4 Ways to Make Cycling A Family Activity
Many cyclists see their hobby as a pursuit that they can only enjoy when they get 'a minute to themselves' on weekends or perhaps very early in the mornings.
But as family life becomes busier, it becomes harder and harder to find time to enjoy your road cycling passion.
That's why more and more cyclists are introducing their partners and kids to cycling. The benefits are almost too long to list, but among the top reasons are that it gets everyone spending time together, improves your health as a family, and lets you enjoy both your passion and family at the same time.
Here are our top ways to make cycling a family-friendly activity.
Choose your course - remember when you began road cycling and how daunting it could be competing with cars, trucks or even other cyclists for space? It goes without saying that for children, the challenge is exactly the same.
As luck would have it, the city of Melbourne and the surrounding areas have plenty of great places for novice cyclists to learn, from the great rides on the tracks around Southbank to the waterside rides in the St Kilda area.
Make it part of the routine - riding can be great fun, but enjoying the experience can only happen after young cyclists become comfortable with it. Making cycling part of the everyday routine goes a long way to achieving this.
You can do this by cycling to school a few times a week, having a regular weeknight ride or even setting aside time on the weekend to explore as a family.
Don't forget snacks - even adult cyclists get grumpy when there isn't a good cafe or food at some point on their ride, and the same is true of kids. Plenty of water and a few snacks will improve everyone's mood when energy levels start to fall.
Get your hands dirty - part of the love of cycling comes from taking pride in your bike. Kids have the exact same connection with their own bikes. You can build on this by showing them how to maintain, repair and eventually, modify their own bikes.
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