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 cycling after birth, offering helpful advice for others looking to do the same
‘Aren’t you scared?’ the cyclist next to me at the lights said, pointing to the baby in the trailer behind my bike. ‘I used to be’, I explained, thinking back to the first few rides. Soon I saw that cars are very wary of bike trailers and give me and the trailer a wide berth.
Quickly the bike trailer became my mode of transport for getting me and baby around town. The cyclist wished me courage as he cycled away, after telling me he wished he’d cycled with this kids in a trailer, but that he never overcame his fear.