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Centre parcs/bike riding at 34 weeks pregnant

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Lucinda15 Fri 20-Jan-17 15:47:39

Planning a trip to centre parcs when I will be 34 weeks pregnant. Can't go earlier due to AL allowance/maternity leave plans at work.

I'm just wondering how difficult bike riding will be at that stage of pregnancy. I don't own a bike but love cycling when I'm there; just dnt know how well I'll manage it with bump! I love walking and thought could do without the bike I'd needed, & wondering if we shd make sure we get a lodge closer to the middle of the park incase I can't cycle.

Anyone got any experience of this/advice/recommendations?


Laquila Fri 20-Jan-17 15:51:22

What time of year will it be? I went in January at 34 weeks pregnant but even if hadn't been pregnant we perhaps wouldn't have hired bikes then, as it was blinking freezing. Whenever we've been we've paid a bit extra for a lodge a bit nearer to the swimming pool, as that's where we spend most of our time. Personally at 34 weeks, even in nice weather, I'd be happier strolling!

rubberducker Fri 20-Jan-17 15:52:50

I went last year when I was 24 weeks pg but with sizeable bump as it was baby no 3. I cycled, pulling a tag a long bike with dc1 on it. It was fairly tiring but worth it. I think it just depends on how big your bump is and how confident you are on a bike, as you wouldn't want to be falling off! I cycle a lot so wasn't worried about that aspect given there aren't cars on the roads. I found I was cycling with my legs quite wide apart so I wasn't banging the tops of my thighs on the bottom of my bump when I was pedalling so not the most natural cycling position, but easier to do that than having to walk as our lodge was pretty far out.

OhMrDarcy Fri 20-Jan-17 15:53:02

They do hire adult tricycles there I think if you're worried about balance?

Lucinda15 Fri 20-Jan-17 15:53:58

Thanks, we will be going first week of May. Usually lovely weather. I think the strolling sounds good. was just hoping the bikes might be do-able as I love it so much when we are there! Paid the extra last time to be closer to the middle, was worth it.

Lucinda15 Fri 20-Jan-17 15:56:22

Ooh good to hear u got on ok rubberducker albeit slightly earlier in pregnancy. And I remember seeing the tricycles last time, thanks for reminding me darcy! Perhaps we will pay the extra to be closer to middle and play bikes by ear when we are there. DS (5yo) loves the bikes too so wldnt really want him to miss out cos I'm only good for waddling! confused

Frazzled2207 Fri 20-Jan-17 16:17:59

I actually cycled past my due date- I had pgp and walking was agony but bizarrely ok cycling. Not sure I'd have coped with significant hills though.
If you can avoid hills and traffic you'd probably be ok.

Lucinda15 Fri 20-Jan-17 16:23:23

Thanks frazzled, good to hear! The one we are going to is quite flat so that's good news.

Bubbinsmakesthree Fri 20-Jan-17 19:36:36

I had PGP in my last pregnancy but like frazzled found cycling OK and rather liberating being able to move faster than waddling pace! I have a men's racing bike though and getting on and off was a challenge - should be OK if you gave a bike with a step-through frame.

Frazzled2207 Fri 20-Jan-17 19:37:57

Ah yes I recall now having difficulty getting on and off but once I was on I was away!

iMatter Fri 20-Jan-17 19:39:18

I had to give up cycling when I was pg as I kept falling off. blush

Sweetpotatoaddict Fri 20-Jan-17 19:41:03

Depends which centre parcs you're going to. Longleat is rather hilly

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