Every month, Center Parcs set a new challenge to choose a wildcard blogger to join the bloggers club and enjoy a complimentary short break at the Center Parcs village of their choice with their family. In June, the challenge focuses on cycling and you are challenged to get outdoors and enjoy a family bike ride. You can read the finer details of the challenge on the June challenge page where you will also find some inspiring tips from Sam Dowsing, Cycle Centre manager at Elveden forest.
We embarked on our first ever family bike ride last week when we stayed at Whinfell forest. It was the first time I have been on a bike in 17 years! We read Sam's tips before we set off and made sure we followed them. I was particularly keen to make sure our children stayed in the middle of our group so we could keep an eye on them, especially Heidi (5) as she had only just learned how to ride a bike without stabilizers a few days prior to our break.
I have to say, I absolutely loved our bike ride. It was amazing feeling the wind rush across our face as we cycled through the forest. I have been inspired to buy my own bike and attempt to cycle to school some mornings.