Cycling is a cost-effective, fun and adventurous way for families to spend time together and with school holidays just around the corner, what better way to get out and enjoy the great weather than jumping on a bike with the kids. Now, while they are young, is a great time to get kids into fun, healthy exercise habits that could last a lifetime.
To encourage as many Kiwis as possible to get on their bikes this summer, a number of events will be held around the country as part of the Bike Wise programme. For further information, visit www.bikewise.co.nz/events.
Here are some tips to ensure your family has fun and stays safe on their bikes this summer:
Riding Safely with Children
Getting Ready to Cycle
If your bikes have been sitting in the shed, or left out in the elements for some time, ensure you give them a quick health and safety check before heading out on your first ride:
Published 14 December, 2012, with thanks to Bike Wise