Finding a cycling event that is suitable for the whole family can be tricky. Here are 10 that will fit the bill. Now all that's left to do is choose which ones you are going to do as they all look like so much fun!

Manchester to Liverpool Bike Ride

15 May

manchester to liverpoool

In addition to a 40-mile route, there will also be a new 55-mile route for those who want a bit more of a challenge. And best of all, when you reach the finish line on the banks of the Mersey you will be treated to live music, refreshments and a whole lot of fun!

Scootathon @ Cycletta

Various Dates


The event begins on scooter, then it’s into transition to pick up the bike before finishing with a run. All you need is a helmet, scooter and bike and off you go!


15 June


You just need to turn up on the day to collect your free score card. There will be stalls along the route. Face painting and free bike checks will also be available.

South Wales Bike Ride

22 June

south wales

The event is organised by the British Heart Foundation. Entry costs £10 per adult and £5 per child, you are also asked to fundraise for the event.

Cycle Together Sandringham

23 June

cycle together

Great Cycle Manchester

29 June 2014

cycle manchester

The start line, lapping point and finish are all situated in the Ethiad Campus, home to Manchester City Football Club so it will make for some fantastic spectating. The event is open to anyone over the age of three. Kids from 8 onwards can enter the 13-mile on their own bike while over 16s can enter any of the 13, 26 or 52 mile routes.

Orbital Cycling Festival

26-27 July 2014


Over the course of the weekend there will a whole host of activities to keep you entertained. From family ride-outs to the bike jumble you will not be stuck with kids moaning that they are bored. There is even a ‘bling your bike’ competition and balance bikes for under-5s on the pump track.

Prudential Ride London FreeCycle

9 August 2014


Aimed at all ages and abilities, there is no excuse not to get involved.

Big Bike Bash

Date TBC

big bike bask

There is everything from races to BBQs, children’s discos, bouncy castles and even a lake jump! All of your needs will be looked after – there is a spacious, family-friendly campsite, lots of food options, shower and toilet facilities and lots more. So all you need to worry about is staying awake long enough for the live music each evening after an action packed day!

New Forest

14 September 2014

new forest

All of the routes start and finish in Brockenhurst.