Why I Love Cycling!

We all know that exercise in general is good for us and it’s probably also true that everyone has a particular type of exercise that they prefer over the others, for me that’s cycling.

I just love cycling and although I haven’t done it for a few years it is certainly something that I would take up again if I had the free time to do it.

This time of year always brings back those memories of my early to mid teenage years, riding my bike with my brother and cousins across to local woods or along the seafront for a free day out.

This year especially since Oliver has started riding his bike that we got him earlier in the year I have been thinking a lot about how I would love to start up again. It would be very easy considering my bike is sitting in the shed awaiting an MOT.

This year also I have wondered where my love of cycling has come from! It got me thinking about my childhood before those teenage summers, between the ages of around seven and eleven I used to watch Le Tour De France with my Dad, well the highlights, and used to be amazed at the speeds those cyclists did and the ground they could cover. I remember racing my younger brother and us both pretending that we were participants in the Tour and I think those memories resurface whenever I do ride my bike.

One thing I am certain of though is that as the boys grow older and they start getting more independent and confident in their ability to ride I will be taking them out for bike rides and picnics as a way of making sure they learn to love cycling as much as I do.

This is a sponsored post paid for by Bike Discounts UK a comparison website for the cycling enthusiast.

On Yer Bike! 

Oliver has been asking for a bike for a little while, long enough for us to know he was serious about wanting one. He has been riding a bike at school during breaks and at lunch and has developed the desire to further pursue the new skills that he had acquired.

So recently we went to the bike shop and let Oliver choose a bike that both he liked and we thought suitable for him as a first bike.

Well to say it has been a success is an understatement. He loves it and he loves riding his bike. The bike he chose was a Police themed bike and he loves it.

I wrote last week about how I’m really not a fan of sport or exercise, however the one thing I have always enjoyed is Cycling. I haven’t really kept it up as an adult however as a kid I rode practically everywhere. Summer holidays were spent riding to local parks and woods and spending the day out on bikes with my brother and friends. Since Oliver has gotten his bike we have already been out multiple times and both Oliver and Leo have enjoyed the rides in the countryside around our village, Leo has use of Olivers old trike, which has a handle for myself or Keighley to push him along.

I am looking forward to the future when the boys are that little bit older and the whole family can go on a long cycle ride for the day. This wont be for a few years yet but in the mean time we have to concentrate on getting Oliver less dependant on his stabilisers and riding on two wheels rather then four. I am looking forward to how Oliver and Leos riding skills develop over the next few years.