Video: Back On The Bike – A Welsh Adventure

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If you love riding a bike, there’s probably someone in your life that you wish you could take out there and share the joy with. Maybe even prove to them it’s never too late to try riding a bike again? That’s just what rider and photographer Samantha Saskia Dugon did – with her mum.

It had been many, many years since her mum, Marjie Dugon, had ridden a bike, so it was always going to be a challenge. Watch the video, and see if you think they decided it was worth it?

Who would you like to take on a trip like this? Maybe you’ve already had the joy of showing someone what a bike ride can do for them? Tell us in the comments, we’re just away to get that bit of dust out of our eyes.

To help her on the trip, Sam’s mum rode an eJimi from Islabikes, which we’ve reviewed here.

Samantha has previously written for Singletrack and won Best Published Image in our 2019 Reader Awards. You can read her feature on the Fort William World Cup here:


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Comments (4)

    That was brill. Well done Mum Marjie

    That was a wonderful film…I’ve been biking with my son over the past 10 years (I’m 53 and he’s 13) and cherish those moments. Sometimes you just have to push yourself beyond what you think you can do…I take both my woolie hats off to you, Marjie.

    Very good, well done for getting out there.

    This is brilliant, the story and relatable and honest humanity of it is a refreshing change from pumping choonz and bike-in-air glamour shots (not that that’s wrong per-se, but it is easy to become ambivalent to). I’m privileged to have been encouraged into all sorts of cycling by my parents, so it is great to see that working the other way round. I love it that Isla Bikes support stuff like this, it really sets them apart as a brand that wants to get ordinary people out there enjoying it for all the reasons us old dogs do!

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