Best UK family friendly cycling routes

Most cyclists of any experience level would agree that you feel an incredible sense of freedom when you take to two wheels, and start out on a cycling exploration. The UK has an extensive network of cycle routes and trails that criss-crosses the country – many of these routes are family friendly which is perfect for anyone finding their cycling legs for the first time, young or old.

When your family unit has little ones that are wide-eyed for adventure and brimming with energy, there are some fabulous cycle routes you can introduce them to. We’ve picked out some top locations, recommended through our magazine columnist John Manning’s first-hand experience, as well as reviews and feedback from our lovely members. Nothing too hilly but with plenty to see along the way and most importantly, lots of fun for the family to explore by bike.

High Lodge, Thetford Forest | Norfolk

The Monsal Trail | Peak District

Sherwood Forest | Nottinghamshire

Rutland Reservoir | Oakham

Kielder Water | Northumberland

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