Q – I have a baby/ toddler and would like to start cycling with them around York
A – Try one of our ‘Travel with Tots’ bikes and child-carrying equipment out. We have a range of bikes, front and back child seats, single and double trailers you can borrow and tryout in your life for a few weeks. The hire is from Cycle Heaven in Fulford and a £20 returnable deposit is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about availability.
Q – I’d like my children to start cycling their own bikes and/ or independently
A – Teach them how to cycle yourself – there’s some great advice from Sustrans at https://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-you-can-do/children-and-families/cycling-kids/teach-your-child-ride-bike-without-stabilisers
A – City of York Council offers balance bike sessions for toddlers and Bikeability training for older children through schools – more details at https://www.itravelyork.info/cycling/cycle-training/.
You can try GoGet Riding– a York-based cycle training organisation – which offers chargeable cycle training for children of all ages.
York Sport also offers cycling confidence-building one-to-one sessions for children of all ages and a variety of other cycling support activities.
Q – I’d like to get help get other families cycling
Thanks to Cycle Heaven for supporting Cycling Families.
York Bike Belles #travelwithtots won the national Modeshift Award for Excellence in Cycling in 2016.