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And she’s off!

March 21st, 2011 · 8 Comments · bike, biking, hayley, islabike, lucy, video, wheels

Last week, with a little help from Mummy, Lucy got straight up and running on a proper bike at the first attempt. She had been pestering Hayley all morning to let her have a go and when she got her chance she took it with some aplomb. So she is riding at exactly 3 years […]

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Time flies…

August 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · bike, islabike, lucy, oliver, wedding

If time flies when you are having fun then I am Funtime Franky from Chucklesville, Laughter County. Or more likely I am realising there is WAY too much to do before the wedding. Consequently posting to this blog is an activity that hasn’t been getting much of a look-in, which is a shame as there’s […]

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La dolce vita

July 4th, 2009 · No Comments · bike, islabike, lucy, oliver

There are plenty of reasons why I write this blog, but most of them can be distilled down to “for my kids”. But that’s a rather lazy description. I want the kids to be able to see themselves as they were, but also for them to see how Hayley and I were too. Perhaps that’s […]

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Mountain Mayhem 2009 (incorporating Father’s Day)

June 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · bike, camping, islabike, oliver

This year, after the wash-out of 12 months ago, I decided to sit out the racing at Mountain Mayhem 2009 and instead to go along for the spectacle. As well as offering a little encouragement to those friends who were still riding, it gave me the chance to take Oliver camping for the first time. […]

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Look what I ordered!

May 15th, 2009 · No Comments · bike, islabike, oliver

Having just celebrated my own birthday, I am as excited about ordering this for Oliver as I would be ordering a bike for myself. Hell, who am I kidding, I am more excited! It’s another offering from Islabikes, a company specialising in bikes for kids. This one is the Cnoc 14 (pronounced as in “knock”). […]

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Fun in the Sun

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments · islabike, lucy, oliver

The sun shone this Easter Saturday so Oliver and I took a trip down to Bruntwood Park with his Islabike. We took advantage of some of the open spaces and grassy slopes for Oliver to practice his cycling skills. Afterwards, we each enjoyed an ice-cream, me sitting on the grass, Oliver sitting in my lap, […]

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Why I love Decathlon

February 28th, 2009 · No Comments · bike, islabike, lucy, oliver, video

Not only does my local Decathlon store provide a good supply of reasonably priced sporting goods, but in the winter months it provides a spacious place for me and the kids to go and amuse ourselves. I check out the cycling gear and sometimes buy them clothes, while they try out the various balls, flip-flops, […]

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Back on the Islabike

April 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · bike, islabike, oliver

After a long gap, Oliver has taken to riding his Islabike again, this time getting the knack of sitting down to ride it instead of instinctively standing up. After some success within the confines of our living room, we decided to take it to the park. I was delighted to see him really start to […]

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Back on the bike

April 8th, 2008 · No Comments · bike, islabike, oliver

Today I came home to find Oliver has taken to riding his Islabike around the living room, sitting down on the seat this time, unlike his earlier ventures. Hayley had been encouraging him while I was at work and the two of them kept telling me I would have a surprise when I got home, […]

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First go on the Islabike

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments · islabike

This evening we took Oliver to the park and showed him his surprise: a new bike. I unveiled it with great import and ceremony (from under our picnic blanket). “Bike!”, was his predictable reaction as he eagerly took up the reigns (well, handlebars). He then proceeded to waddle across the grass. He continued this way […]

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