Gear up for family cycling adventures: join us at the Cycle Touring Festival!


Are you a parent eager to embark on cycling adventures with your children but feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of equipment options available? 

Look no further! 

Join Karen Gee, the founder of Cycle Sprog, at the Cycle Touring Festival on Sunday 5th May for an afternoon dedicated to empowering parents like you to kickstart your family cycling journey.

Join us at the Cycle Touring Festival

Karen's passion for cycling adventures has transformed her family's life, evolving from short balance biking jaunts to epic month-long road trips.

Her expertise lies in navigating the maze of child-carrying and pulling equipment, acquired through 12 years of running Cycle Sprog - the website dedicated to all things family cycling.

During her session, Karen will guide you through the array of options available for safely transporting your child by bike at different stages of their development.

From front and rear bike seats to trailers, tagalongs, and innovative solutions like the FollowMe Tandem, Karen will demystify the process, helping you choose the perfect gear for your family's needs.

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Joining Karen is Chris Leakey, a seasoned cycling adventurer and dad of two. Chris set up Bambino Biking in Manchester to allow other parents to test out cycling equipment before moving to head up the team at Manchester Cycles.

With extensive experience in running “try-before-you-buy” sessions, Chris will have a range of family cycling equipment available for you to test.

But that's not all! 

Throughout the afternoon, you'll hear inspiring tales from parents who have embarked upon epic bikepacking adventures with their little ones. Gain firsthand knowledge, tips, and tricks to make your own family cycling escapades a roaring success.

In addition to enlightening talks, there will be cycling-related activities to keep your little ones entertained while you soak up invaluable advice.

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The Cycle Touring Festival takes place at Coniston, in the heart of the beautiful Lake District between Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th May 2024.

The family session runs from 1–4pm on the Sunday afternoon, offering a convenient opportunity to dip your toe into the world of family cycling without committing to the entire weekend.  

However, if you're hungry for more adventure, why not make a weekend of it and immerse yourself in the full Cycle Touring Festival experience?

Don't miss out on this golden opportunity to kickstart your family's cycling journey and create unforgettable memories together. 

Secure your tickets today and get ready to gear up for a lifetime of adventures on two wheels!

And to get you into the mood you can read this great blog post by Laura Moss, who organises the Cycle Touring Festival, about a local overnight adventure she took her two children on - she even met up with a 1980’s celebrity en-route!


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