After the 2 swingset debacle we decided to take ours back and exchange it for something else. Smyths also had bikes on sale so Maxi got an upgrade! Amelie also got one thanks to it being the last in stock and ex display, a bargain if ever I did see!!

Maxi has ridden a balance bike for about a year and a half now. He is a speed demon on it so we put him straight onto this pedal bike without stabilisers.

They started in the driveway, Daddy holding onto him, big brother cheering him on…

Out into the little road (we live on like an estate of 8 houses in a culdesac, so the only cars that ever come down here are the ones who live here!)I have to say its the perfect place to learn to ride a bike.

Dad where did you go???? Im a bit wobbly!!!

Hold onto me Daddy!!!

And then, as if by magic, he got it. Off he went, pedaling up and down, round then up and down again.

There is no stopping him now….

This little madam dressed herself. As you can see we were having one of those days where it was not cold, a bit sunny, then rainy. Hence the t shirt (borrowed from Maxi) shorts, wellie boots (also borrowed from Maxi) and hat.

Ain’t no stoppin’ him now

Look how pleased he is with himself, which he has every right to be of course!

Lovely boy

Big brother is thrilled Maxi has a proper bike now, this means races, and recreating the olympic road race. Luis is Mark Cavendish and Maxi is ‘Gradley Wiggins’ 

I have to add that yes I do realise that none of my children are wearing helmets, arm pads, knee pads or any safety equipment at all. I grew up, as did Mr Clev, riding my bike up and down outside with no helmet on and I turned out fine. If they fall off its all part of growing up, a scraped knee, or broken arm is part of childhood if you ask me. I think that some parents are far too OTT with the whole ‘bike riding is a danger’ especially as they are only going up and down the road. That being said, if we ever do venture out on a family ride further afield than our road (unlikely as neither mr clev or myself have bikes anymore) then I would make sure they were fully kitted out with helmets (which I would have to go and buy). The end.

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