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Image for story Our Scottish Adventure

Our Scottish Adventure

In May, my family and I rode to Rugby station from our home 12 miles away and caught the train to London to get the Caledonian Sleeper to Fort William. We spent a fabulous car free week there!

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Image for story Chico Wildflower Ride

Chico Wildflower Ride

My friends and family rode with me in the Chico Wildflower ride on April 28, 2024! What a blast and what a well supported event! We rode the Valleyflower route which was 30 miles. The ride had lots... read more

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The cycle of life

There are many moments in our own 'journey' with cycling. I remember learning to do without stabilisers in our back garden when I was young, riding no hands, doing a paper round, riding to school..... read more

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Image for story Tiny Trailer

Tiny Trailer

Just over 2 years ago I had my first child. My son loves going for a ride on the bike with me. I had been eyeing up one of those bike trailers for some time. We stopped by torpedo7 and they happe... read more

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Biking Bonus

One bonus of biking to school rather than driving is that you can stop at a few places along the road to pick blackberries. Yum!

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Image for story The big smoke cycle

The big smoke cycle

for an amazing day out my wife and i took our train 10yr old boys to see a show in the west end. but this wouldn't just be any old trip. we took the train from rugby then travelled across Londo... read more

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From little things, big things grow

I've always loved the freedom I feel on a bike, ever since I was young and realised I could simply just ride wherever I needed to go. As an adult, I was particularly inspired after seeing how norma... read more

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Image for story Really, I am not a climber

Really, I am not a climber

I am not a climber, but last year, my son, 23, challenged me to ride the Death Ride with him. 104 miles, 13,500 feet of climb in the middle of July. ([address removed]) He and I are competiti... read more

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Flat fixing

Taught my 12 year old and 9 year olds how to fix a flat tire on their bikes so they can do it themselves if I’m busy or not around.

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Image for story Spending time together

Spending time together

Grateful to get out to ride with my daughter around the neighborhood. It’s rare we spend quality time together these days because she is so busy with school and extra curricular activities. So wond... read more

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Riding to School

Its a bit far to Ride to work, but as part of the bike month challenge, when i work from home i take the kids into school on their bikes. My son has been really motivated by the challenge and logg... read more

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Image for story Sunny Sunday

Sunny Sunday

We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday here in Gloucester so my husband, daughter and I rode along the canal out to Wholly Gelato for an icecream. A really beautiful 25 mile ride in total, a comple... read more

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Image for story Cycle with the kids

Cycle with the kids

My kids (7 & 6y old) were asking nearly for a week just before bed time if they could go out for a cycle with me. So last Monday on the bank holiday I took them out and they loved it. And o... read more

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Image for story Motivation

Motivation

I'm loving the motivation Ride and Shine has given me to get out on my bike! Such a great way to start and end the working day and making memories on the weekend with the family for a bike ride aro... read more

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Image for story Building Confidence

Building Confidence

Our 8 year old has always been a bit nervous on her bike. Growing up, I was the same so can sympathize with her feelings. During this challenge we've gone on a number family bike rides, and today ... read more

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Image for story Out with my boys in the sun

Out with my boys in the sun

Decided to get out and enjoy the sun, get some fresh air and all loved it. Finished off with an iceblock to reward ourselves

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Mr.

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Image for story Adventures in Parenting

Adventures in Parenting

Getting out for exercise with small kids requires a different approach than just simply hitting the trail. These days we have to factor in nap time for the little one, and pack an abundance of snac... read more

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Image for story 10 kms

10 kms

I took my kids to the bike park yesterday, and we rode around the flat tracks for an hour and a half, we tracked it on strava, and we had (or atleast i) had done 10.37 kms. Great motivation to k... read more

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Time well spent

My kids don't ride their bikes very often, so I created a plan to ride with them at least once a week and they love it. We try out local parks or just ride to the closest playground. It's been a g... read more

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Image for story Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Earlier this year I had my first bike accident. Due to a combination of overloading my ebike, driving down a hill, and faulty breaks, I flew over my handle bars and cracked my helmet; I walked away... read more

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Commuting with Kids

We LOVE our cycle commute. Even on rainy mornings and with the odd complaint about waterproof trousers not being the most comfortable things in the world, our five- and seven-year-old cycle just ov... read more

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Image for story A Reason to Roll Out

A Reason to Roll Out

Last month I made it a goal to get our sons out and about on the bike. I am much better with riding when I know I have a destination or a purpose. goDCgo sponsored by DC Department of Transportat... read more

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Image for story Une aventure Ă  tout les jours

Une aventure Ă  tout les jours

Rien de plus plaisant que d'utiliser le vélo pour se déplacer avec les enfants! Sur le retour de la garderie, pourquoi ne pas arrêter à un parc ou à la plage le temps d'une collation! Le vélo rend ... read more

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My Granddaughter is my inspiration

While I am not an avid bike rider, I invested in an Ebike to help me rider better. I am 60 with Fibro and do not have the leg strength for incline riding . The Ebike has changed all that, I can bet... read more

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Image for story Confidence

Confidence

We're working on building self-confidence and I think bike riding is a great addition to our parenting tool bag!!

