About Us

Hello! We're the Family ByCycle and welcome to our blog, documenting and sharing our cycling and other adventures with three children.

We are not hardcore cyclists. We don't think so, anyway. Neither we nor the children stake claim to extraordinary sporting prowess. We want to share the joy we get from exploring the world on our bikes, precisely because it's something almost any family can do!

We've cycled for as long as we both can remember and Tom has been touring on and off for almost twenty years, but it's since the children came along that cycle touring has really taken off for us. Rhoda went for her first tour, to the Outer Hebrides, at four months old, and has never known any different! As time has gone on we've worked our way through the ever-changing feast of equipment for cycling with children of different sizes, and indeed taught them to ride, gradually initiating them in two-wheeled adventures of their own. 

From babies slung in trailers and balance bike reviews to supporting expeditions, racing and public speaking with an older child, and most things in between, we have at least tried it!

We've been privileged to meet and work with wonderful people along the way, from kind souls who have opened their homes to our family, to speaking at festivals and sharing our ideas with friends in cycling trade.

Most of all we hope that whether you are just contemplating a day's bike ride with your children, learning to ride or already touring, you will find something here to encourage you to get out and explore as family, by cycle. And if perchance you don't - please let us know with a comment, here, on Facebook or Twitter. We'd love to hear from you and we'll see what we can do!

Tom and Katie Jones
Northamptonshire, England

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