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!

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…

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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…

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What’s it like going on a Tour de France family holiday?

Mum of two Liz tells us all about here Tour de France family holiday in France

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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

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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

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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

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A selection of the kids bikes available to rent at the Macbikes store on Overtoom, Amsterdam, close to Vondelpark

How to hire a kids bike in Amsterdam

A trip to Amsterdam is not complete without a bike ride and for adults there is no shortage of places to turn up, hire a bike and ride away. However, if you’re wanting to hire a kids bike in Amsterdam you need to be slightly more organised. As you’d expect from Amsterdam, it’s possible to rent kids bikes, cargo…

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This has been the most depressing week ever

We’ve been to a cycling utopia – coming home again is so difficult!

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Family cycle tour of the Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides are a great destination for a family cycling holiday – just remember to read the guidebook first!

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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

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