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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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7 year old riding his Islabike up Beast Banks Kendal, Tour of Britain 2016

Riding the Tour of Britain before school

It’s not every day you get to ride part of the Tour of Britain route before school, but today was one of those days! Stage Two of The Tour of Britain is heading from Carlisle to Kendal along some of the steepest and most stunning roads Cumbria has to offer before finishing at the top…

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My magic doesn't work on the Cuda CP20R

Wingardium Leviosa!

For almost a year the Cycle Sprog household has been in the grip of magical forces. N started to read the Harry Potter books last summer, aged 9.  He disappeared into his room, and hardly ventured out until the final book was finished. I was allowed to read the last book to him, which was a…

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Eric's Big Day by Rod Waters

Kids book review: Eric’s Big Day – a bicycle race like so many others

I’m a real pushover when it comes to anything to do with kids cycling, so when I was in Look Mum No Hands a couple of months ago, I couldn’t resist a lovely looking hard backed book called “Eric’s Big Day – A Bicycle Race Unlike Any Other” by Rod Waters. I purchased it, and brought…

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Cycling rather than watching football

Why I’ve given up on football

I’ve realised that I’d rather to watch the cycling than the football with my children. Here’s why……

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Impact of EU referendum on family cycling

Imagine if family cycling was part of the EU referendum debate

Imagine a world where the cost of family cycling holidays was part of the Brexit argument

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Islabikes Cnoc 16 Pro Series kids performance bike

Would you pay £800 on a bike for a 4 year old?

Would you spend £800 on a bike for a 4 year old? Or £1,600 on a bike for a 10 year old? What has the reaction been like to the new Islabikes Pro Series?

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New series on selling your old kids bike goes live!

Today’s we launch our first ever series of articles. Find out why we chose to focus on selling your kids used bikes

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WACC2016 picnic

Meeting and making friends at WACC2016

This week I took the plunge and attended my first ever cycling conference.   I decided to attend the Women and Cycling Conference (WACC2016) in Hereford because Cycle Sprog is all about cycling with kids, and at least half of parents are women.  If we’re going to get more kids and parents cycling, we need to get…

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