Briefly my daughter has THE most awkward car. It's a Honda Civic hatch new style and the only way to carry a bike outside will be expensive roof bars or towbar. The roof option is just financially viable the towbar not. However she is a single parent and although quite tall at 5'10" not particularly strong. I don't want to buy the roof system for them if she has no hope of getting their bikes up on to it. Her son is 6 so his bike might be easier but hers is quite heavy! Is there a knack or should she just give up!! They have busy main roads (outer London) before they can reach any safe cycling and she is not prepared to use those. Anyone into biking please don't buy this car!!!