Family Bike Ride in Yorkshire

Car Parks at most sites are now open, toilets, cafes and other facilities remain closed. Bike Hire and Water activities are generally not available. Please check the links to individual parks for more detailled information.

Saturn model on the York Solar System Family Bike Ride

York Solar System Cycle Route

This scale model of the Solar System is spread out along 6.4 miles of the old East Coast main-line railway. Along it you can find scale models of all the planets in our solar system as well as models of the Cassini and Voyager spacecraft. Every 100 metres along the track corresponds to more than 57 million kilometres in space.

Giant Steel Hoops artwork on Spen Valley Greenway faily friendlu cycle route

Spen Valley Greenway

The Spen Valley Greenway runs through densely populated urban areas with long distance moor-land views, it passes a wildlife reserve and a rolling golf course. The path is also home to a collection of artworks including Sally Matthew’s flock of Swaledale Sheep, constructed from recycled industrial scrap, and ‘Rotate’ by Trudi Entwistle - 40 giant steel hoops set in a circle.

Nidderdale Greenway cycle route

Nidderdale Greenway

The Nidderdale Greenway connects Harrogate and Knaresborough with Ripley. The route is 4 miles and travels over the Grade 2-listed, seven-arch Nidd Gorge Viaduct. This is a wonderful place to pause and admire the views. The ride passes wildflower meadows, gorgeous woodland and golden wheat fields.

Cancal cycle route at Saltaire

Saltaire To Leeds

Thirteen miles of traffic free tow path cycling. The route passes Rodley Nature Reserve and Bramley Falls as well as the historic Kirkstall Abbey and the Leeds Industrial Museum.

Child cycling at Sutton Bank

Sutton Bank, North York Moors

A range of colour coded routes start from the Sutto BAnk visitor centre in the North York Moors National Park, using a mixture of natural and man-made tracks. Green is great for families and beginners. There is also a skills area to parctise or play before you go. Cycle hire is available.

Dalby Forest cycle skills area

Dalby Forest Park

Dalby Forest has a range of cycle routes suitbale for all levels from beginners and families through to experts and professionals. There is skills area and cycles are available to hire.

Beginners cycle lesson at Leeds Urban Bike Park

Leeds Urban Bike Park

Leeds Urban Bike Park is run by a not for profit company whose aim is to make the park succeed. The park has trails for everyone from beginners to experts, BMX and moutain bike trails and skills courses to learn to ride. A cafe and bike shop are en site.

Pathway in golden acre park in Autumn.

Wykebeck Way

Wykebeck Way runs from Roundhay Park to Temple Newsam on a cycle paths quiet roads and parkland paths.