Safe Cycling with Cycleplan

Cycling is such a lovely family hobby, you can get out and about, you can get fit together and you can simply have fun. I recently wrote a post about George learning to ride his bike for the first time, and now we’ve embarked on Molly’s special journey.
Last week Warren removed her stabilisers and the hard work began. For her first session we introduced them both to some lovely accessories gifted to us from Cycleplan. Along with this we talked about general cycling safety and used Cycleplan’s really useful ‘Learning to Ride Check-list’ to make sure we were ready to go!
Warren always checks the tyre pressure of each bike before we go out, and we’ve always ensured everyone has a helmet on too. But when I looked at the list I realised there were a few things we may overlook sometimes, such as seat height (if a child grows) or high visibility clothing. Luckily we were given some high visibility vests and stickers, so the kiddies got to work decorating their bikes and getting ready to ride out.

This list has become very useful, and I’m pleased to say we’ve started off well! I think a soft surface to begin with is key, as well as heaps and heaps of patience! As I mentioned before in my post about George, it mostly happens because they want to learn and then they do, us adults are there to guide, help and encourage, but they deserve 100% credit when they take off on their own!
I think it’s really important to instil these essential safety guidelines into our children’s minds, but to also really enjoy the journey from stabilisers to true freedom on two wheels!

Even the dog joined in!

Molly has only just started her journey, but I don’t think it will be long before she is catching up with George!
Have your children taken the plunge to go stabiliser free yet? Do you follow a checklist and talk safety with them?
Happy riding!
Disclosure: I received a gift box from Cycleplan in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.


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