If you’re looking to take a bicycle away with you, chances are you will want the best caravan bike rack in order to transport it. Cycling provides you with a great way of exploring a new area, but you want to make sure you don’t scratch or damage your bike on the way to your destination.
The Practical Caravan Awards 2022 are here to take the stress out of your decision-making process, helping you to make an informed choice when you pick out the best bike rack for your caravan.
The best caravan bike rack is…
Thule Excellent Standard
In a competitive category with some major players in the market, the Thule Excellent Standard came through as a clear winner – a combination of versatility, neat design features and precise engineering giving it the edge.
Easy to use, particularly after your first set up, it is adjustable and, with an optional third or fourth rail rail kit (sold separately), can be used for up to four bikes. The locking system and wheel holders are adjustable and robust giving the user confidence that the bikes are fully secure.
We particularly like the lockable Thule AcuTight torque limiter knobs that click when optimal torque is reached and the easy fix wheel holders which are equipped with pump buckles.
Price: £400, Thule
We also recommend the following bike racks for your caravan…
Fiamma Carry-Bike Caravan XL A Pro 200
Two bikes can be stored on the Fiamma Carry-Bike Caravan XL A Pro 200, an upgraded version of the Caravan XL Pro range. Thanks to its smaller size, it’s ideal for installing on shorter drawbars, providing you with a simple way of racking and unracking your bike.
A particularly handy function is being able to access your caravan’s storage compartment, even when you have your bikes in place. All you need to do is hold the top of the rack and pivot the carrier away.
Price: from around £240, Fiamma
Fiamma Carry-Bike Caravan Universal
Sitting on the rear of your caravan, the Carry-Bike Caravan Universal is resilient, thanks to its aluminium rail. The presence of bumpers help to protect your bike from any unexpected impacts and subsequent damage too.
The Rail Quick Pro is a handy feature which provides some sturdiness, allowing you to use the Quick-Safe straps to keep your bike in position as you tour.
Price: from around £280, Fiamma
Thule Caravan Light
Sitting on the A-Frame, the Thule Caravan Light rack can hold up to two bikes. While it can’t take e-bikes, this lightweight model weighs only 4.7kg, making it easy to use. The foam bumpers are a useful feature, which help to avoid the bike or caravan being damaged when you are on the road. Something worth bearing in mind is that while the rack is partly tiltable, you will still need to remember to remove your bikes before accessing the storage space.
Price: from around £140, Thule
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