Children love cycling - it's fast and fun. It gives them freedom and independence to get around. And you don’t need to wait until your kids are old enough to ride themselves to start enjoying the benefits of cycling as a family. Click here to find out more.
Even at a relaxed pace, families can travel at 10mph on bikes, which means typical school runs can be done in 5-10 minutes (and you won't have to struggle to find a car parking space).
Lack confidence? Cycle training is by far one of the best ways to boost your confidence on two wheels.
www.ridingabike.co.uk offer local training. Trainers can support family confidence training, where you can learn protective riding techniques.
For advice on buying a bike please look at our Guides page.
Scooting used to be a child’s first step to cycling, but now it is a way of getting about and a sporting activity all the way into adulthood: healthy, environmentally friendly and inexpensive. Click here to find out more.
Scooting is faster than walking and there are some fantastic grown-up scooters available so that parents can keep up (such as these). We use these and we love them.
Find your nearest skate park here.
There are also skate parks at Flitwick (Dunstable Road/Temple Way) and Houghton Regis (Tithe Farm Rec).
For advice on buying a scooter please look at our Guides page.