Sponsors stylish Swedish-designed Sidebuddy, the new eco-solution for city transportation
As our cities become increasingly congested with traffic and pollution, bicycles are proving an increasingly popular way to get around town more quickly and easily and with the added benefit of zero emissions.
However, sometimes cycling may not be practical, if you have to transport children, pets or shopping for example. Swedish designer Jordi Hans saw an opportunity to invent a versatile add-on solution – the SideBuddy side trailer.
Inspired by the classic designs of motorbike sidecars, the SideBuddy can be attached to either standard bicycles or new electric models and fits up to three children (aged 0–7 years) or cargo up to 120kg. Multi-functional and versatile, it is ideal for families, street sellers, tourists, commuters and even surfers!
Always keen to support new and innovative ideas, when TR Fastenings, Sweden were approached by the designers of SideBuddy to be a possible sponsor, they were keen to hear more.
"As a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial components, environmental thinking is an area we are particularly interested in. In our opinion, the Sidebuddy is a unique project with huge commercial potential and one we are delighted to support. The components that were selected, such as screws, nuts, washers, springs and rubber parts, were already approved and validated for use in the automotive sector and readily available for us to supply to the customer. This amounted to a huge saving in terms of time for the Sidebuddy team."
Engineering and R&D Manager