It wasn't the nicest of days yesterday but I'm pleased to say we got some quality father and son time in and enjoyed some excellent off road cycling. First up we went to Fineshade woods. I've covered this before but for a reminder here's the link to their website http://www.forestry.gov.uk/toplodge. Run by the forestry commission, this excellent facility is about 15 minutes north of Corby. It's the perfect place to take kids cycling with well maintained tracks plus a number of 'skills loops,' for kids wanting more challenge. To be fair it's good fun for adults too. Here's a video.
The rain held off enough to enjoy a good ride, some traditional climbing and a well deserved hot chocolate. Sam rates the cafe at Fineshade as the best of all our Country Parks. I have to say the peanut butter brownie I had with my coffee was pretty special.
Of all the cycling I do, nothing gives me greater pleasure than watching Sam progress. Long after we got home were still talking about our day and after a much needed bath he even picked out a cycling related t-shirt. Awesome little man!