Cycling features in National Trust list of kids activities

Cycling for kids

Most of us remember the excitement of setting off for a bike ride with friends when we were kids. Now ‘going on a really long bike ride’ is one of the activities highlighted in the National Trust’s new ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4’ list.

British Cycling are currently working in partnership with the National Trust to improve cycling access and provision around the country, and both organisations are keen to see more families experiencing the great outdoors on two wheels.

Cycling National TrustDuring the six weeks of summer between Monday 22 July to Sunday 1 September youngsters can take part in the 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 Wild-time challenge. Sign up for free and complete at least 25 adventures from the list of ‘50 things’ (including going on a bike ride, of course!) for the chance to star in and direct your very own nature film.

The National Trust said: ‘We all need wild time – fresh air, exercise and memories that will last a life time. Going on a really long bike ride is a great way to experience the outdoors, getting closer to nature and the special places around us.’

Cycling has proved a great opportunity for families to explore the 618,000 acres owned by the Trust and a thoroughly enjoyable experience to all age groups with Sport England helping to fund Sports development work at Trust properties.

Now it’s even easier to enjoy a bike ride at a National Trust property near you with guided bike rides rides that let you enjoy the best of the National Trust.

Breeze bike rides for women at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Clumber Park to Sherwood Forest Saturday 27 July
Clumber Park Pootle Saturday 13 August

Sky Ride Local at Saltram House in Plymouth

Plymbridge to Saltram Park Loop Sunday 4 August
Saltram Park Loop Sunday 25 August

Sky Ride Local at The Plym Valley, Plymouth

Down the Plym Valley Sunday 25 August

Sky Ride Local at Knole Park, Kent

A Spin Around Knole Park Sunday 25 August