Zoe saw an opportunity to increase use of these bikes and applied for funding to purchase a range of adaptions for carrying children including child bike seats, a trailer and the Dutch ‘Barrow Bike’. Funding was also used to train up ride leaders. Regular family rides are scheduled through the year and bring local families together. It’s a great opportunity to try out options for cycling with children before investing in these items.
Around half of the families that attend the rides come back again, so a real social environment is created. A number of the adults who have come along on the rides have taken up cycling for other journeys as Kidical Mass has introduced them to the joys of cycling.