Family Cycling

Anyone who has ever organised a family trip of any description can appreciate that getting the family out on the bike can be a somewhat daunting task! However nothing is insurmountable, and actually, this can be a very straight forward process with a little due consideration. We have created some helpful tips here to cover: training videos for how to cycle together, how to get sorted, tips on how to ride together, a Family Fun pack with games and activities, and other things to consider to make your trip a roaring success.

Essential Cycling Skills For Families

A series of short training films to help families cycle together. Each film focuses on different stages of a cycling journey and features the four core functions used in Bikeability training. They also demonstrate the systematic routines in which these functions are used.

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Getting Started

After receiving Bikeability training, parents can be much more confident in their child’s ability to cycle well on roads, and the trainees will be keen to get out and test their new skills, exploring their local area with mum or dad.

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Riding as a Family

It’s your first trip out as a family together, the bikes are ready, you’ve planned your route, you’ve got a picnic or identified the café, but how should you move along the road as a group? Here are a few tips to cycle with children.

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Planning a Successful Family Cycle Ride

Cycling is great fun, but if you’re taking your family, it pays to be prepared! So here are some considerations we think you need to consider.

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Bikeability Parent’s Handbook

The Bikeability Parent’s Handbook has been designed especially for parents, guardians or carers of young cyclists who have just completed their Bikeability training. Its aim is to share with you what they have learnt and to give you the confidence to go cycling with them on roads of cycleways.

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Engaging cycling and bicycle themed activities for wet weather playtimes, after-school clubs or family engagement.

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