Family Cycling Adventures

Family cycling adventure news article 2

Published Thursday 1 May 2014

Looking for an adventure for the whole family? Then get on your bike for a Family Cycling Adventure in the New Forest National Park.

The New Forest is the natural choice for family cycling with more than 100 miles of quiet country lanes and flat off-road tracks.

The family-friendly waymarked routes are easy to follow to discover ancient woodlands, charming villages and free-roaming ponies.

The New Forest National Park Authority is making it even better for families to get out of their cars and explore the National Park for a Family Cycling Adventure.

Throughout May, families can enjoy cycle hire discounts, free activity packs and badges as well as enter a photo competition to win some fantastic prizes.

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Discounts, free activity packs and badges

  • Families can enjoy special discounts including 10% off at New Forest Activities in Beaulieu throughout May and a 10% off-peak discount at cyclexperience in Brockenhurst (excluding  3-5 May and 24-31 May).
  • You can also pick up your free ‘I’m a forest friendly cyclist’ badge from cycle hire companies in the New Forest including cyclexperience in Brockenhurst, Forest Leisure Cycling in Burley, New Forest Activities in Beaulieu and AA Bike Hire in Lyndhurst.

Photo competition and prizes

Take a photo of your Family Cycle Adventure for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. We want fun and colourful photos, but remember your bikes must stay on the tracks and don’t feed or touch the animals. You can enter through Facebook, Twitter or by email. For details head to

The winners will be decided by public vote on our Facebook page and announced on 2 June on our website, Twitter and Facebook channels. Prizes include:

  • One night family room with Scottish Steak Club dinner at Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort in Lymington (up to two adults and two children, excluding Saturdays and bank holiday weekends)
  • One night spa break stay for two adults including a one-hour treatment at Careys Manor in Brockenhurst (Sunday to Thursday)

Visit to start you Family Cycling Adventure

Be a Forest Friendly Cyclist

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