Cycle seat support
The client is a child of about 8 years who has cerebral palsy. Her parents wanted to take her on family cycling trips using a ‘trailer bike’ towed by an adult bike. The child needed additional support to hold her in place on the bicycle seat.
A steel bracket was made which clamped to the cycle seat post and projected up behind the seat. This carried a three sided aluminium alloy support mounted at the child’s waist height. The support was padded with stiff foam and fitted with a lap belt at the front to hold the child in place. This was sufficient to hold the child upright and securely in place on the bicycle saddle.
The family is now able to go on cycle trips confident that the girl will stay in place on her seat and not flop to one side or the other.