An autumn bike ride and review of the Carrera Crossfire 2 from Halfords

Last time we cycled along the fantastically family-friendly Kennet & Avon canal cycle route, I was on my beautiful Raleigh Superbe bike. I’d picked it up on eBay and felt so smug as it was in near-perfect condition and was totally Instagram friendly (yay!). I put how hard I found cycling down to my poor fitness level, but as the twins’ confidence and cycling speed has rocketed, I’ve found myself lagging further and further behind. The crunch came on what should have been a really easy cycle as a family to our local park. The rest of my troupe raced…

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While I was walking..

I now walk over 20 miles a week on the school run alone (21.6 this week to be precise). On those walks without the kids I have time to think, free from the pressures of work and chores. On the journeys with the kids we get to chat, I discover things about their time spent at school that otherwise I think I’d miss, and they notice things around us that I might not have given a second thought to if I was walking alone. Most of all, I enjoy being outside – fresh air really is good for the soul.…

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