Have you been thinking about buying towbars, or at least one towbar, and a cycle carrier? You may have been put off because of the cost, not only of the towbars but also because of the fitting. Perhaps you feel daunted at the prospect of fitting one to your vehicle yourself. You don’t actually have to, you know, visit the Witter site and find out more.
Towbars and cycle carriers are a great way of taking your bike(s) to the countryside, or seaside, without piling them somewhat precariously to a roof rack and strapping them down. If you have a four-person family who all ride bikes, it would be difficult to transport them by train. Of course, it’s cheaper to take them with you in or on your vehicle. Towbars and towbar cycle carriers can be used to safely get your precious bikes from A to B.
Why don’t more people ride their bikes to work?
We live in the age of the motor vehicle and unfortunately other road users are not always tolerant of cyclists. This is despite the fact that cycling is much more environmentally-friendly than driving. It cuts down on fumes and of course, it is a cheaper form of transport. Why don’t more people get on their bikes for the daily commute thorough Britain’s cities?
One answer to this question is the inclement British weather. No one really likes being exposed to the elements, although it can be exhilarating. You need protective clothing is you ride your bike in a downpour, and if you omitted to listen to the weather forecast before setting out, you could find yourself soaked to the skin with no dry clothes to change into. No one wants to sit in wet clothes all day at the office.
Of course, it’s healthier to ride a bike to work, but then again no one wants flu, a cold, or even worse, pneumonia. No local council is going to the expense of building covered cycling lanes, are they?
Think about where you could cycle with towbars and towbar cycle carriers
If you fit a towbar or towbar cycle carriers to your vehicle, you can visit the Lake District, Scotland, Wales, or even go abroad and enjoy foreign adventures. Although Britain is not on mainland Europe, it’s easy to take your vehicle with the appropriate towbars and towbar cycle carriers on a ferry bound for France or Belgium.
If you decide to go to Wales, try the Gower coast in South Wales. It’s a little-known gem. There are several blue flag beaches along the coastline and also Green coast areas which have Green Coast awards for environmental protection.
Oystermouth, or Mumbles, as it is also known by locals, is the gateway to the Gower. You might want to stay there, as it is a small town with a good choice of eateries and watering holes.
From Oystermouth you can cycle to Caswell Bay (a Blue Flag beach) via Limeslade Bay and Langland Bay and back. Sometimes the surf is high enough for surfing at Caswell Bay. If you have a mountain bike you can cycle up the cliffs and see the amazing views, but take care not to cycle on the golf course behind Langland Bay.
Rhossili is a beautiful beach on the southwestern tip of the Gower peninsula. You have to walk down steps to get to the beach, but when you are on the golden sand and see the little rock pools teeming with marine life such as sea anemones and sea horses, you will understand why people love it. Not many people go there, so you will have the feeling of being alone.
In 2014 Rhossili Bay was named the best beach in the UK by Trip Advisor. In the same year, it was also named the 3rd best beach in Europe, and the 9th best in the world. It is definitely worth visiting.
There are many beaches that can’t be accessed by road. You have to leave your vehicle and walk through fields and down cliffs. An all-terrain bike is useful.
The rock that you can see from the beach and cliffs is called Worm’s Head. Worm meant dragon and if you use a little imagination you will see why; it resembles a huge sea serpent.
The area around Rhosilli has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is a visual delight.
With towbars and cycle carriers, you can certainly see more and expand your horizons.