family friendly cycle routes

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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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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Family bike ride at Alwen Reservoir

Family bike rides in North Wales

North Wales has everything from short flat routes for budding balance bikers through to more challenge routes for young mountain bikers

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Swale Trail nr Keld, Yorkshire Dales is a great mountain biking route for families with older children

New family friendly MTB trail opens in Yorkshire Dales

The Swale Trail is a family friendly mountain biking route in the hear of the Yorkshire Dales

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Harrogate to Ripley family cycle ride

Harrogate to Ripley Cycleway – a family cycle ride

Regular Cycle Sprog readers will know that I’ve recently been exploring disused railway lines in West Yorkshire with my two children (aged 5 and almost 2) and our bikes. After the success of our previous cycle rides, we decided to extend our search into neighbouring North Yorkshire. This time we took along some friends who…

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Cuckoo Trail cycle path

Are disused railways a great place for family cycling?

Why are some disused railways great for kids to cycle on, and others don’t make the grade?

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