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Family and leisure cycling

Find a family or leisure bike trail near you!


Whilst the map shows the best centres for you to visit, Forestry Commission woodlands have plenty more great places to ride with your family. Search for your nearest here.

Many of our sites have bike hire and bike washing facilities as well, so not only can you rent two wheels, but you can clean them too. Check out your local cycling pages for more information.

With green spaces and safe dedicated cycling trails, the forest is perfect for starting your children on their cycling journey. Start with the resources below then head out to the forest!

Forest Cycle Superstar Challenge

Download and print the Cycle Superstar Challenge to record your progress as you build confidence while learning to ride in the forest!

I'm ready for the challenge

Family cycling events & skills areas

The best place to learn is in a safe and encouraging environment. Join us for events & activity areas to help develop your child's cycling skills.

Find one near you

Tiny cycle tips

Is the thought of getting your bike safe and road-worthy stopping you from enjoying fun filled days out cycling? Soreen have developed some fantastic Tiny Tips videos to help.

Watch Tiny Tips

Our favourite forests for a gentle woodland ride

Grab your helmet and head out to the forest with the family for a beautiful cycle ride. Here's a selection of our favourite forest bike rides in England.

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Last updated: 15th June 2018

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