Fun Bike Rides
With the Kids

Whether you’re going out as a family or fancy cycling your kids around on an electric cargo bike, there are loads of places across the UK for a fun bike ride with the kids. Here are five of our favourites.

It’s Time To Saddle Up for a Fun Family Bike Ride

Ever wanted to enjoy the fresh air and head out on two wheels with the kids in tow? Inspired by our partnership with the National Trust, we've come up with a list of fun bike rides and cycle routes that all the family can tackle this summer.

From short loops to all-day trips, from flat routes for the whole family to something a little hillier, bumpier and maybe even a bit rowdier! Spread across the UK, we’ve compiled our top 5 National Trust cycle routes to hit up this summer. You can read all about them below.

Before you check them out though, make sure you’ve got your wheels at the ready – we’ve got kids bikes for all ages and you’ll find a suitable electric bike or hybrid bike for yourself or your partner right here. Don’t forget your helmet.

If your kids don’t want to pedal for themselves or are too young to go on a long ride, consider an electric cargo bike, like the Stride

Five of Our Favourite Bike Rides To Go On With the Kids

The Tramway Trail at Calke Abbey – Derby

Length: 6.3 miles (full loop), 3.7 miles (half loop)

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-tramway-trail

This one's close to home for us, so that's why it's top of our list. The Tramway Trail is made up of a scenic figure-of-eight loop, so you can make it as long or as short as you like. The loop takes you through woods, farmland and more to discover the old horse-drawn tramway that linked Ticknall to Ashby.

From National Trust:

This figure-of-eight route allows the energetic to ride the full 6.3 miles, while those looking for a shorter trip can take the 3.7 mile option. Cyclists and walkers share the varied trail which has many of points of interest including several tunnels.

Plymbridge Woods - Devon

Length: 10 miles

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock/features/cycling-at-lanhydrock

This slightly longer route makes for a

Fancy focusing on more than just the trail ahead? This slightly longer route follows part of the old Great Western Railway track, taking in enormous oak woodland and open countryside. Not only that but you can marvel at substantial industrial remains along the way, from huge viaducts and mammoth quarry faces. There's even chance to spot some wildlife too, with peregrines nesting en-route. So, keep an eye out!

Osterley Park – London

Length: 1.5 miles

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park-and-house/trails/cycle-the-estate-at-osterley-park-and-house

Escape the sweltering city this summer with a lap of Osterley Park. Its multi-use trail winds its way through open fields and woodland, with a hard surface the entire way round it’ll be a guaranteed smooth ride (even if you’re not on a Raleigh, wink wink).

Stackpole Mountain Bike Trail – Pembrokeshire

Length: 4.1 miles

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stackpole/trails/stackpole-mountain-bike-trail

Keen to head further off the beaten track? Stacked (no pun intended) with heaps of berms, turns, twists and climbs, there's a little bit of everything for everyone, and all the adrenaline to be had. How you ride it is up to you, feel free to bomb along the purpose built singletrack and feel the wind on your face or pootle down and take in the scenic sights of the Stackpole Estate.

Dragon Cycle Trail - Wallington, Northumberland

Length: 3 miles

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington/trails/dragon-cycle-trail-

It's got dragons in its name, what's not to like about it?! Take in far reaching views of Northumberland as you pedal through woodland and Broom House Farm’s field, almost as though you were taking flight next to a dragon. Ok, that’s a bit farfetched, but the views are still amazing.

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