It’s the ideal accessory for cyclists who demand the height of luxury on their camping trips – a fully-equipped, single-berth caravan designed to be towed by a bicycle.
The £5,500 caravan boasts a full-sized single bed, 19” TV, drinks cabinet and tea-making facilities. The ETA commissioned the bicycle caravan during Green Transport Week to illustrate the efficiency of the bicycle.
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The caravan’s designer at the ETA, Yannick Read, said: “The caravan illustrates the versatility of the bicycle. Bikes don’t just beat traffic, get you fit, save you money and go easy on the environment – few people realise how much you can carry or tow with them.”
The caravan can be towed by most conventional bicycles, but its range can be extended considerably by hitching it to an electric bike.
Cycle camping was at its height in the 1950s, but a renewed interest in camping over the last three years has seen cycle touring clubs attract record numbers.
|Top speed: How fast can you pedal?
Dimensions: 2m x 75cm
Range: You decide
Power for TV/kettle: 240v hook up
|Entertainment: 19” TV, radio, alarm clock, book shelves
Accommodation: Full-sized single bed
Cooking facilities: Kettle, drinks cabinet
|Eco rating: Entirely carbon neutral (if electricity for electric bicycle is bought from a sustainable provider)|
|Optional extras include: Solar roof panels, satellite dish, gaming console, central heating, external luggage rack, bespoke paint
Cycle insurance from the ETA includes new-for-old, third party insurance (in the case of an accident you may need to seek compensation or even deal with a claim by someone else), personal accident cover, race event cover and if you suffer a mechanical breakdown, they will come out and recover you and your bike. Electric bicycles can also be covered. Includes 90 days’ European cover and 60’ days worldwide.