Kids on bikes Pt.1 – Fun!
Riding a bicycle evokes something quite youthful in people. In some primal way, it reconnects us with being young and knowing little of the world’s cares. This is the lifelong legacy of riding a bicycle as a child.
So these past few weeks, with Australian school children on holidays, it’s delightful to see so many little people pedalling around the bike paths. Some riding with their parents, others riding with grandparents. Some riding their bikes to holiday programs at the local community drop-in house, some carrying fishing rods across their handlebars to fish in the creek, some with skateboards on their way to the skate bowl and others improvising their own bike and skate ramp combo. Lots of kids on bikes and lots of fun being made!
But bikes, kids and fun isn’t reserved just for when it’s holiday time. When we swapped seasons for April and visited Oslo, Norway, we enjoyed a Sunday bicycle ride with our friends and their two children aged ten and eight. To my amazement and admiration, our young pedalling friends showed great endurance and resilience in riding throughout the day. By the end of our circuit, their little wheels had ridden 28 kilometres! We peppered it with plenty of stops for photos, chats and treats to make the journey fun. Finding Maridalen with its beautiful lake and forests was a new adventure for all of us. So together we pedalled and explored and discovered, and made picnics and memories that will live long with us.
For one of my grandnieces having fun on a bike is an every-weekend adventure. She rides with her Grandma each weekend to a cafe for breakfast or coffee. Her Mum runs, her Grandma pedals and she sits perched in a bike seat attached to the back of Grandma’s bike. Snug, safe and loving her weekend bicycle ride… at one and a half years old!
And finally, I want to share with you a video from the JJJJ family who love surfing, live on Australia’s Sunshine Coast and make a natural zinc for surfers called SurfMud. Their whole family surfs…
So, with surfing over for the day, brother and sister teamed up. If you want to see what kids can do with a bicycle and a skateboard… click on the link below, then click the photo to watch the 15 second video… Kids on bikes have great F U N 🙂
A video posted by Jase – Jel – Jarv – Jess (@thejjjjfamily) on Jul 7, 2015 at 9:16pm PDT