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!

Hannah Killick and her dad - riding LEJOG in April

Riding Lands end to John O’Groats when you’re 12 years old

12 year old Hannah is riding LEJOG in her Easter holidays. We caught up with her to find out how it’s going

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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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Taking kids and bikes on a plane

How to take kids and bikes on a plane

It’s difficult, but it can be done! Mum of two Kathryn explains how she’s managed 2 kids, 4 bikes and a trailer

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Kids cycle riding at the Brownlee Centre Leeds

Let’s Ride with the kids at the Brownlee Centre

Mum of two Emma had a fabulous day out with the kids at the new Brownlee Cycle Circuit

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Mount Fuji, Japan

Our dream cycling holiday itinerary to Japan

This time of year my thoughts start turning to all the adventures we’re going to enjoy as a family during the next 12 months. It’s great to be snuggled up warm inside, thinking about sunnier days and exploring far flung (or not so far flung!) destinations with the Sprogs.  Our summer holiday is always one…

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Riding a Gazelle Dutch Bike for the first time

I’ve finally found out that I’m not weird!

It’s taken years, but I’ve finally discovered that I’m not actually weird, I’ve just been living in the wrong place!

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Steep descent out of Keld on the Swale Trail Yorkshire Dales

The Swale Trail, Yorkshire Dales – a family mountain bike trail of two halves

We rode the Swale Trail from end to end and back again! Here’s the lowdown on the route

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Packing a Babboe cargo bike on a family bikepacking camping trip

Family camping with a cargo bike (and no car)

Several months ago Beki, mum of two daughters, became the proud owner of a cargo bike.  In her new blog she tells us about her first experience of going camping with a cargo bike. Camping without a car – the idea Since getting our new cargo bike, we’ve been wanting to take it on a…

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Family bikepacking Gili Air Indonesia

Bikepacking with kids on Gili Air, Indonesia

Kathryn and her family (two kids, Alice 12 and Tom 9 plus husband Richard) were on a family cycling tour bikepacking around Indonesia when their plans abruptly changed. They found themselves caught up in an earthquake on the island of Lombok. The risk of aftershocks and the impact on the local infrastructure, meant they had…

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Family bikepacking on Lombok Indonesia - family cycling holiday with kids in Asia

Lombok earthquake strikes during family bikepacking holiday

Kathryn’s Indonesian bikepacking adventure reaches Lombok, where things don’t go as planned

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