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Dates announced for acclaimed children's author Simon Mole's I Love My Bike family events

I Love My Bike event (James White Photography)_8

Dates have been announced for I Love My Bike family events from acclaimed children’s author Simon Mole.

Taking place in July and August, the 45-minute events are perfect for 4-7 year olds as Simon performs I Love My Bike, followed by some fun (and quite silly) games during which children are supported to ‘build’ their own bike poem with him.

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They can spin the word wheel and take part in the pedal power challenge to unlock their creative powers! For little word wizards who don’t need stabilisers, Simon can shift gears quickly to introduce some mega metaphors and super similes. All participants will also have the opportunity to attend a free follow-up poetry workshop online.

Nobody forgets the thrill of riding a bike for the first time, even if it can feel like an uphill battle to begin with. Join acclaimed children’s author Simon Mole to celebrate that excitement, or start the quest towards it, at this series of family events marking the publication of his picture book, I Love My Bike, which is illustrated by award winning artist Sam Usher.

I Love My Bike is about a daughter learning to ride a bike with the help of her father. It’s also about that exhilarating feeling you get when you succeed at something for the first time as a child. And, most importantly, it’s about learning that when you fall off, the best thing to do is get back on again!

The I Love My Bike tour will visit Norden Farm, Maidenhead (24 July 11:30AM, 14 August 11:30AM), Discover Story Centre, Stratford, London (27 July 1PM), Deptford Lounge, London followed by a bike lesson with a Cycle Instructor (28 July 10AM) and Herts Libraries (2 August 10AM Oakmere Library followed by a session with Bikeability and 2PM Hoddesdon Library).

For more information and tickets, visit http://www.simonmole.com/projects/i-love-my-bike/

Simon Mole said: “I love reading with my kids, so hearing about other families enjoying a book that I’ve written is absolutely amazing. These events are a great way to bring books to life and to have fun playing with words. I can’t wait to take this tour out on the road!”

Picture: James White Photography

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