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Family cycling

5 to 8 years

Children love cycling - it's fast and fun, and gives them freedom and independence to get around. And you don’t need to wait until your kids are old enough to ride themselves to start enjoying the benefits of cycling as a family.

Cycling is brilliant for your kids - it helps them get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day, which one-third of children don't currently achieve. And, once you've invested in bikes and some basic kit, it costs very little but provides so many benefits:

  • kids who walk and cycle to school are more alert and ready to learn than those who arrive by car
  • it's fantastic fun and, for many kids, can feel much more exciting than travelling by car
  • cycling can help kids get to know their local area and feel part of it
  • good travel habits learned young will last a lifetime
  • cyclists breathe in less pollution from traffic than car drivers

And don’t stop at your immediate family - cycling spans the generations. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages, so grandparents can get involved too. It's easier to learn to cycle when you're young and it's a life skill that your kids will have forever!

Make photos of your family cycling trips, upload to the App. Write briefly about the experiences and your impressions.

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