Towing a caravan with a bike, is surely complete madness? Can it even be done, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t do it, not even with an ebike!
Endurance athlete Mark Beaumont has managed to do it though. Could this be a way of getting around the congestion charges in big cities? No more car servicing, road tax, and insurance maybe…
Mark made an attempt to see how fast a caravan could be towed at Nuneaton’s Horiba Mira test track. Why is he doing this, well, it’s for the Motorhome and Caravan Show and the NEC Birmingham, which runs from 15th – 20th October 2019.
He reached speeds of 11.093 km/h using an Orbea Gravel bike with a custom made towing device. Which makes sense, I’ve never seen one on Towsure’s website.
Of course, this brings up all sorts of questions. How hard was it to get going? How hard was it to stop? I wouldn’t want to get ahead of steam up going downhill, only to find out that the thing won’t stop!
If you have your own questions, Mark will be at the 2019 Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC on the 15th of October (which is the opening day). Head to Hall 16 where he will be demonstrating to visitors how to tow a caravan with a bike. I might need a slightly bigger bike to tow our Bailey Unicorn Cartagena though.
Mark will also appear at the Freedom to Go stage at 11:30 to talk about his other epic adventures, as he doesn’t just tow caravans!
And please, no “On your bike” jokes….
Images credit – Endurance athlete Mark Beaumont demonstrates how fast he can tow a caravan with a bicycle, ahead of the Motorhome and Caravan Show, which starts from October 15th at the NEC Birmingham. Photo credit: Lucy Ray/PA Wire