UKScooby Posts: 41
edited January 2010 in Family & kids cycling forum

Driving through Pickering tonight past the Steam Fair and saw a very unusual bike. Didn't get chance to stop and investigate further - or take a photo.

It was a tandem with a childs enclosed sidecar on the inside. The bike was a few years old - I would guess from the 50's but may have been earlier.

Has anyone seen anything like this before. I guess it will have been a specialist product of its era (otherwise it was made by someone with good engineering skills as it looked professionally made).

I guess it will have been a visitor to the steam fair - so if you are through Pickering or at the fair keep an eye open.


  • baudman
    baudman Posts: 757
    Chariot (trailers) make a sidecar kit.
    Commute - MASI Souville3 | Road/CX - MASI Speciale CX | Family - 80s ugly | Utility - Cargobike
  • used to be very popular on the 50s. See Helms cartoons
    Commute: Langster -Singlecross - Brompton S2-LX

    Road: 95 Trek 5500 -Look 695 Aerolight eTap - Boardman TTe eTap

    Offroad: Pace RC200 - Dawes Kickback 2 tandem - Tricross - Boardman CXR9.8 - Ridley x-fire
  • vurted
    vurted Posts: 15
    Here's a picture of the family tandem with side car. Was taken in the early fifties looking at the age of my mum in the pic. Unfortunately I've no idea where the tandem is now.....