What Car? Q&A - Who makes a Mini Cooper Convertible bike
James Green, via e-mail
A: You're in luck - Mini makes its own bike rack for the convertible. The bad news is that it isn't cheap.
First, you'll need a 'rear rack system' (£380). Then you'll need the bike rack itself, which will cost you another £52.
That's not all, because the apparatus will obscure your Mini's tail-lights, so, to stay on the right side of the law, you'll also need a 'lights kit' (£64), and an 'electric kit' (£155) to wire them up.
In total, you'll be shelling out £650. If you went for the hatchback version, you'd get away with spending just £185 (£120 on a 'base support system' and £65 on a 'touring cycle holder').
Unfortunately, there's no towbar currently available for the Cooper Convertible, so that rules out a number of cheaper aftermarket bike racks which attach to a towbar.