A Summer of Cycling

I didn’t learn to ride a bike until I was at secondary school and cycled from Surbiton to Teddington pretty much every day for those five years of school but since then I haven’t really had an opportunity to cycle but it’s been something I gave wanted to get back into, especially now the children both gave bikes too.

This summer I have been using the most beautiful Orla Kiely bike from Halfords to get out and about. I’ve been riding it to the park with the children, riding it to the gym and I even plan to ride it to work after our holidays.

A Summer of Cycling

This bike, from the Olive and Orange range, is more than just a bicycle. It’s a work of art, a fashion statement and a testament to true classic British design. I have the perfect helmet to keep me safe when cycling and a panier bag which is amazing – big enough to hold my gym kit, all my blogging essentials, my work things or a full picnic. It’s the perfect storage solution for cycling and stops me having to carry a big backpack with me. It also has the same beautiful Orla Kiely print – literally retro heaven.

A Summer of Cycling

I haven’t ventured far on the bicycle yet but the children and I have had some lovely trips to the park. With the sun shining, a picnic packed and their legs going as fast as they can, laughing the whole time, it really can be the nicest of family days out.

A Summer of Cycling

I’m now looking forward to getting a bike rack and taking all our bikes on some more adventures with us around the country. But, we’ll have to get hubby a bike too although I’m not sure he’s will ever be quite as beautiful as mine.

A Summer of Cycling

I love having a bicycle back in my life and having one that is as iconic as the Olive and Orange ones makes getting out on my bike so much easier. There’s something so summery about the bike and I can’t wait to have a wicker basket on the front in the future!

A Summer of Cycling

Disclosure: I was sent the above products for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.

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4 Comments

  1. July 30, 2016 / 8:31 am

    Oh I love it Donna, it’s so pretty! Alice is getting a new bike for her birthday in a couple of weeks and I have been thinking how lovely it would be for us to go on bike rides together. I haven’t owned a bike for years. That bag is so handy too x

  2. July 30, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    What a cool bike! Mrs OMG and I keep saying we should buy ourselves bikes so we can go for rides with the kids. I’m sure if she had one like this she’d be on it all the time.

  3. July 30, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    I have total bike envy! I really need a new bike, the boys are desperate for me to go on a bike ride with them now Finlay can also ride without stabilisers! X

  4. July 31, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    I just love that bike, it’s so perfect! It’s the perfect way to get to the gym or swimming pool, putting your kit in the bag and getting a bit of extra exercise on the way there and on the way back.
    Nat.x

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