Too good not to share – A Family Biking Guide

Covering everything from Cycling whilst Pregnant through Biking with babies, toddlers, teaching your child to ride and cycling to school, this great guide from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is a great resource to have in your bookmarks.  It was too good a find not to share!

http://www.sfbike.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SF-Bicycle-Coalition-FamilyBikingGuide.pdf

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Bikes in Schools – Bike On New Zealand Charitable Trust

An introduction to Bikes in Schools; a national programme from Bike On New Zealand Charitable Trust getting Kiwi kids on bikes regularly within the schools.

Source: Bikes in Schools – Bike On New Zealand Charitable Trust

Book Review: Everyday Cycling

Winters a great time to snuggle up with a good book, and here is one you will find enjoyable and useful.  I like the focus on everyday cycling rather than a sports / fitness orientation.  It is written in a friendly, enthusiastic style and stylishly presented.  And it has a bit of info for families – another thing missing from most cycling books.

Of course what we really need is a book on cycling just for families, but that is not far away!  Meanwhile, check out:

Everyday Cycling by Alastair Smith

Here’s what one reviewer had to say:

This book is ideal for first-time cyclist and also has some worthy tips for the more experienced cyclist…The content layout and colour images are clear, simple to read and very comprehensible…For such a small book, it covers just about everything you can think of for urban cycling, from selecting a bike and cycling gears through to riding skills, bicycles on public transport, basic bicycle maintenance and recommended routes in major cities throughout the country…Above all else, this book is a great gift for the person ‘who has everything’ including a bike that’s just sitting in the garage collecting dust.
CHARLIE HOLLAND, WE LOVE BOOKS, THE BOOKSELLERS NEW ZEALAND BLOG

It is available in bookshops and online from Awa Press, RRP $35.

10 tips for the ladies on how to become a cycle commuter – Ignite Your Thinking

Some great tips for women who want to cycle.  And the idea of commuting with your kids is included too, awesome!

This is for the ladies out there, did you know we are very under-represented in the urban cycling stats? It’s time to change these figures!

Source: 10 tips for the ladies on how to become a cycle commuter – Ignite Your Thinking