Why adult tricycles are so accessible and the benefits of riding one



*Written in collaboration with Jorvik

Tricycles are increasing in popularity all over the world, with cyclists of all ages are realising they are much more safer and accessible option for everyone. They are great for the environment and they provide fun for all the family, what more is there to love?

This post takes you through all the benefits a tricycle has to offer, so if you are thinking of swapping from a bike to a trike, this post will be sure to convert you. Check out the list of benefits below:


One of the biggest benefits to adult tricycles are that they are accessible to a wide range of people. As they have three wheels and are known to be much sturdier than bikes, tricycles are great for those that are young or old, those that don’t feel comfortable riding two-wheelers, or for those who have disabilities. They provide a user with much more balance and support, and therefore, for those with autism or dyspraxia, a tricycle is the perfect companion for transport or exercise.


As previously mentioned, adult tricycles have three big sturdy wheels, this provides a lot more stability when riding, and means you are less likely to tumble over when riding like you would on a bike. Tricycles are also a lot more noticeable than a bike, because of their large stature, this means when riding on the roads, cars and other motorists will spot you straight away, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you are very visible and it will be unlikely a collision will occur.

Jorvik Tricycles have a large range of adult tricycles on offer, from electric to fold away, so if you are on the hunt for a safer cycling option, Jorvik will have the perfect adult trike for you. To ensure that accidents on the roads are avoided, wearing bright hi-visibility vests, and equipping your tricycle with sufficient lighting is a good idea.


Adult tricycles are very similar to the bikes you may have ridden when you were younger that had stabilisers attached to them, the only differences is that adult tricycles look much cooler and they are not just for young children. Having three fat tyres and a front suspension makes riding on all terrains really easy. Adult tricycles are also much lower to the ground, which makes climbing hills much easier than climbing hills on a bike.

adult tricycle


Tricycles make a family day out in nature a pleasurable and stress-free experience. When riding a bike, there is always the chance that someone might tumble over and hurt themselves, and they also make carrying cargo difficult. But with a tricycle, you can be comfortable that children will be able to ride them, as the two wheels at the back act as stabilisers. Adult tricycles also allow riders to carry a large amount of cargo with them, whether this is by using a trike trailer or an attachable cargo bag.

Environmentally friendly

Tricycles are great for the environment, and as they are accessible to a wider range of people, this gives a wider range of people the opportunity to help out the environment, by swapping their commute in a car or on a train to riding a tricycle! Some people may want to help the environment out by riding a bike into work, but because they are not confident on two-wheels this is stopping them and therefore stopping them from doing their bit for the environment.

Mental wellbeing

There is nothing better than getting out in the fresh air to help your mental wellbeing. If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, sometimes getting out in nature and exercising is all you need to feel positive. Riding a tricycle is a great way to clear the mind, and to feel at one with the outdoors.

So, do you think riding a tricycle is for you? With all these benefits, getting a tricycle will be one of the best decisions you make. And with Winter on the way and cold weather turning the roads icy, a tricycle is sure to be a safe way to get around.

If you are unsure what type of adult tricycle would be best for you, get in touch with the team at Jorvik who will be happy to answer any questions you have.



  1. I would love to try an adult tricycle out, they look sturdy and comfortable too. We love to cycle as a family but I would be very interested in this option.

  2. I can’t ride a normal bike so this would be great for me. I’d love one.

  3. These look great! I'd never thought of owning one as an adult but so stylish :-)

  4. I actually I am not good at riding a bicycle so I am game for a tricycle and would much use this.

  5. This is a lovely article and I actually love riding my bike , they have definitely changed with the times haven’t they :)


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