DH went out very early this morning to buy a bike carrier for the roof rack and as a result we have been on our first family bike ride this afternoon. I was apprehensive as it's only the second time I've ridden my bike in the two years I've owned it and I'm slightly (!!!!) out of shape. In fact, I was singing this in my head the whole time!!
We went 'over the border' into East Dorset to Moors Valley Country Park . This place has everything, maybe a bit too 'managed' for my liking but great bike trails.
Of course, the Monkees had to come too:
Ruby wrapped up warm. She grumped a bit to start with as she really wanted to do this.
Minx with her PG chimp
The trails were really quiet. We tend not to go here in the summer as the place is surrounded by holiday parks and all the world and his manky wife and obnoxious children tend to take over. That does sound a trifle snotty on my part, doesn't it? Never mind ;o)
I was actually quite pleased with how I did. I can still sit down and I can walk too! It may be something to do with the fact that the kids stopped every 50 metres for a winge, moan or winge - or moan, so I didn't have to exert myself too much!!
Ruby had a great time climbing trees:
She did get a bit peckish and foraged for some 'wild food'.
Not too keen on that - think I'll just rest in here a while.....
The ant's nest slide - wheeeeeeee.........