15 Child-Friendly Bike Rides In Manchester
Manchester is a built-up urban city thriving with thousands of people, but there are still so many great places to visit by bike that you’d never have guessed were in Manchester.
Road TracksManchester Cycleway - This off-road cycle track is great for teaching kids about road safety without them actually being on the road!
Fallowfield Loop - This 4.5 mile long route is mostly traffic-free and great for a cycle through the city of Manchester. Since you'll be road riding for this cycling route, make sure your pedal bike is easy to carry.
Manchester Airport Orbital Cycleway - If you’re looking for an easy route then this is perfect for you and your family.
Ashton Trail - A trail with new cyclist traffic lights specifically for bike users, great for helping kids learn about the rules of the road.
The Monton Green Loop - This loop is full of history so if you’re wanting a route to travel back in time with, give this a go! A wide range of kids bikes are great for this cycle route!
Dunham Massey Farm Ice Cream Loop (from Deansgate) - This loop will see you pass history. You'll be travelling out from the heart of Manchester and back in. It's 29 miles long and would take around 2 hours to complete.
Green Plains Loop from Deansgate - This loop will see you travel from the heart of manchester and back in again. It's 39 miles long and would take 3 hours to complete. Some sections are unpaved so be prepared to carry your kid and bike for a section.
Scenic TracksMedlock Valley Project - This route is great if you’re looking for a path through beautiful fields with scenery for miles. Try out mountain bikes here to make cycling along the fields easier.
Chorlton Water Park - This water park is situated in a nature reserve making it great for kids on a summer's day out. The perfect bike here is lightweight.
Prestwich Forest Park - This park is full of a forest with open space, making it a great way to enjoy some shade on hotter days on shelter from the rain in the autumn months.
Stalybridge Country Park - In this park you’ll find traffic-free tarmac filled roads surrounded by hills and beautiful views.
Saddleworth Rail Trail - If you want a path that's easy and gentle to travel through then this is perfect. Lightweight bikes are ideal for a route like this to make cycling easier.
Tatton Park Loop (from Burnage) - This loop is 32 miles long and because of this, would take around 2 hours to complete. It's mostly paved roads so the ideal bike here is a road bike, balance bike or hybrid bike.
Blaze Hill Loop from Burnage - This loop offers fantastic views of churches and miles of greenery. It's 37 miles long and would take you 3 hours to finish.
Holme Moss Loop from Gorton - This loop will see you travel through Daisy Nook country park, offering fantastic views of the surrounding area. It's 46 miles long and would take 4 hours to complete.
Now you’ve got some great routes to travel through, head off on your bike and enjoy. Don't forget to take a look at some other fantastic areas to cycle through like Norfolk or Yorkshire.