October 06, 2015

Biker Days: Sunny Sunday At Clumber Park

This week A had a little bike adventure at the beautiful grounds of Clumber Park near Nottingham. We thought we would scope it out for a future family ride and let A be our little test rider, he had a great day! We decided to take his regular 'big boy bike' as his balance bike is getting a little small and we tend to use that in the city during the week a fair bit too. A's bike is a 12 inch Ridgeback MX12, in orange (his favourite colour). It has an aluminium frame so it's not too heavy and it's got proper V brakes, so it's certainly no toy! His Dad has big plans for his next custom built bike... the jury is still out on that one.

It was fun to watch peoples reactions to a diddy sized A riding his bike with no stabilisers. He gets so many smiles and 'wows' and we lost count of how many people asked us how old he is and told us how good he is on his bike! Such proud parents. It's so nice to watch him so happy and practise his 'drop offs' and other tricks too - what a pro. 

The grounds at Clumber are perfect for bike rides as there is so much space and no end of easy family bike routes, pretty gardens, woodland paths and even nice smooth paths. We will be heading back very soon with more wheels for us all! It cost £6 for entry to the grounds but with huge gardens, forests, lakes, shops cafes and a play area its not bad for a day out, especially when bikes and dogs are welcome!

The face of a boy having an amazing day!

We had such a lovely day. Baby was happy walking with her baby in her stroller and me and Mr. Waffle got to stretch our legs and get some fresh air - fun times. We live for days like this!

We are currently reviewing a brilliant bike gadget for A's bike and I can't wait to share it with you - watch this space!

Thanks for reading,


See also -  Biker Days: Intro

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  1. Aww, he looks so happy! Fantastic that he can ride a peddle bike so well at his age, we're still working on O with his big boy bike at 4! He's very cautious though, not like his little brother who's determined to be on a bike at 1! What a lovely day out for a little biker! :) x
    Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather

  2. He is so adorable!!!! He looks like he's having such an amazing time. Incredible that he's riding a bike so young too. A true talent.

    I can't wait for my daughter to be out riding bikes, although I think my other half can't wait more because he's a true bike enthusiast. She'll have a mountain bike or downhill bike before she's at school if Jamie gets his own way. He'd probably get on well with your partner by the sounds of it. He custom builds all of his bikes.
    It sounds like the perfect family day out. Baby looks like she's having such a fab time with her little stroller.
    Thank you so much for sharing this on #whatevertheweather x

  3. We have been there a few times, we're NT members so 'free' - well worth getting a family membership as National Trust has some fantastic properties for families. I'm not on commission btw ;-) We went one time when the lake was completely frozen, was quite magical!