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Our pick of the best bikes to ride with your child

Posted: 2 June 2010
by Clay Johnson

Most children love the thrill of a bicycle ride and particularly a bike ride with Mummy. Ensuring you have the right equipment will mean that you can enjoy it, too, and not have to give up your favourite hobby the moment you have a child. Visit the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’s website ( for safety advice and what safety standards equipment should conform to.

Azor Twins bike
If you have two similarly sized children able to sit up, try the Azor, which has two seats on the back and an extra-long rear fork, which ensure the bike stays balanced. From £848. Tel: 020 7637 4004. Visit

Makes a reclinable baby seat called the Sleepy, which can be mounted on bikes with or without a luggage rack. For children from nine months to 22kg. Priced at £74.99. Visit

This Dutch brand makes highly regarded seats for children aged nine months to ten years. Priced from £79.95. Visit

The WeeRide Kangaroo is a popular bike seat for children aged between one and five. It is mounted on the crossbar, which means it’s easy to chat and the rear of the bike is free for carrying things. From £69.99. Visit

Trailers, wagons and cargo bikes

If you have more than one child, look into bike trailers and wagons to tow behind your bike, or cargo bikes, which come with a wagon attached. The advantage of a trailer over a bike seat is that it is more stable and affects the handling of the bike far less. They can also carry much heavier children, and many have a cover to keep them dry. Children love feeling regal as they sit back in comfort, and enjoy the attention they receive from people they pass. If the trailer is very low down, consider fitting a flag at the height of your saddle to make sure motorists can see it. Here are a few options to start you off:

A bike and pushchair rolled into one. A stylish tricycle with a childseat on the front that turns into a buggy once you’ve reached your destination. The bike suits eight months to six or seven years; the buggy, six months to four years. Price £1,345. Visit

This is a futuristic-looking pushchair, which attaches to the front of a special bike. Two children can sit in the comfy seats, securely strapped in with safety belts. The bike can easily be detached for trips on your own. From sitting up to ten years old. The TrioV2 costs from €2,600. Visit

Xtra Cycles
These are bikes that can take bike seats, trailers and more. Also offers frames that extend the wheelbase. PeaPod child bicycle seats are priced at £299. Visit

Dutch company selling a wide range of cargo bikes. Children, from sitting confidently up to six years old, sit on a bench in a tough wooden box in front of the rider and are held securely with three-point harnesses. You can also buy baby seats that attach securely to the bench. From £1,585. Visit

Tag-a-long trailer bikes
When children get too big for a child seat or trailer, you could hook on a third-wheel ‘tag-a-long’ cycle to your bike, which allows your child to help you pedal or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. You just hitch the trailer to a rear luggage rack on your bike, adjust the saddle and handlebars to the right height and off you both go. These are available from most bike shops. Visit for a selection from around £100.

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My son loves to ride his bike. Every day he spends more than 2 hours with his gmc denali road bike. And we loving this. :-)

Posted: 10/04/2018 at 19:53

Game Board The Council is very similar to the interactive "kintso" from Telltale, but there are much more opportunities and subtleties here. For example, the main character has three small skills trees, like in some RPG, and the main one must be selected at the very beginning of the episode. The diplomat's skills make Louis more eloquent and convincing, allowing him to talk with other guests on additional topics. The detective notices the smallest details in the behavior of the interlocutors: he is perceptive, dexterous, understands psychology and knows how to interrogate others. Well, the occultist is distinguished by cunning, erudition and love of science. When a class is selected, all skills related to it are raised to the first level and can be used in dialogs. The rest of the abilities, too, can be unlocked, but for this you will have to spend experience points, which they give out after raising the level -,

The first episode is divided into four chapters, after each of which summing up. The player is shown which scenes have been crowned with success, which ones were failed, and what kind of storylines he missed - an excellent opportunity to re-read the chapter if there is something interesting in the list. Depending on the results, the protagonist gets experience points - here the goals are taken into account, the character's open features, new acquaintances, used weaknesses and much more. If you hurry and thoughtlessly pressed everything, without exploring the location, you will get very little experience and can not improve the desired skills. And if they played "according to the rules" and paid attention to every little thing, the game will generously reward it and allow one or two abilities to be pumped -,,

And a lot depends on the choice of skills here. Since my hero did not understand a damn thing in politics, it was not possible to discuss it with Washington. And the inability to break locks led to the fact that a couple of closed boxes had to be left untouched. In the dialogs, some replicas are also available or blocked -,,

Can not press on the opponent to make him talk, or not trained in etiquette - grieve about missed opportunities and choose another answer. Usually, you can achieve the goal in several ways, using different emotions, so regardless of active skills from a difficult situation, you will certainly be able to get out. But here it is worth remembering about the glasses of action, which Louis has a limited number.

Posted: 18/04/2018 at 18:29

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