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DOWN THE DOWNS LINK WAY. New year’s cycling and pram-pushing jaunt 2019

Post Boxing Day I felt it was high time to head off on a mini adventure with Daisy and Jack to try and give them a good burst of fresh air before school started again the following week (Molly, being on the brink of teenage-hood opted to see friends and go shopping and visit Nanny […]

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6 WHEELS 2 BIKES AND 4 RIDERS AROUND HOLLAND. SUMMER 2018.

A few hours before school reopened for the Autumn term I was floating across the North Sea with Molly and Daisy and Jack. We were on our way home from the Netherlands where we had just spent 5 weeks cycling 410 miles around this lovely land of dykes and bikes. ¬†Holland was the first foreign […]

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At school one minute – on the Salterns Way the next. Summer 2018.

School classrooms are hot places to sit in a summer heatwave and last summer it was the hottest summer ever for England. So as often as possible I packed the panniers, oiled the chains and took off to the sea with offspring in tow. Here are the pictures of one short jaunt I went on […]

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DEVON COAST TO COAST BY BIKE, PRAM AND FOOT. EASTER 2018

Here, not before time, is the where, when, why, who with and what happened on Devon’s Sea to Sea cycling and pram-pushing mission that I went pram-pushing on last Easter.   WHERE? The Devon Coast to Coast. Created by Sustrans (the sustainable transport charity). It?s a beautiful and often very hilly route that runs from […]

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2 BIKES, 1 PUSHCHAIR AND A SUNNY AND RAINY AND MUDDY SOLENT WAY (Part 2) February half term 2018

In February half term I set off on another wet and windy cycling and pram-pushing mission with Jack and Daisy (Molly saw sense and opted to see her friends and stay the week with gran; Gary made sure he was working to save being dragged along for the ride). This was Part 2 of The […]

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2 BIKES, 1 PUSHCHAIR AND A FLOODED STORMY SOLENT WAY (Part 1) New Year January 2018

On New Year?s Eve eve I suddenly fancied heading off on a cycling and pram-pushing mission on New Year?s Day with any offspring game to come with me. Molly wanted to go and stay with gran for the week so that left Jack and Daisy keen to mount up. Last New Year us threesome left […]

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CYCLING SCHOOL RUN FUN

I write blogs and articles for Cycling UK (the charitable membership organisation that supports cyclists and promotes bicycle use). My latest blog is about the daily cycling school run I do (currently on my 14-feet-long juggernaut) with Jack and the girls. If you fancy seeing more have a look at: https://www.cyclinguk.org/blog/josie-dew-why-we-love-cycling-school  

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Four on a Fourteen-foot bike from France to Holland (via Belgium)

As usual I’m a few months behind posting up snapshots of my cycling jaunts but hopefully you will get the gist of where I was and who I was with and what it was like when we were there. So here’s what happened: Last July, a week before school broke up, I thought I’d better […]

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Four on a fourteen-foot bike around the Channel Islands.

Earlier this year (Easter school holidays) I loaded half a ton of kit plus my merry mob of 3 children (Molly 10, Daisy 6 and Jack 3 ) onto my Circe Helios triplet electric assist contraption which, with the Burley trailer attached, is 14-feet long – about as long as a Range Rover, and off […]

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Isle of Wight Coast Path by Bike and Pram – Part 3.

At the entrance to a farm campsite we met an intriguingly friendly Dutch couple. The husband was riding a touring bike but his wife was riding a self- designed electric recumbent. She told me why. ? Several years ago she’d ?had a serious car crash which left her disabled. She had been very active but […]

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