Family Bike Rides

Cycling Coast to Coast in Cornwall with kids

Cornwall is one of my favourite parts of the UK – it’s just such a pity it’s so far from where we live in Cumbria! Last time we were able to make the pilgrimage, we decided to try out cycling the Cornwall Coast to Coast with our two boys, from Portreath on the Atlantic Ocean…

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9 ways your cycling changes when you become a parent

Becoming a parent affects lots of things in your life – sleep patterns, bank balance and sanity being just a few. However, becoming a parent can also impact your cycling in a variety of ways, from the amount of time you get to ride, to the amount of money you have to spend on bikes…

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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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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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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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The best family cycle routes in Lancashire

Lancashire has a huge number of places to get cycling with the family, with many canal and sea front rides suitable for all abilities, and more challenging MTB routes for older kids

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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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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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