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Shopping, kids, surfboard? Nothing too tricky for this neat little sidecar

Need a cargo bike but don’t want the extra weight all the time? Strap this new contraption to your normal town wheels and you’ll be able to carry all the shopping or kids you want to.

East Sussex based TR Fastenings has helped produce a push bike sidecar for the Swedish firm, Side Buddy.

The Swedish designer Jordi Hans set out to create a side trailer that can easily be attached and detached, with maximum flexibility for the ability to carry different loads.

It is hoped the contraption could help ease congestion while being a green option for future city transportation.

There were a number of design challenges, including finding a suitable way to connect the bicycle to the Sidebuddy, and steering issues.

The SideBuddy can be attached to either standard bicycles or electric models and fits up to three children or cargo weighing up to 120kg.

 

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.