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Modelling the Fat Lass at the Back cycling jersey

What’s new in family cycling at the London Bike Show 2017?

There were some exciting kids bikes on display at the London Bike Show – you just can’t buy them!

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Camping and cycling

My 2017 New Year Resolutions – lots more cycling!

Happy New Year! As we start a new year, I thought I’d share with you my 2017 New Year Resolutions. They include what family cycling adventures I’d like to go on, a few cycling experiences for myself, plus what I’d like to do to improve Cycle Sprog. So here goes: My 2017 family cycling resolutions Here are a few things I’d love…

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2016 has been a great year for kids bikes and family cycling

2016 hasn’t been all bad! In fact it’s been a bumper year for family cycling

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The panellists of the Family Cycling discussion at the Women and Bicycles Festival in Oxford, March 2017

Fancy coming to chat about family cycling?

I’m going to be chairing the Family Cycling panel at the 2017 Festival of Women and Bicycles – would be great to see you there!

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Islabikes Imagine Rice Pedals on sustainably built childrens bikes

Rice pedals and curved frames – the Imagine Project starts to take shape

Rice pedals and curved frames – the Imagine Project starts to take shape Last month here on Cycle Sprog we featured an interview with Isla Rowntree about the Imagine Project.  Isla Rowntree is the founder of Islabikes, the quality kids bike manufacturer based in Ludlow, Shropshire, and has embarked on a mission to transform the…

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Mountain biking during the autumn at Grizedale Forest, Cumbria

Practise makes perfect – riding the North Face MTB trail at Grizedale

Over the autumn half term holiday our boys were lucky enough to attend two days of mountain bike training run by our local British Cycling coaches. This left Chris and I with not one, but two child free days to enjoy some mountain biking- what a luxury!!  I’ve already written about how we got on practicing…

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Enjoying our child free day Mountain Biking at Gisburn Forest

We went time travelling this half term – back to BC!

This half term Chris and myself went time travelling. Back, back through the ages to a time BC – Before Children. A time when we used to ride our mountain bikes together, enjoying each other’s company. A time when we would stop when we wanted or needed to stop, and ride when we wanted to…

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Cube Kids Mountain Bike - 2017 range

We’re getting excited about the 2016 Cycle Show Trade Day

Hello! We’ve now been to the Cycle Show, and you can read our write ups of what we saw in the following articles: It was balance bike heaven at the 2016 Show Show 2017 Kids Mountain Bikes showcased at the NEC Cycle Show Islabikes Pro Series – a first encounter at the 2016 Cycle Show Kiddimoto…

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What makes a good MTB trail for kids?

What makes a great MTB trail for kids? A Path Geek explains

When you’re riding with your kids along a cycle track or trail, have you ever stopped to consider how it was designed and why? And more importantly, what makes a great MTB trail for kids?  I have to confess it’s not something I’d given much thought to, until very recently.  We were at the 7Stanes Kirroughtree mountain biking…

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Riders struggling up Beast Banks, Kendal at the end of Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain 2016

Is it OK if Sir Bradley Wiggins signs his autograph on your school jumper?

This week we were lucky enough to have Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain finish in our home town of Kendal.  The riders had given their all on the mountainous Cumbrian route, and this showed in their faces as they passed us on the final climb up Beast Banks to the finish line (which…

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