Andrew pedals 30kg off
IN Andrew Knight's family it's not him nor his wife yelling at the kids that it's time to leave the bike track or skate park, but rather his kids and wife yelling at Dad that it's time to pack up.
Knight has always been a rider, starting out with mountain bikes but it has been in the last 18 months that he has really taken up the sport.
He enjoys Saturday rides as well as others the Bike Centre organises throughout the week.
"I started 18 months ago because I had found that I had gotten comfortable," he said.
"At first I didn't think I would be able to keep up with the group but I started anyway and have not looked back. I have kept with it."
Keeping with it has resulted in Knight dropping 30kg.
"I did that through cycling alone, no other exercise," he said.
"So I prove anyone can do it if they stick to it."
Knight is glad a beginners' group was introduced on Saturday mornings and expects that will lead to more people taking up the sport.
"I would really encourage everyone to come along at least once and try it out. With a bike shop organising it you know you will be taught the tricks of the trade," he said.
"With the beginner's group now, it really is open to anyone of all levels.
"And in particular everyone loves coffee and socialising and that's what Saturday is all about."
Knight encourages parents to ride with their kids.
"It is a great way for the whole family to stay active and spend time together. You can often find our family riding around, through the bush or on tracks it's great to do things together," he said.