Getting back to bicycles

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Bike tyre on tarmac

Bike tyre on tarmac

It’s been a long time since I have ridden a bicycle. Properly ridden one I mean, over a distance longer than the length of our drive. It’s probably been ten years, maybe even more. The saying goes that you don’t forget how to though, so last autumn my husband and I bought ourselves a pair of new-to-us bicycles.


There are a couple of reasons behind this somewhat sudden purchase. The first was the increasing levels of pain in my feet which no longer made running seem like a good option to increase my fitness levels. The second, and possibly more important reason, was to get our three boys more enthused about being active on their bicycles. They had been enjoying them before we moved house the summer before, but had lost their confidence a little. Family bike rides seemed like a perfect opportunity to not only get out together but to get active together and regain our confidence as a family, together.

The bikes that we bought are in super condition, although now we are starting to take them out more it appears that less can be said of my cycling abilities, and even less can be said of our accessories. Once heaped with bike lights, drink bottle holders and bicycle cleaner they are now nowhere to be found. Thank goodness for the internet and for Bike Discounts UK who supply all this and more at superb prices.

Riding a bike

All set to go we have ventured out a few times so far, although I confess that our family bike rides have been mostly restricted to a few wobbles along our road and a local greenway. With brighter, longer, hopefully drier days on the horizon though, I am excited to get pedalling this year. In fact, we already have a list of places to wobble around 😉 .

What activities do you enjoy to keep active as a family? Do drop me a comment below!

Getting Back to Cycling

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