Bobike Mini+, £70.95, www.greyville.com
Front seats are common-place on the Continent but less so over here. An advantage is that the child can see where they’re going and it’s easier for you to talk to them than when in a rear seat or trailer. Steering isn’t really affected and only on very small frames should you need to cycle with legs slightly further apart.
Bobike seats are suitable from 9 months to 3 years (max weight 15kg) and they clamp to a standard quill or ahead stem. Children are secured with a three-point harness and feet strapped into adjustable foot supports. Dutch brand Bobike also offers a removable impact-resistant windscreen (£29.99) to keep out the worst of the wind and rain, flies or flying grit.
PROS: More fun for little ones
CONS: too ‘European’ for some