I’ve been a cyclist since childhood, and spent at least one long summer trying to attach an orange-box cart to my Raleigh…with limited success, unless you count making my brother laugh. Recent holidays in Centerparcs and Amsterdam, predictably, piqued my desire for a pullalong bike ‘caddy’ – oh, and a world where there are few cars, wide cycle paths and no hills, if you don’t mind.
The Leggero Vento is Swiss-made (indeed, was first brought to my attention by Swiss Miss); its name means ‘light wind’; and as well as looking good, it’s pretty robustly made, with handy features like flip-up seats.
When I see something like this I have to really stop my bike-geekiness taking over and somehow allowing my hand to sneak to my purse – apart from anything else I need to remember my kid will soon be too big to fit, and then there’s the small matter of the long steep hill we live on.
The Leggero Vento caddy is a serious investment too, best made at the beginning of parenthood for maximum value. I’m going to say it’s worth it, though. With the Euro so strong, the â‚¬369 price translates into Â£327; the site says to request a quote for international shipping rates, but their in-Europe rates look thoroughly reasonable. And just think: you’d be one of the very few in the UK to sport the Leggero Vento. Priceless.