Wondering what to do with the family for the Easter holidays? Fear not, for Total Women’s Cycling has scoured the British Isles to bring you some of the best events, trails and activities to keep the whole family entertained!
Trail centres, Easter egg hunts, flower-lined traffic-free paths, and even cycling through tunnels – you won’t be bored, that’s for sure.
1. Ludlow Easter Bunny Cycle Ride, Shropshire
Get your best and brightest Easter outfits on for this family friendly bike ride. A gentle 9 mile ride will take you from Oakley Park to Bromfield and back, and there’s also a shorter 6mile route option.
In Bromfield you’ll stop for tea, cake and an Easter egg hunt! Well, you have to have an egg hunt at Easter, right?
There’ll also be prizes for the best outfits, so don’t forget to decorate yourself, and maybe even your bike!
Date: Saturday 12th April
Time: 10.30am, to about 1.00pm
Location: Meet at Dinham Millenium Green, Ludlow
Find out more: Travel Shropshire
2. Two Tunnels Cycle Route, Bath, Somerset
Take a bike ride through a train tunnel!
Don’t worry, the trains don’t run anymore, and instead you’ll find a beautiful, long and blissfully car free route that takes you from the bustle of central Bath, out in the country, and back again.
Cycling through and around some amazing feats of engineering; one of the tunnels you’ll pass through, the Combe Down Tunnel, is the UK’s longest cycle and walking tunnel, at nearly a mile long! But don’t worry about the dark – the whole length is fully lit, and the ground is nice and smooth.
You’ll also ride past the Dundas Aqueduct, which is part of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Don’t forget to look up as you ride under.
Bath itself is a great location for a weekend of fun with tons of activities, museums and shops. The Roman Baths are worth a visit!
And after you’ve returned from your leisurely country cycle, head for a refined afternoon tea in the Pump House.
Date: Whenever you fancy!
More info: Sustrans Bath Two Tunnels Circuit
3. Afan Forest Park, South Wales
The perfect spot for a family bike outing. There’s definitely something for everyone here!
Take the little ones out along the pretty Rookie trail, and don’t forget to see how many different types of spring flowers you can spot in the hedgerows as you pass!
Ride along the smooth, mostly flat trail until you get to the skills area, which is worth spending a bit of time on. Kids will have a great time learning how to roll over rocks, wooden section and playing in the pumptrack, all at a scale that’s suited to beginners and children.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, head up the Blue Scar trail, the next level up, for some stunning views and fun, swoopy descents for a real sense of what Afan has to offer.
And afterward you can either head to the trail centre for tea and cake, or use one of the barbecue spots along the valley path. Perfect!