Cycle trailers are very complex products, on which many tests have to be done to verify their full functionality, robustness and durability. Your cycle trailer should meet all the requirements of the applicable standard that we mention here. It is the responsibility of the manufacturers to demonstrate conformity of their products to the applicable standards and to declare that the products meet all the requirements laid down. Generally, the manufacturers can demonstrate conformity of their products in three ways:

  1. The manufacturer has its own, in-house test station and verifies all the parameters in there. 
  2. The manufacturer has the parameters verified by one of the testing laboratories that are competent to perform the required tests.
  3. The manufacturer takes a risk, does not verify any parameters and simply places its product on the market. This, however, is a very hazardous approach both for the manufacturer and (especially) for the users of such a product.
  • quality of the design/construction of cycle trailers 

    (sharp edges, protrusions, shear and compression points, entrapment, small parts, etc.)

  • drawbar, deflection devices
  • indirect contact with the wheels
  • front protection devices
  • folding mechanism
  • dimensions
  • parking brake (design, effectiveness etc.)
  • stability
  • frame, under-carriage (design, effectiveness etc.)
  • secondary safety device
  • restraint system strength
  • rigidity of passenger cab (strength, durability)
  • accompanying documentation  (technical descriptions etc.)
  • manual
  • marking (completeness, durability)
  • dimensions
  • cabin rigidity
  • construction
  • insufficient documentation, instructions and marking 
  • ČSN EN 15918+A1:2013 Cycles – Cycle trailers – Safety requirements and test methods


Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Luboš Feigl

Head of Department
+420 483 348 227
+420 602 147 283
Strojírenský zkušební ústav, s.p.
(Engineering Test Institute, Public Enterprise)