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Top Cars for Cyclists

26 Jun 2024

Cycling is a popular hobby, and we’re blessed in the South West to have so many gorgeous bike trails. However, loading your bike and equipment can be a faff if you don’t have the right car. The amount of energy we exert into trying to manoeuver an awkwardly-shaped object into a confined space can almost make the bike ride not worth the hassle.

If cycling is your thing, we’ve got the solution. We’ve rounded up the top cars for cyclists.

Land Rover Discovery

If there’s any vehicle perfect for holding bikes, whether inside or on top of, it’s the practical Land Rover Discovery. The Discovery’s ability to hold two bikes on the roof, two in the boot, and three on the tailgate makes it the perfect car for a cycling holiday.

Its off-road capabilities make the Discovery hugely beneficial for the mountain bikers, and the rugged Devon hills provide the ideal landscape.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has always been a firm favourite for those that prioritise space and luxury. The E-Class Estate has more than enough space in its boot to accommodate at least a couple of bikes with the rear seats folded. The boot also includes a handy load liner and a low load lip, making loading and unloading easy and clean.

You can also carry two bikes on a roof rack, or a tow-bar-mounted rack provides the option to carry three bikes. The E-Class models offer great fuel economy, so you won’t have to worry about the additional weight.

Volkswagen Tiguan

One of the most popular mid-sized SUVs on the market, the Volkswagen Tiguan is renowned for its spacious and practical interior. With the rear seats folded down, the boot has a 1,655-litre space available, a square opening, and no load lip, making loading bikes a breeze.

If you want the option to carry more bikes, a roof rail or bike carrier can easily fold into the spare tyre wheel when not in use, making it the perfect accessory for a seamless bike ride.

Dacia Duster

A small SUV with a big personality, the Dacia Duster is an affordable option with off-road capabilities and a spacious interior. The boot space can be extended to 1,623 litres with the rear seats folded, and a tow-bar-mounted carrier can carry a further two bikes.

The Duster comes with a boot liner as standard to keep it clean from muddy wheels or dirty handlebars, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning your car after every bike ride.

Skoda Superb Estate

The Skoda Superb Estate features in many top-ten lists for a variety of reasons, from practicality to comfort, equipment to price, and its bike-carrying capabilities means it’s made it to this list, too.

Its large boot, wide tailgate opening, and low floor make the Superb Estate the perfect model for loading equipment into, and an extra roof rack and tow-bar carrier means there’s more than enough room for the whole family’s bikes.

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