There are many challenges in cycle touring with kids. One relentless one is the fact that each year requires new configurations of riding machines as the kids get bigger and their capabilities grow.
New family cycle touring configurations
For our excursion to Holland at Easter we’re experimenting with yet another setup as Matthew wants to step up and try his hand touring on his own bike. He’s riding well and feeling confident he can cope with 30-40km a day.
“Well it is flat in Holland, Dad”
Well, we’ll see about that.
Promotion all round
His promotion has left space on one of the tandems. For a moment… until Hannah spotted the opportunity. Now three and a half and a little over a metre tall she’s just big enough to get on the back of our smaller tandem and reach the kiddy cranks. And ever so pleased to be out of the buggy, riding high and stepping up into her big brother’s saddle. And so a mother-daughter cycling team is born.
Read more about family cycling in our Gear Guides
If you’d like to read more about different configurations for family cycle touring, check out these posts.