Cycling belongs to one of my family’s favourite sports. My hubby used to commute to London for a few years on a daily basis before we moved even further out of this great city. He also loves taking part in London to Brighton Bike Ride.
I am not that confident on roads with cars, and prefer off-road. That is one big reason why taking part in a triathlon is still just my dream. One day! I just need to get more courage!
I believe cycling is a great activity to do as a family, and these days you can get out with your little ones even if they are too young to ride a bike themselves or would not last very long.
When our older daughter Isabelle was tiny we used to go without her, and of course the luxury of going anytime and anywhere we wanted has never returned, but cycling a s a family is fabulous too. We also did when we were on holiday in Fuerteventura last Xmas!
But back to cycling with a little one.
I remember well how excited Isabelle was when we bought a child bike seat. We went for a Hamax Siesta One Point Fitting Rear Mounted Recliner Seat, as it was recommended to us by many of our friends.
Back then it was the new top of the range seat from Hamax and we are still very happy with it now, many years later.
It is very easy to attach to your bike, even I can do it! After our younger daughter Olivia came round, we started taking her on family bike rides when she was about 1.5 year old. She looked very comfortable and safe at the same time.
Olivia loves going for a bike ride and would you believe she even fell asleep in it when being on a bumpy road?
Isabelle helping her little sister to enjoy a ride on a big bike!
Olivia will be 5 this spring and is very keen on learning to ride her bike without stabilisers like her big sister. Isabelle was about 5 when she learnt to do so, and I can imagine Olivia will be doing so in no time too.
When do you think is the right age for little one to start riding without stabilisers?
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