Parenting North East

Cycling UK Affiliated Group

Parenting North East

Do you want to get out on your bike with your little one, but just a little apprehensive? We can help!

Our activities 
Leisure/Touring rides
Family rides
About us 

We are an affiliated Cycling UK group delivering supportive sessions and rides to get you confident cycling with your tots.

Parenting North East CIC is a social enterprise based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We offer family support to parents of young children. We do this through regular meets where you can meet like minded parents, get peer-to-peer support and a listening ear.

Our Cycling UK Community Club, 'Mums on the Move' is supportive group enabling parents to feel comfortable cycling with their children, using a child bike seat or trailer on a safe practice area and cycle paths.

The sessions are suitable for children from 9 months to 4 years old in bike seats and trailers, older children pedalling themselves are welcome too. 

Don’t have your own child bike seat or trailer? No problem we have child bike seats and trailers for your bike. Don’t have your own bike? No problem you can book a bike together with a seat or trailer from The Cycle Hub at a special discounted rate.

 

Information about the group rides 

'Mums on the Move' Sessions are led by a trained cycle leader and alternate between ‘Introductory’ and ‘Social Rides’ sessions.

‘Introductory’ sessions get you started on a safe area on the Quayside. In these sessions you’ll practice starting, stopping and maneuvering your bike with a child bike seat or trailer attached, ready to pedal further! Not ready to start cycling straight away with your child? Then you could practice using one of our realistic child dolls. You can come to as many ‘Introductory’ sessions as you wish and when you’re ready come along to one of our ‘Social Rides’…..

‘Social Rides’ take place on traffic free cycle paths at a gently pace, the emphasis is getting out, enjoying the views, socialising and sometimes even having a cakey shaped treat! 

Please be aware you must be able to cycle independently yourself for either session.

If you’re unsure of which session to start with have a chat with Aggie on 0191 230 2273 or email aggie@parentingnortheast.org.uk

Coming Along:  You need to book a place in advance on https://www.parentingnortheast.org.uk/events/event/. At least 24 hours before an activity is due to take place. If you don't have your own child bike seat or trailer make sure you select a FREE one when booking your place. Please allow extra time to have your bike set up with this before an activity starts.Due to limited places booking is compulsory.

If you don’t have your own bike, then you can book one for a 'Discounted Parenting North East' rate of £5 by contacting the hires centre at The Cycle Hub 0191 276 7250 (this needs to be done at least 24 hours before an activity is due to take place)

Where: The Cycle Hub, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1BU

When: In Spring and Summer activities are every Wednesday, and over the Winter activities once a month on a Wednesday, check out https://www.parentingnortheast.org.uk/events/event/ for dates

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