Cycling Families

Some FAQ’s

Q – I have a baby/ toddler and would like to start cycling with them around York

A – You can get started with information and advice from Sustrans and Cycling UK online. And why not also join the wonderful Family Cycling UK Facebook group?

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 yorkbikebelles@gmail.com to enquire about availability.

A – Get some confidence training yourself or as a family, either during a cake confidence session or separately from City of York Council’s Urban Skills training team.

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

Great! Spread the word by sharing this page. You can also follow us on Facebook and twitter and share our cycling families posts. Or why not mentor another family into cycling yourself?

Thanks to Cycle Heaven for supporting Cycling Families.

York Bike Belles #travelwithtots won the national Modeshift Award for Excellence in Cycling in 2016.