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Children's sportives and fun rides

domcarrdomcarr Posts: 85
Does anyone know of any children's sportives or fun rides? My son is really enjoying his cycling and I'm looking for some organised events (similar to " Bristol's Biggest Bike Ride"). Any advice greatly appreciated.


  • simon_esimon_e Posts: 1,706
    You haven't disclosed where you are, how far you're prepared to travel or the kind of distances you'd consider riding.

    Have you tried searching online for cycling festivals or events in towns and cities near you, checked local newspapers, CTC groups or Go-Ride accredited cycling clubs? Our local hospice has fundraising cycling events that are publicised through their own website and the local press.

    A couple of years ago I did the shortest of the Tour Rides at Stoke with my two kids. They enjoyed getting a medal, goody bag and some pasta as well as doing the ride. Unfortunately the organisers are only offering the longer routes now.
    Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,724
    +1 for Go-Ride, my son did an event at a local centre with them and enjoyed it.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • zebra67zebra67 Posts: 113
    Find local clubs in your areas, check out what they offer. Most sportives & similar we have found out by getting on area email lists with British Cycling or thru local clubs and Go Ride regional email lists. Tell us where you live & I might find some links to get you started.
  • GuanajuatoGuanajuato Posts: 399
    I've just entered my daughter & myself in the Jennings Rivers Ride in Keswick in September. The family route is 11 miles & relatively flat, just a couple of short steep bits, and the scenery is absolutely stunning. All on roads, but generally pretty quiet ones. The only exception is the bit from Grange back to Keswick.
    I've checked with the organisers and its possible to do the middle distance (40mile) without children and be back in time to start the family ride with the children if you want.
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