I used to cycle quite a bit with my daughter (now 4 years old) in the trailer for any trip less than 10km return. The trips got shorter with my second child (now 2 years old). But my main problem was my daily commute (2-3 times a week) to drop off the kids to their respective day care places and then go to work. It’s a 50km round trip and there is no way I could do that on a normal bike. I found driving frustrating and a waste of time and money. I then somehow thought of an ebike.
Since acquiring my 200W water tube battery conversion kit from Solar Bike about 6 months ago I have not only used it for my daily commute to work (I have a second charger that I leave at work) but also to go shopping, to the beach, playground and any other trips with safe cycling conditions less than 20-30km return. The kids are as happy in the trailer as they are in the car or pram, and mum is definitely much happier.
So far I haven’t come across a single slope where my ebike hasn’t been able to pull the three of us up. On a flat road without wind and light pedalling I travel at a speed of 20-25kph. Any faster would become dangerous in my opinion. Braking distance greatly increases with 2 kids at the back.
My only regret is that I hadn’t discovered Solar Bike earlier!
Elizabeth from Perth!