It’s your first trip out as a family together, the bikes are ready, you’ve planned your route, you’ve got a picnic or identified the café, but how should you move along the road as a group? Below are a few tips to cycle with children.
On your route you will need to cycle past side roads, pass parked cards and overtake slower traffic. To pass correctly, make sure you look behind and ahead, understand who has the right of way and move out when there is time and space to do so. Make sure you also anticipate the manoeuvre before your children reach a side road or pass parked cars.
You can use the same process when approaching traffic islands, ‘pinch points’ or when riding on narrow streets where there is not enough room for a cyclist and a driver to safely pass each other.
T-junctions, side roads, crossroads and roundabouts are all negotiated using the same basic sequence, there are always four things to do:
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