A BIKE rack firm has reported a surge in tricycle rack sales amid National Bike Week.

The week runs from May 30 to June 5 with Nelson based Pendle Bike Racks reporting the people of all age and abilities have flocked to buying trike bike racks, with the three wheeled option proving increasingly popular.

Pendle Bike Racks managing director Chris Smith believes that trikes are particularly popular with newer, what he calls 'born again', cyclists who are using them to overcome impaired balance or physical limitations that can make cycling on two wheels more difficult.

He said: “We’re delighted that Britain’s love affair with cycling is showing no signs of slowing after lockdown. Whatever their age or existing medical conditions, it’s heart-warming to see our customers reaping the physical and mental health benefits that cycling offers.

“Trikes give more confidence to people who may have steered away from cycling on two wheels for many years – perhaps even for decades. We’re receiving enquiries from people from all walks of life, from recovering stroke victims to mature cyclists who want to revisit the freedoms of their youth and explore the beautiful British countryside with their families.

“We were ahead of the curve in predicting an increase in trike popularity and we’re now the go to brand for racks and trailers of this type in the UK. Our friendly team is well-placed to advise on the best products and we also offer demonstration videos to show how easy our trike racks are to load.”

For more information visit www.pbr.co.uk.