Where to ride

Family cycling holidays

One of our very favourite things is going on a family cycling holiday – unfortunately life / school / work gets in the way most of the time!  If you’re thinking about cycling on your holidays, you don’t need to make it too complicated – a single day’s riding is how we started.

Over the years we’ve built up to doing trips of up to a month away – but we always drive or take the train somewhere and camp and then ride from the campsite.

Some of our Cycle Sprog contributors prefer to leave the car at home and carry all their kit with them – and thankfully they’ve written up their adventures to help anyone else who wants to do similar.

Enjoy your holiday!

Forest riders pack - photo credit Forestry England/Crown copyright

England’s Top 10 forests for family cycling

How many of these great routes have you ridden? And is your favourite included?

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All ages take part in the Blackpool Ride the Lights

Blackpool Ride the Lights – a once a year delight for all the family

For about 4 hours, Blackpool Promenade becomes the greatest cycle-way on Earth – the family friendly, fun-filled Blackpool Ride the Lights

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kids bike trailer

New kids bike trailer hire website launched this summer

Enjoy cycling with your sprogs this Summer – why not hire a kids bike trailer?

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The Bay Cycle Way - one of the many family cycle routes in Lancashire

The best family cycle routes in Lancashire

Lancashire has a huge number of places to get cycling with the family, with many canal and sea front rides suitable for all abilities, and more challenging MTB routes for older kids

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Room on the Broom Trail at Anglers Country Park, West Yorkshire

York Solar System Cycleway

Ever fancied cycling to Mars? You can – the York Solar System cycleway will take you on a ride that is out of this world!

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Windermere Bike Boat - family cycling in the Lake District

Windermere Bike Boat to Wray Castle – a family cycling adventure in the Lake District

Taking the Windermere Bike Boat to Wray Castle is a fabulous family cycling adventure

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Rest stop to admire the reservoir on the Longdendale Trail - part of the Trans Pennine Trail

Guide to Cycling the Trans Pennine Trail with Children

Stretching over 200 miles, the Trans Pennine Trail is a great option for a family cycling holiday

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Room on the Broom Trail at Anglers Country Park, West Yorkshire

Searching for Witches and Pixies – family cycling at Anglers Country Park near Wakefield

Here’s a spooky witch themed ride for Halloween!

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Willy Waver at Bike Park Wales

Bike Park Wales review by 10 year old Tester T

Beautiful mountains are aplenty in the land of the dragons, and luckily for cyclists great riding too! During our summer holiday in Wales, we found areas of this insane natural beauty almost everywhere and luckily for us we had our mountain bikes to ride it (me and my brother using test bikes that Cube bikes…

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Lindsay Bliek Netherlands family cycling blog

Family cycling holiday to the Netherlands

Mum of 2 Lindsay gives the low down on planning and enjoying a family cycling holiday to The Netherlands

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