Her first ‘Epic’ Ride

Her first epic ride

Her first epic ride

On sunday I took my daughter out for her first long ride, a nice 4 mile loop via Rooley moor, Greenbooth Reservoir and Shawfield Lane.

Her bike is a Carrera Luna 20″ with 5 gears and RST forks in girly blue!

Katie managed really well but the climbs were quite difficult at times, she’ll improve as her fitness increases.  As part of the ride I attempted to teach her how to use the gears, how to prepare for obstacles (puddles at the moment!) and standing up over rough sections.

The ride normally takes me 30 minutes to do. This time it took 2 1/2 hours with a stop halfway round, so she could play at her friends farm.

We’re already planning the next ‘epic’ ride in the next few weeks.


6 thoughts on “Her first ‘Epic’ Ride

    • she’s 7, we only took the stabilisers off her old bike last year so it’s a real challenge for her doing stuff like this!!

      TBH, 12 months ago the same loop was a challenge for me aswell..

  1. I remember doing that same ride when I was a kid! We also spent many happy hours at “Wam Dam” as we called it, the pool of water opposite your triangular detour – eveb built a little bmx practise track there. Happy days… I wonder where Barry, Joey and the lads are now….? :o)

  2. it was a great ride, Katie was really chuffed that she’d ridden so far.. It’s a long way for 20″ wheels and short legs 😀

    I’m hoping to get her doing a loop through the Dell with me, but the climb upto prickshaw from Station Road will be tough for her (i’ll let her push her bike if she must!)

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