A reclaimed tagalong bike joins the fleet for our lodges and cottage

This tag along bike will be available for loan to guests at Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges on an ‘ask us first’ basis. It should help younger families get out and about. Euan has already test driven it up to the farm shop for a cake!

Like all the bikes we have for guests to borrow, this one came from the council recycling centre (previously known as the dump), where we picked it up for a couple of quid, together with some good advice about getting a new hitch and chain. It was in a pretty sorry state, but a bit of TLC fixed that. All in all it probably cost about £20 in parts – and of course there’s Ian’s work to factor in. But best of all it’s been saved from the skip and will get lots more use.

We’ll certainly be taking it out on Devon’s Tarka Trail as soon as the weather is warm enough again. With an energetic 7 year old and a shorter-legged 4 year old it will substantially extend our range.