Kit for cycling with a dog

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Kit for cycling with a dog

Lots of Cycling UK members have dogs and many want to make walkies more bike friendly. So how can you transport your dog by bike? What cycling accessories are available for dogs? Here's a quick selection of doggie treats.

GoPro Fetch Dog Harness Mount


GoPro Fetch Dog Harness

The GoPro Fetch Dog Harness will set you back £34.36. Enliven that seen-it-all-before footage of singletrack riding with dog ears, undergrowth, startled squirrels, and possibly other dogs’ bottoms. You’ll need a GoPro, of course too. 

Babboe Dog-E


Babboe Dog-E

Babboe Dog-E is £2,399 and is an electric-assist cargo trike specifically for dog owners, the Dog-E is “suitable for multiple dogs and/or 1-2 children”. It has rings inside for leads to stop them jumping out (dogs, not children), plus a ramp. 

Basil Pluto XL


Basil Pluto XL

The Basil Pluto XL is £99.99 and is a front-fitting wicker basket for (Basil say) “animals”, this looks better suited to a Jack Russell or small terrier than, say, a cat or a guinea pig. Includes a dog cushion; the wire top is extra.

Rex Specs Dog Goggles


Rex Specs Dog Goggles

Rex Specs Dog Goggles are $79.95+. Why would your dog need googles? To protects your pet’s eyes from UV, windblown debris, mud, or grass seeds whether they’re sticking their head out of a cycle trailer at speed or racing trails on foot. I have no idea how you persuade your dog to wear them or even just keep them on, but they do look cool. 

Burley Tail Wagon


Burley Tail Wagon

~£450 There are quite a few dog trailers these days. Burley were among the first and the Tail Wagon is one of the best. It’s lightweight, folds flat for storage, and has a removable floor for cleaning. 

Bikejor Starter Kit with Non-Stop Line Harness

Bikejor starter kit is £89.99. Bikejoring is riding a bike with a dog pulling you. Yes, I can see how this could go very wrong, but it really is a thing. There are even competitions.

Tractive GPS Tracker for Dogs


Tractive GPS Tracker for Dogs

Does your dog get lost on a trail? Tractive GPS Tracker for Dogs is £44.99. It has a GPS that fits to a collar, this works as an activity monitor and a live tracker, so you’ll always know where your pet is. Monthly sub (from £3.33) required. Useful particularly, if like me, you have a Beagle in the family who is more adventurous than the rest. 

More information

Not your best friend? Here’s some advice from the RSPCA about dealing with any aggressive dogs you might meet:
 

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