Why don't families cycle together more?

Discussion in 'Touring and recreational cycling' started by FamilyonaBike, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. FamilyonaBike

    FamilyonaBike New Member

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    As an active cycling family we think nothing of getting on our bikes together as a family, it's second nature. But apparently that's not normal! So why don't more families cycle together? Whether for recreation, a trip to the shops, swimming, school or library or on extended tours.

    We've been chewing this over informally having invested a lot of time trying to encourage non-cycling families to get on their bikes, with varying degrees of success. We garnered our thoughts on this in a blog we wrote back in 2009 but are now wondering, has anything changed?? Or has the world got worse!
    http://www.familyadventureproject.org/2009/04/from-bicycle-to-why-cycle.html

    Would love to hear your thoughts and views on both the barriers to participation and what kind of events, support, rewards work to get families biking together?

    Stuart
    www.familyonabike.org
     
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  2. vspa

    vspa Active Member

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    an acquaintance of mine cycles with his four children, not sure about the wife...
    i guess it has to be a share passion for cycling and not something you could impose on family members,
    or even better a sense of family and unity making them do things together !
     
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