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How do I pull a child’s bike behind my bike?

When your child is old enough to pedal but not able to ride long distances, what do you do?

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How to get more children cycling safely to your school

The UK is fast becoming a nation full of obsese children living in polluted cities. Cycling to school is often mentioned as a great way to get more kids active and reduce the number of cars on the road. However, being brutally honest the prospect of cycling to school is terrifying for most parents because the…

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£13m invested in teaching kids to ride a bike – but where are they going to cycle????

Today the Department for Transport has announced a further £13m of government money is being invested in the Bikeability Scheme, helping to ensure that more children are taught to ride a bike. Doesn’t this sound a positive move???  Should we, as parents, not be celebrating and thanking the government for their generosity?? When I read…

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Mountain biking school trip to Hay on Wye

A school trip with a difference – Mountain biking to Hay-on-Wye

I’m sure we all remember the trips we would take with school. Even if it was only to the local pool, it usually involved a coach trip. Gary, the Deputy Head at Michaelchurch Escley Primary in Hereford, decided on a trip with a difference! Over to you Gary… Mountain biking from school to Hay-on-Wye for…

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Balanceability training for schools

How to get balance bike lessons at your school

Ever wondered how to get balance bike lessons at your school?

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Operation Close Pass – what is it, and does it work?

Operation Close Pass is an initiative being rolled out by police forces across the UK to reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers not giving enough space to people riding bikes. Today it was the turn of Cumbria Police to introduce the scheme, so I headed up to the launch at Rheged Centre in…

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How I managed to carry on cycling when I became a mum

All parents know and love(!) the joy of getting their child around and about. From those nervous early trips to the doctors, via the shops, playgroups and swimming pool to the nursery/school run, it’s a daily ritual that we all go through.  What about trying to do all this without a car?  Keen cyclist and mum-to-be Dawn decided she would invest…

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The daily school run by bike and tagalong – a new era dawns

Every day, come rain or shine we do the daily commute to school by bike, heading up the hill to N’s school on two wheels. Well, truth be told three wheels actually, as 6 year old N sits astride his tagalong with flag bobbing around in the wind. Four year old T meanwhile, has pride…

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