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The Henstones – keeping fit and active as a family

Getting out and being active was a challenge for the Henstone family. All six children have disabilities, so finding something that is suitable isn't easy. Thanks to Cycling4All Shropshire, the family has found a new love for cycling.
Girl riding a trike
The Henstones are a pretty amazing family of eight! Chris and his wife have six children, all of whom have Downs Syndrome; three are also autistic, and two have other health-related issues. All of this makes getting out and doing physical activities together difficult. Being inactive was already starting to take its toll - the two eldest children were overweight and Chris was also starting to feel unfit.
 
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Thousands at Space for Cycling and Pedal on Parliament rides

Despite 'safety' concerns by officials, over 4,000 riders took part in the Pedal on Parliament ride in Edinburgh, while nearly 500 joined a Space for Cycling ride in Sheffield. Hundreds more joined rides in Newcastle and Aberdeen on 25 April.
Space for Cycling: brightening up the city. Photo: CTC, Creative Commons licence

A cross-party line-up of politicians addressed Pedal on Parliament's mass rally of cyclists in Edinburgh (see also BBC news report). SNP Transport Minister Derek Mackay pledged more funding for cycling, prompting LibDem Willie Rennie to pledge to hold Mackay to his pledge!

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Don't Drive Daddy!

The simplest of joys can mean the difference between a happy child going to school or a real drag during the school run.
Dad and daughter with a bike

Having the luxury of living just a mile away from my workplace, with my daughter's nursery being opposite my office, the bike seat has been exceptionally useful.  Anyone that has pushed their child (who is now 4) on a scooter, along with carrying the various bits and pieces you generally take to work, know that this is not usually the first transport choice on the nursery run.  Although I do own a car, I try to use this a little as possible and when choosing a house in Reading, we deliberately chose to live within easy walking/cycling distance close to the main amenities.

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