Get ahead of the carve with our Halloween pumpkin designs

Get ahead of the carve with our Halloween pumpkin designs

It's that time of year again, and Cycling UK has got you covered for all your bicycle-themed pumpkin-carving needs

1. Choose your design

We've created easy, medium, and hard templates, so you can challenge yourself if you like!

2. Cut out the template

With a pair of scissors or a craft knife, carefully cut out the black sections of the template (the negative space). If you're under the age of 18, ask an adult to help you.

3. Remove the crown

Choose a large pumpkin and carefully use a sharp serrated knife to cut off the crown. If you're under the age of 18, ask an adult to help you.

4. Scoop out the seeds and pumpkin 'guts'

Using a large spoon, scoop out the seeds and innards from the pumpkin. Use the spoon to remove some of the flesh from the walls of the pumpkin. 

5. Draw on your design

Tape your chosen template onto the pumpkin in the desired position. With a marker pen, draw the outline of the design onto the pumpkin.

6. Carve your pumpkin

Remove the template, and using the serrated knife, cut out the design. Always cut away from you in case the knife slips. Use a smaller knife for the trickier parts. If you're under the age of 18, ask an adult to help you.

7. Light up your pumpkin

Pop a tea light inside the pumpkin, light it and replace the crown. Voilà! You have your perfect bicycle-themed jack-o-lantern!

8. Share your pumpkin

Show us your creation on social media by tagging @WeAreCyclingUK on Twitter or @wearecyclinguk on Instagram and using the hashtag #PedallingPumpkins

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