Tricycle Tips: How to transport your adult trike
28th July, 2023
If you need to transport an adult tricycle, you might find it challenging because of its size and weight. However, depending on the distance you’re travelling and what equipment you have available to you, there are a few simple things you can do to make the process easier.
Whether you’re going on a weekend adventure, or planning a cross-country trip, these tips will ensure your adult tricycle is ready to roll wherever the road takes you.
What’s the easiest tricycle to transport?
Folding adult tricycles are easier to transport due to their compact design. This allows for convenient storage and hassle-free portability. Our best folding trikes for adults on the move are our JET-E range. These folding electric trikes are our lightest and most portable adult tricycles.
How to transport an adult tricycle in a car:
The easiest way to transport your tricycle is in your car, and there are several ways to do so.
• Tricycle carrier rack: Similar to a bike rack, you can purchase a tricycle carrier rack to attach to the back of your vehicle. This allows you to transport your adult tricycle with ease and saves using up boot space.
• Using a roof rack: You can secure your adult tricycle to a roof rack. Using additional straps and bungee cords to ensure stability during transit, just like you would with a bicycle.
• Using a trailer: If you have a trailer, it may be easier to load your adult tricycle onto it and tow it behind your vehicle. Make sure to securely strap the tricycle onto the trailer.
• In the boot: Folding trikes can easily fit into most car boots, which saves you from having to purchase extra equipment to transport your tricycle. You can learn more about how to fold an adult tricycle here.
Whichever way you choose to transport your tricycle, it’s essential to secure your tricycle properly to avoid any damage while on the move. Use sturdy straps and padding to protect the tricycle from scratches or other damage.
Before starting your journey, double check everything is securely fastened to avoid any mishaps on the road.
Can you carry a folding adult tricycle on a train?
Our folding trikes are designed to fold down to a small and compact size, making them easy to transport in car boots, in trailers or on bike racks. However, due to the two rear wheels, carrying a foldable adult tricycle on public transport may still be challenging. The tricycle's width, even when folded, can make it difficult to navigate through crowded spaces and on public transport.
Additionally, while these tricycles are relatively easy to lift in and out of car boots, they can still be quite heavy and cumbersome to carry around on public transport.
To conclude, transporting an adult tricycle doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right equipment, you can travel with ease and peace of mind knowing that your tricycle is well-protected.