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Whether you’re a mum or a dad, many bike riding parents will be familiar with the itch of wanting to get away on an adventure. This film by Monet Adams will perhaps give you the confidence that it’s still possible – just take the kids along for the ride with you!
Three cycling mothers take on bike packing the Rebellion Way with their 7-month old, 2-year old and 17-year old disabled child in tow to challenge the perception that adventures outdoors, personal challenges and mothership have to exist individually. This film follows the group as they learn the limits of their own legs and support each other through the highs and lows of being a mum and a bike rider.
You don’t even have to be a parent to find this inspiring – it shows that an adventure doesn’t need to be epic. Perhaps you’ve been injured, or ill, or just lost your mojo. Perhaps a spot of hotel assisted bike touring could be just the thing to get you out of a rut?
Long term readers may recall that Barney took his kids bike packing for an actual overnight in the wild trip – (in)complete with no toilets. You can enjoy that tale here:
It can be hard to find time to yourself to ride – but there are ways to even up the domestic duties and grab those moments:
And here are some more tips on having harmonious family rides:
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