Cycling and Frozen

Winter is well and truly here and I’m thoroughly enjoying the cool change- are you? Hahahahahahaha! I hear you all laughing.

Plenty of us loathe the cold but getting out and moving in it will get you surprisingly warm and it’s always enjoyable.

I don’t know about your kids but my daughter doesn’t feel the cold. Not really. Kids are funny like that and a little inspiring. Anyway, they WILL get cold and here are a couple of ideas for accessories to get you riding in winter.

  • GLOVES

You need gloves for riding in winter as your hands cop the brunt of the wind and it feels like a bazillion tiny icicles are sticking into them! Icicles are only cool and pretty in ‘Frozen’. Plus, as I was reminded by my daughter, ‘Elsa had gloves Mum!’.  We are on- trend!

You can get kids ACTUAL cycling gloves or you can get $5 gloves from Tar-jay! OH YES I DID! My child is prone to leaving things at school or losing them, so $5 a pair works for us. A brilliant tip from a friend of mine was to buy two pairs of the SAME gloves and then if she lost one, we could have a spare – CLEVER. It’s been a few weeks now and so far so good.

  • BEANIE

Another trick to keep warm is to wear a beanie under your helmet. Because riding to school has proven to help children learn BUT NOT IF WE FREEZE THEIR BRAINS ON THE WAY THERE. Ok then.

  • RAINCOAT

You can get a wind proof jacket specifically for cycling or the kids can wear their raincoats, if they are short ones. Stopping the wind freezing your bones is ALWAYS a good idea.

  • THERMOS OF SOMETHING AWESOME

I’m not trying to say that chocolate at breakfast time is an awesome idea but THE KIDS WOULD WANT ME TO TELL YOU THAT! I figure it might be something to look forward to occasionally. We have planned another RIDE 2 SCHOOL day at our school and suggested this to the parents. The school can’t make 300 cups of hot milo so… make your own! Adult cyclists LOVE a coffee after a long bike ride so…start ’em young I say!

Have you been riding to school once a week? Are you a cold frog who loves Summer like Olaf?

Do your children sing the songs from ‘Frozen’ until you go cross eyed?

 

Zoey Dowling

Written by: operationmove

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  1. What's worse than my toddler asking for the 'frozen princess movie?' Me having the bloody song in my head 24x7 - it's either 'do you want to build a snowman / it doesn't have to be a snowman' Or 'Let it go / duck it all'

  2. Oh Sara, too funny! We have a terrible problem with singing like Olaf to SUMMER at our house. Amazing how obsessed all the kids are with it!