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Image for story Pitch in for a new bike track for Forfar Nursery and Preschool

Pitch in for a new bike track for Forfar Nursery and Preschool

Our not-for-profit community preschool is running its annual Trike-a-Thon this Saturday. We are fundraising for a new bike track with better drainage, so the track is accessible to our Tamariki all... read more

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Image for story Our 'Bike Bus'

Our 'Bike Bus'

I've started taking the kids to school by bike this year and love how excited they get! On bike days they are out of the door in record time, eager to get pedalling. We're enjoying it so much, we'v... read more

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Getting my son out riding

I have upgraded my bike and I had a spare bike for our our youngest son 15yo to ride across town on Sunday. We travelled from Birkenhead to see Family in three kings. Along the way we stopped at ... read more

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Image for story Family cycle tour from Hamilton to Christchurch

Family cycle tour from Hamilton to Christchurch

Kids are more resilient than we give them credit for. These kids, aged 8 to 13, just biked from Hamilton to Christchurch! 26 days of cycling, usually around 50-60km per day, the biggest day was ov... read more

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Atlanta Streets Alive

First ride with my Grandson on my father's day gift "The Rocket" is the Blast Peachtree street closed to car but open to bike and walking. Daughter and youngest grandson walked along. Perfect Sund... read more

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Trailer

I love putting little ones in the trailer cart, they love it and its an extra workout with the extra weight

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Image for story 3 tortoise cycle from St Martins green

3 tortoise cycle from St Martins green

Wanted to share this easy circular route from St Martins Green. We logged 3 tortoises and managed a milkshake. There is a short stretch of main road from Ransoms to Queens Valley but it was qui... read more

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Fun Neighborhood Ride with Kids

It's been a fun challenge this May which has helped me engage in the fun neighborhood rides with my kids. They are excited about it, so that's a huge win. I'm hoping that it will continue once the ... read more

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Image for story Redwoods, Rotorua - Big day out

Redwoods, Rotorua - Big day out

Fifteen of us in our family, including our daughters, their partners and our grandchildren, so coordinating a big day out took a bit or organising. Thankfully we got nice weather, took picnic food ... read more

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Image for story Grande traversée des liens Qc>Lévis avec enfants 6 et 8 ans

Grande traversée des liens Qc>Lévis avec enfants 6 et 8 ans

Limoilou > Traversier vers Lévis > Pont de Québec > Promenade Champlain ­> Limoilou (maison) : par un beau dimanche (14 mai), ma petite famille a fait la grande traversée, ponctuée d'ar... read more

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Ride for fun

Today is nice cool day to ride your bike with my son in the back

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Winter Wonderland

This winter we hooked up the sleds to our Yuba AT and had a blast. It was probably the best time we have ever had on a bike.

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Image for story The best family hobby

The best family hobby

I started riding my bike to get fit, I then started taking my 11yr old to teach him some road sense and then started riding with my dog to get fit (and burn some energy!). My partner then thought h... read more

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Image for story My Dog loves a bike ride

My Dog loves a bike ride

We don't have any children but we have a little dog that is blind now but still loves his bike rides. I can't open the garage without him coming to see if we're going for a ride. Sometimes just sho... read more

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Love getting out with my grandson

My passion is getting out for a ride at McLeans Island and I really enjoy taking my 8 year old grand son out for a ride with me

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Image for story A family ride from Cape Reinga to Hamilton

A family ride from Cape Reinga to Hamilton

Kids can do anything! Our family just completed a summer tour riding from Cape Reinga to Hamilton along the Tour Aotearoa route. 756 km over 17 days with 2 adults and 4 kids (ages 7 to 12). The ki... read more

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Breaking the Law

My kids are fortunate enough to have access to a bi-directional, off-road cycleway. It takes us along Weymouth Road, about as well as any NZ path, but how do we get to it in the first place? What... read more

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Fun Time with the Family on the Seminole Trail

One of the main purchasing points of my home is that we are but a stone's throw away from the beautiful Seminole County Bike Trail! Each morning I hop on my new bike and get on the trail to "open" ... read more

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Carless life in wellington

We've been without a car in wellington for some 15 years now through choice, initially we just walked and bussed and taxid when needed everywhere then we decided to get a family cargo bike when we ... read more

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nursery

rode my child to nursery today

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Riding with my Grandson

I have taken my grandson Jonathan on several rides, I've watched his development from training wheels to a two wheeler and it's been a delight ! Now he's a showoff and loves to ride !

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Getting kids up and out

My kids are fairly attached to their electronics and like to hide in their rooms. I’ve tried a number of ways to get them up and out; some things work better than others. Yesterday it was dragging ... read more

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Image for story Tiny Human Time!!

Tiny Human Time!!

So as we all know… covid seems to be a constant and with that my tiny human with a heart condition can’t risk catching it. She’s a toddler and at two isn’t able to get vaccinated or do very much. A... read more

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