Family and Leisure

Along with campaigning and utility riding, cycling for pleasure is what Cycling UK is all about. From deciding whether to ride while pregnant to setting out on your first family cycling adventures, our guides will help you make the most of your riding.

Essential Information

Cyclists in the New Forest
Family bike rides are the perfect way to spend time together. Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael and 'Cycle' magazine editor Dan Joyce share...
CTC Vice President Josie Dew and her daughters
If you want to cycle with one child aged 6 months - 4 years one of the best things you can buy is a child seat for your bike. This cycle child seat...
2 year old girl on a balance bike
A balance bike is a great way to get a toddler cycling. Our video shows in simple steps how and why a pedal-less bike is an ideal introduction to...
Ida the star of CTC's How to teach a child to ride a bike video
Learning to cycle the CTC way is easy and fun - and teaches skills that will last a lifetime.
Girl on a bike
Choosing the right children's bike is the first thing you need to do to help your child to learn to cycle and to love cycling. Cycle magazine...
Three schoolgirls cycling to school in green uniform
Most children live within cycling distance of their school and want to get there by bike. Alix Stredwick examines what’s stopping them – and how to...
Cycle A-way - Cycling UK unique guide to published cycle routes
Cycling UK’s unique guide to all the published cycle routes in the British Isles, whether on or off-road. Find places to ride and information about...
Jesse on the Dunwich Dynamo
School is just out, but it's not long before 650,000 new students head off for uni this autumn. CTC caught up with two experienced cycling...

Latest Features

Cycling UK Case Study - Hannah Pool
Hannah Pool smiles excitedly as she puts on her cycle helmet and elbow pads. “Just getting kitted out,” she says before getting on her bike to take...
Girl riding a trike
Getting out and being active was a challenge for the Henstone family. All six children have disabilities, so finding something that is suitable isn...
Sophia with her sister and dad riding one of the adapted cycles
Sophia's parents had always struggled to find activities that they could do together as a family. However, they discovered the 'You Can...
Trying out a cargo bike
Two years ago, Suzanne Forup, Cycling UK ’s Assistant Head of Development, wrote about the challenges of getting ‘back on her bike’ with her son, a...
CTC cycling Case Study
Play on Pedals has gone down a storm with Senga Laurie...literally! Heavy rain left her drenched when she attended the Play on Pedals Instructor...
11-year-old Patrick Kielhmann
During his half-term holiday, 11-year-old CTC member Patrick Kielhmann has cycled from Land's End to John o' Groats in 11 days.
Family cycling in the Netherlands
Some fans of front child seats are indignant that CTC apparently damns their choice with faint praise. So here's my explanation of why we'...
Children cycling to school
Is your child's school trying to ban or discourage cycling? Here's a guide designed to help tackle the sort of barriers that keep cropping...
 
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