe first. Unless you get seriously injured or killed, you do not understand the risk.
2 Likes #25
Excellent brought one of these now using for my 2 grandkids been biking years with these
saves a fortune
#26
I have one of these. Only for use on Forrest roads, morcambe prom or parks. It means having a child doesn't stop my cycling hobby.
1 Like #27
These Buggy type trailers should not be used in any sort of traffic, as a retired police officer I have seen countless rear end collisions between full size vehicles some fatal. Please Please consider where you use this item, trendy it may be safe it is not, could you live with a clear conscience if the worst happens? Keep to tracks and parks with no traffic and all will be dandy.......

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