As an avid cyclist, getting my bike to the beautiful cycling locations around the UK has been an ever-evolving problem. When I was a younger man, and the only other person I had to think about was my partner, my cycle carrier of choice was a rear mounted cycle carrier. These are easily- mountable cycle carriers that quickly snap on to the back of your car meaning you don’t need to have a tow bar. The carriers also raises the bikes above the number plate and rear lights. The appeal of solely snapping your bikes to the back of the car with no need to make alterations to your car is a real attraction.

Bike and van

As I started to build a community of friends around me who wanted to join me on my trips (and later a family), I realised I had to think about a more long-lasting solution. The first thing I did was get some guidance. For this I turned to Indespension. They have depots and stockist nationwide, all of which can be located through their website.

They advised me that the Thule G6 would be the best match for my needs. This is a cycle carrier that, rather than strapping to the back of your car, connects to your towbar. One of the large advantages of this product is that the cycle carrier has a tilt function. This has allowed me to easily access all of your cycling gear I would have stored in the boot during the car journey rather than scrambling over the backseats to get things.

The Thule G6 initially comes as a three bike carrier but due to my extra requirements I also purchased an adaptor which increased the number of bikes I could carry to four.

The reason I would advise getting your cycle carrier from Indespension is that they are the specialists. I felt reassured that they a flawless understanding of the products and how to use them safely. The advised me on how to fit the cycle carrier and other important facts like the maximum load my cycle carrier could take. With all this out the way, all you have to worry about is the cycling!

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