getting my nephew into cycling

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getting my nephew into cycling

Postby ARob » Wed Oct 31, 2007 20:21 pm

My nephew - age 11 - isn't that fit (bit of an understatement) but he has expressed aninterest in cycling and likes to do things with his uncle. so i want to get him into it. i'm thinking of getting him a cycling computer for christmas which i think will motivate him especially if he has a target to aim for and can give me updates on how he is doing.

what would be a realistic target for him to go for. i was thinking like something about 7 miles at 10 mph to start with. he has a mountain bike and where they live is quite hilly.

anyone have a clue if this is about realistic for his age? or ideas on other ways to help him get the bug?

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Postby homers double » Thu Nov 01, 2007 13:18 pm

7 miles at 10mph on road is fine, off road is adifferent matter.
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Postby stuartbikeman » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:45 pm

5 - 7miles is about right , My son started at 9 , 2 years later he can 50miles easy and give me kicking on the hills - so be warned !

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