Mums' Corner

Cycling with Little Ones

All you need to know about how to cycle with your little one, from 'The Girls' Bicycle Handbook' by Caz Nicklin.

Caz Nicklin is the author of the Girls’ Bicycle Handbook and founder of

Transporting your children by bike can be hugely practical, not to mention heaps of fun for all involved. It can tick many boxes for a busy parent: getting your little cherubs out in the fresh air, seeing their faces light up and hearing their squeals of delight as they discover the joys of travelling by bike and (with the rose-tinted glasses removed) getting them from home to nursery and back without any bawling, dawdling or buggy battles.

And for those mums who, pre-baby, cycled wherever they went, don’t despair; it won’t be long until you can get back in the saddle. As soon as your nipper can sit up straight, you can get them on the bike. I first got my daughter, Florence, on board the bike with me when she was 14 months old and it’s been invaluable to me as a parent and lots of fun for her. Here is the lowdown on the best bits of kit to securely pedal the wee ones from A to B.


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