Cycling is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. It’s fun, free, and good exercise. Plus it allows you to spend quality time together while taking in the beautiful sites, sounds, and smells of the great outdoors. If you’re taking the kids out for the day, you’ll want to go to places with family-friendly cycle routes and paths. Somewhere that’s easy, with relatively flat terrain. That’s at least until they become more experienced. Here are some ideas to get started:
How can I keep the kids entertained while cycling?
Aside from the adventure of going out on your bikes and taking in the wonderful views the British Isles has to offer, there are a few other ways you can keep the little ones going for longer.
Consider letting the youngest lead the way. Knowing the right pace to go at can be tricky when cycling with young children. It’s wise to have an adult at the front and the back of your group, but allow the littlest legs to do some pace-setting to keep them motivated and make them feel like they’re taking the lead. You can also have a little race along a nice straight section of path to add a competitive element to your ride (and maybe an ice cream at the end of your ride). And why not play the classic game of ‘I spy’? It’s a good way to encourage everyone to stay together while taking in the surroundings. You can even collect interesting items along your route, like pine cones and pretty leaves.