family friendly cycle routes

family cycle routes in Cheshire and Wirral - Chester race course has a traffic free path all the way round

Family friendly cycle routes

Looking for somewhere new to go on your next ride out? Here are some ideas to help you decide.

Read more about Family friendly cycle routes
Wetherby Railway Path - family cycling in West Yorkshire

On the right track – family cycling in West Yorkshire

Disused railway lines are a great place for family cycling – they provide a safe traffic free environment for your kids. They don’t usually have any excessive gradients, so can be managed on small bikes with no gears.  In West Yorkshire there are a plethora of disused railway lines so we decided to go for an explore to see…

Read more about On the right track – family cycling in West Yorkshire
Practising front wheel lifts on an Islabikes Creig 24 at The Track Bike Park, Portreath, Redruth, Cornwall

A family day out at The Track Bike Park, Redruth, Cornwall

This autumn half term we were lucky enough to visit Cornwall for a couple of days.  The weather forecast was lovely for the time of year, so we decided to take the bikes and get out and enjoy some family cycling, Cornish style.  A quick google search for “Mountain Biking with kids in Cornwall” brought…

Read more about A family day out at The Track Bike Park, Redruth, Cornwall
Family cycling at Kielder Forest

Heady fun during a family cycle ride at Kielder Forest

When my (now) husband Chris and I were much, much younger, we used to love going to Kielder Forest for a long weekend. We’d pack up our tent and the mountain bikes, and spend several days camping and cycling. Depending on how late we’d stayed in the local pub the night before, we’d either ride…

Read more about Heady fun during a family cycle ride at Kielder Forest
The start of the Kirroughtree Blue Taster Loop, 7Stanes, Galloway Forest, Scotland

Riding the new MTB trail for kids at 7Stanes Kirroughtree

The mountain bike trails at 7Stanes Mountain Biking Centre at Kirroughtree in the Galloway Forest were improved at the end of August. with a great new kid-friendly loop.   The existing 2km taster mountain biking loop was extended to provide a new section of single track, which introduces the excitement of sweeping berms and camel…

Read more about Riding the new MTB trail for kids at 7Stanes Kirroughtree
Enjoying a rest during a family cycle ride at Rainham Marshes RSPB nature reserve

Family cycling at RSPB Rainham Marshes

With great facilities and all ability trails, RSPB Rainham Marshes nature reserve in Purfleet, South Essex provides the perfect setting for a family cycling adventure.  You can explore along the river wall, taking in views over the Thames down to London and across the nature reserve. If you look carefully you may see marsh harriers soaring overhead! The popular…

Read more about Family cycling at RSPB Rainham Marshes
family cycle routes in Cheshire and Wirral - Chester to Connahs Quay is a great, traffic free route

The best family cycle routes in Cheshire and Wirral

A selection of family friendly routes within the Cheshire and Wirral region

Read more about The best family cycle routes in Cheshire and Wirral
Family bike rides in Southport Merseyside

Family bike rides in Merseyside and Wirral

Great ideas of where to go cycling with the family on Merseyside and Wirral in our guide to traffic free cycling

Read more about Family bike rides in Merseyside and Wirral
Family bike ride at Manchester Airport, cycle past the planes

Family friendly cycle routes in Greater Manchester

The Manchester area has some great traffic free routes for family cycling – here is a selection of the best

Read more about Family friendly cycle routes in Greater Manchester

Trailer friendly family cycle ride near Bury, Greater Manchester

Dad Anthony tells us about a great traffic free trailer friendly family cycle ride near Bury, Greater Manchester

Read more about Trailer friendly family cycle ride near Bury, Greater Manchester