Mountain Biking

Ketchum Pump Track, Idaho

Ketchum Capers – cycling with kids in Sun Valley, Idaho

Next stop on our family road trip was Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho, where we’d planned two days of mountain biking. Would we survive Forbidden Fruit?

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Bike ride in Bend, Oregon

Family mountain biking in Bend, Oregon

We had to move on from Portland to Bend – little did we know what joy were in store…..

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Our family cycling holiday in the French Alps

Family cycling in the Alps – a fun downhill ride from Col du Lautaret to Briançon

Quite possibly one of the most stunning family bike rides we’ve ever been on (with no climbing but lots of downhill!)

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Views from the top of the world - riding the Islabikes Creig MTB

Family friendly MTB route – Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

This off road route near Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales is a great introduction to cross country mountain biking for kids

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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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Whyte 403 junior mountain bike at the 2016 Cycle Show

2017 kids mountain bikes showcased at the NEC Cycle Show

Drool over the latest junior mountain bikes to hit the shops soon!

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The start of the Kirroughtree Blue Taster Loop, 7Stanes, Galloway Forest, Scotland

Riding the new MTB trail for kids at 7Stanes Kirroughtree

The mountain bike trails at 7Stanes Mountain Biking Centre at Kirroughtree in the Galloway Forest were improved at the end of August. with a great new kid-friendly loop.   The existing 2km taster mountain biking loop was extended to provide a new section of single track, which introduces the excitement of sweeping berms and camel…

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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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Cube Kids 240 SL

Cube 240 kids mountain bike review

The Cube 240 is a great mountain bike for a 7 or 8 year old. Here’s our review

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