Monday, 15 February 2021

AD (guest post) Everything you need to know about riding an adult tricycle.

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Tricycles are increasing in popularity all over the world, with cyclists realising they are much safer and accessible option for everyone. They are great for the environment and they provide fun for all the family, what more is there to love? 

This post takes you through everything you need to know about riding an adult tricycle, so if you are thinking of swapping from a bike to a trike, this post will be sure to convert you. Check out the everything you need to know below: 

Accessibility 

One of the biggest benefits to tricycles are that they are accessible to wide range of people. As they have three wheels and are known to be much more sturdier than bikes, adult tricycles are great for those that are young or old, those that don’t feel comfortable riding two wheelers, or for those who have disabilities. They provide a user much more balance and support, and therefore, for those with autism or dyspraxia, a tricycle is the perfect companion for transport or exercise. 

Safety

As previously mentioned, adult tricycles have three big sturdy wheels, this provides a lot more stability when riding, and means you are less likely to tumble over when riding, like you would on a bike. Tricycles are also a lot more noticeable than a bike, because of their large stature, this means when riding on the roads, cars and other motorists will spot you straight away, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you are very visible and it will be unlikely an collisions will occur. 

Jorvik Tricycles have a large range of adult tricycles on offer, from electric to fold away, so if you are on the hunt for a safer cycling option, Jorvik will have a trike for you. 

To ensure that accidents on the roads are avoided, wearing bright hi-visibility vests, and equipping your tricycle with sufficient lighting is a good idea. 


Ease 

Tricycles are very similar to the bikes you may have ridden when you were younger that had stabilisers attached to them, the only differences is that adult tricycles  look much cooler and they are not just for young children, they are for everyone! 

Having three fat tyres and a front suspension makes riding on all terrains really easy. Tricycles are also much lower to the ground, which makes climbing hills much easier than climbing hills on a bike. 



Family friendly 

Tricycles make a family day out in nature a pleasurable and stress-free experience. When riding a bike, there is always the chance that someone might tumble over and hurt themselves, and they also make carrying cargo difficult. But with a tricycle, you can be comfortable that children will be able to ride them, as the two wheels at the back act as stabilisers. Tricycles also allow riders to carry a large amount of cargo with them, whether this is by using a trike trailer or a attachable cargo bag. 

Environmentally friendly 

Tricycles are great for the environment, and as they are accessible to a wider range of people, this gives a wider range of people the opportunity to help out the environment, by swapping their commute in a car or on a train to riding a tricycle! 

Some people may want to help the environment out by riding a bike into work, but because they are not confident on two-wheels this is stopping them, and therefore stopping them from doing their bit for the environment. 

Mental wellbeing 

There is nothing better than getting out in the fresh air to help your mental wellbeing. If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, sometimes getting out in nature and exercising is all you need to feel positive. Riding a tricycle is a great way to clear the mind, and to feel at one with the outdoors. 

So, do you think a riding a tricycle is for you? With all these benefits, getting an adult tricycle will be one of the best decisions you make!




  
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