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7 tips for family mountain bike adventures

This is a collaborative post.  We’ve had a bit of a breakthrough over the past fortnight. After eight months of riding a bike, Lia has finally mastered starting and stopping. Being unable to do so didn’t stop her cycling, but it stopped me. I tended to run alongside her bike to help her rather than cycling myself. But now, we’re ready for proper cycling. So, here are my top tips for family mountain bike adventures. 1. Get the right bikes A good bike makes all the difference for a child who is learning to cycle. I personally swear by light…

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10 tips for visiting Kielder Forest in Northumberland

It is fair to say that a visit to Kielder Forest can be hit and miss. It is indisputably beautiful and an amazing place to be in touch with nature and get away from it all. However, it can also be wet and at certain times of year the midges are unbearable. We set up camp at the beautiful Kielder Village Campsite and embarked on an epic battle with mud, rain and midges. Here are our top tips for getting the most out of your visit to Kielder Forest. 1. Be prepared for the Kielder Forest midges We thought we were prepared for the…

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