Cycling is a huge part of our family life. My husband is a mountain biker. Both kids ride their bikes to school (although often they prefer the thrills of scooting instead). I have a huge orange Yuba Mundo cargo bike (called ‘Rocket’) which I use to get around. I really only use the car for the big fortnightly grocery shop and to get my Mum to appointments. Sometimes I use the car to get the kids to their activities, especially the further afield ones; mostly they are passengers on ‘Rocket’ or riding alongside me. We consider ourselves a cycling family, and I’m known locally as the ‘Cycling Mum’.
I want other families to discover the joy of cycling. I want other kids to grow up having experienced the adventure of cycle touring and/or the practicality of getting around by bike. I want our kids to feel safe and confident getting themselves around by bike so they grow up knowing alternatives to car travel. I want to inspire and inform so that you too can make your own cycling journey and discover these joys for yourself.
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