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!

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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The start of the Kirroughtree Blue Taster Loop, 7Stanes, Galloway Forest, Scotland

Traffic free cycle routes suitable for families

Looking for inspiration on where to ride? Check out these great locations for traffic free family cycling

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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.

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Hiring bikes for all the family

Top tips for hiring bikes for all the family

Hiring bikes is a great way to enjoy time together as a family – whether on holiday or at the weekend. Here’s how to get started

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Young boy cycling in front of Mellerstain House

Scottish family cycling holiday: West Lodge Mellerstain House Review

We had a brilliant time staying at West Lodge, Mellerstain House during our family cycling holiday in the Scottish Borders

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Topeak Journey trailer

Top Topeak Journey trailer review: how to carry all your kit on a family cycling holiday

If you’re planning a family cycling holiday you need to be able to carry all your kit!

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