Finally, summertime is here! And those lovely people at Cycle Sprog, the online resource empowering parents to get out cycling with their families, are here to encourage you to get out on your own adventures.

Image courtesy of Cycle Sprog

Image courtesy of Cycle Sprog

Created in 2012 by wife and husband team Karen Gee and Chris Jones, Cycle Sprog started life as a blog following their family cycling adventures, but fast became on online resource for parents looking for impartial information and advice on everything from bikes to rides to accessories.

Don’t know where to start? No problem, Founder of Cycle Sprog, Karen Gee is here with her top five tips to get out cycling and create some great memories with your family this summer. Who knows where your adventures might take you?

1. Get the right bike – it’s a minefield out there, believe us we know, but getting kitted out with the right bike for yours or your family’s needs is very important. That’s why we’ve created a handy tool to help you find the right bike for your kids. Whether you’re looking for a balance bike, the latest and the best kids bikes, or just what you need to consider when buying a bike, we’ve got your back.

2. Don’t be afraid to cycle if you’re pregnant – great news ladies, most types of cycling are considered as low-impact forms of exercise and you are safe to get on your bike whilst you are expecting. This is approved by Chief Medical Officers, but if you’re worried then we have a full article about cycling when pregnant for your peace of mind.

3. Find the right equipment – no matter what age your children are, you can take them along for the ride with the right gear. Little ones can be transported in a trailer, or confident toddlers and small children can ride along in their own seat behind. You might even want a tagalong bike and accessories to pull along budding little cyclists who want to feel their in control. There are so many options. And don’t forget helmets, gloves and other accessories to keep you safe on your ride.

4. Find somewhere to go – bikes friendly trails are a must for family cycling adventures. Short and flat routes are advisable when it comes to getting out with small children, building up to slightly hillier tracks and mountain biking as children get older. Choose the right place and you’ll all have a great day.

5. Check the weather forecast – let’s be honest, we live in the UK and the weather is never guaranteed. However, if it’s looking like it’s going to be a dry day, you’re good to go. Pack yourself up with a picnic, grab your bikes, bring the kids, and enjoy the ride!

So, what are you waiting for? Start your family’s cycling journey today and start making memories on your very own adventures. For more information and to get involved with Cycle Sprog head to

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