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Tackling the problem of dangerous parking outside school

Parking outside schools is a perennial problem. For those who drive, the problem is how to get a space close enough to the school to make it worthwhile getting the kids into the car in the first place. For those whose children cycle, walk or scoot to school the problem is how to safely negotiate…

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I’ve fallen in love with a season on a Scottish autumn family bike ride!

Wow! The Scottish Borders were looking fabulous during our half term break

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The Cycle Sprog balance bike – designed and built at The Bicycle Academy, England!

A couple of months ago, I posted about the Balance Bike course at The Bicycle Academy, and how I had spent an intense but wonderful two days learning to create what, for me at least, was a marvel of balance bike design. Having waited and waited for some good weather, I finally managed to get…

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Today I went on a very special family bike ride

Today something very special happened. It was a lovely sunny day, and we set off as usual on a family bike ride. As he has done so many times before, Chris was pulling 4 year old T behind him, this time using the FollowMe Tandem cycle hitch, whilst T sat resplendent on his little blue Islabike…

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Once upon a time, we used to go camping and cycling

How life changes when the kids come along!

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Learning to ride a bike, the Islabikes way!

Today my son learnt to ride his bike

With impeccable timing, the day after Froome wins the Tour de France, 4 year old T learns to ride his bike!

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Building a balance bike at the Bicycle Academy

Chris has been on a balance bike building course – lots of brazing and biscuits!

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Today was our school’s annual Bike It Breakfast

What a brilliant morning! The sun is shining and it was “Bike It Breakfast” at school, which is held to celebrate the end of “Walk And Cycle to School Week”. The school was also Heart FM’s School of the Day, so the radio was playing in the background (although I think we arrived too late…

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Great Manchester Cycle family ride – we did it!!!!

We’ve done our first ever organised cycle ride. Find out how we got on

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I’m going on a balance bike building course!

Chris is very excited – he’s going to learn how to build a balance bike!

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