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Best family cycle routes in the UK

Best family cycle routes in the UK

Cycle rides are such a fun activity for the whole family! There are so many picturesque cycle routes around the UK where you can spend a gorgeous sunny day exploring. Kids will love turning into mini-adventurers with their Y Velo balance bike as they cycle through forests and fields discovering wildlife and more. With a picnic in tow, why not visit one of our favourite cycle routes this summer?

1. Monsal Trail Peak District: Recently reopened after a £2m restoration, the Monsal Trail is a stunning route for the family this summer. The old railway line, featuring scenic tunnels, has had lighting installed and the trail resurfaced for easy cycling. Head here for amazing views and wildlife spotting! For more info visit

2. New Forest: New Forest has a brilliant cycle network for the whole family to enjoy this summer. The ancient forest offers a peaceful environment with plenty of opportunities for the kids to spot wildlife. 

3. Sherwood Pines: In Sherwood Pines forest you’ll find a stunning family-friendly route. The 3-mile loop starts at the visitor centre, leads you through the forest and back again for a fun and easy ride. Taking approximately 1 hour to complete this trail is ideal for those of you with younger kids, and there are even picnic benches along the way! 

4. Swansea Bike Path: for beautiful coastal views, head to Swansea Bay for a fun, family-friendly route. With a tarmac surface, kids will be able ride along easily as they enjoy the sea and sunshine. 

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