Rachel Stillwell, is originally from New Zealand and is a keen cyclist. She rode right through her pregnancy and now loves to ride with her baby. Here she shares her experience of cycle touring with her baby, offering helpful advice for others looking to do the same.
Carrying a sole toothbrush between the two of us and washing our only set of lycra in the shower each night, our modus operandi on cycle tour was to carry as little luggage as possible. Once baby arrived we had a lot more to carry on tour; not just baby and his trailer, but his nappies, clothes, food, bedding and a toy or two.
Cycle touring with a baby is an adventure full of discovery and joy. It’s a surprisingly chilled out way to travel, offering the freedom of touring without the strain of long distances or steep climbs.
There are different ways to tour with a baby with varying degrees of effort and flexibility required for each one.