Cycling. It’s a free activity. Once you’ve bought a bike, a bike seat, a lock for your bike, a helmet…

We had our first solo cycle this morning (by solo I mean without daddy to help us). We only went along to our regular music class and back again; a long enough journey to make me feel it was worth it, but short enough that should I have needed to walk, I wouldn’t have had to walk with a toddler strapped to my bike for too long!

I was a bit apprehensive about it at first, but once we got going it was absolutely fine. I only stopped to take a photo of us! The biggest problem was getting the little lady on & off the bike without it falling over. I do have a bike stand, which I thought would help. Either I don’t really trust it enough, or it’s actually as wobbly as I think it is; I’m not sure which.

I do wish I didn’t have to carry it up & down 2 flights of stairs to get it in & out of our house though.

Verdict: Even though I’m used to cycling, with a child on the back of your bike it feels like a bit of an extreme sport. I’m sure I’ll get used to it though. Also, Kelvingrove Park has too many hills.