Side Street Style: Get Active with Cyclefest and Experience Freedom

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08/05/2018

Get Active with Cyclefest and Experience Freedom

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As my children are now a little older the one activity we love to do as a family is hitting the cycle track near our home which runs all the way along the River Taff from the Brecon Beacons to Cardiff and has become one of our favourite weekend past times that we can do all together as a family because lets be honest it can be pretty tricky to find a physical activity that crosses the age divide as much as cycling does. Both John and I have struggled up to this point to fit in consistent physical activities and exercise since having kids, before we started a family we both visited the gym regularly but while we still aim to do as much as we can the fact of the matter is it is hard around kids, work and keeping the house semi-organised. Which is why activities we can do altogether are the best and since my eldest has taken to cycling so much it's become something we really look forward to on weekends and we even have a trailer so our toddler can come along for the ride.


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As our fitness and passion for cycling increases, we are always looking for little challenges, whether that be to do longer stretches of our local cycle track or see how long we can stay out on our bikes it's good to have a goal. This summer we have been looking at different ways to keep it interesting and the spark going especially with our 7yr old and I am really excited to tell you about the family friendly Cyclefest, organised by Experience Freedom which is happening across two different venues over summer. Cyclefest involves either a sporting route for the more serious cyclists as well as an 8 mile family bike ride suitable for young and old.


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 Cyclefest is happening at Sledmere, Yorkshire on the 27th May and also in Monmouth on the 26th August and your Cyclefest entry also allows access to the National hosted by the Caravan and Motorhome Club so if you're really looking for an adventure why not grab a pitch, camp and make a weekend of it. Both events are to be action packed days out with craft areas, street food, bike demos and finisher medals for everyone that crosses the line of the family bike ride.

What we really love about cycling is being able to see parts of the UK from a different perspective, cycle track often take a more scenic route and it's a great way to get outdoors and have some downtime that is also quality family time. I also love the community that comes with exploring this beautiful country on two wheels so I love the idea of coming together with other like-minded families. If you sign up for the event you will also be automatically be entered into a competition to win a 6-night holiday in the Loire region of France. If your looking for an outdoor, cycle friendly adventure Experience Freedom the organiser of Cyclefest has an array of cool glamping and camping pods as well as yurts at over 40 sites in the UK.

Good news I actually have one set of family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) to giveaway to one lucky reader. The winner chooses which event they want to attend and the giveaway ends on the 20th May 2018

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20 comments:

  1. This looks super fun! Is it just for families or do you think a couple without kids would enjoy it too?

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    1. Yes they have two different routes - a longer and more intense one and then the family route that is open to anyone

      Laura x

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  2. That sounds so fun. We live just near the Camel trail which is a flat old railway track in Cornwall and we are planning to get the kids on their bikes this summer :)

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  3. I've never been too big on cycling - mainly because we live in such a busy urban area. It just doesn't feel safe cycling on busy London roads, especially as the police will stop and fine you if you are on the pavements (even kids!). I hope to rectify this if we ever move out of London :)

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  4. It is so nice that you cycle together:) Cyclefest is such an important initiative! Bonds family together and it is a good work out too x

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  5. My husband really wants to go out on a family bike ride...we just need to get some bikes! I used to cycle to school everyday, so it feels like something nostalgic to me :)

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  6. We are getting the girls bikes for their birthdays so we can all go out cycling :)

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  7. I'm not the best at cycling, as a kid and teenager I was constantly falling off lol!! Looks like this will be a great day out/ weekend away!

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  8. My boys and my OH love cycling!! I enjoy them being so happy and having something so fun they like doing together.
    Mainy

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  9. This looks really good fun and we should do cycling more as a family, especially as we have the New Forest on our doorstep x

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  10. I wish I could cycle. Tried learning before but no luck. Love the sound of the giveaway.

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  11. We want to do more cycling with ours, we have all the bikes ready to go just need to load us all up and go! This sounds like a great event

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  12. I can't wait for my little ones to be old enough to do this with! We are off to buy a bike for my daughter's 3rd b'day today so it's a good start x

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  13. We love cycling together as a family and cycle fest looks fab. Im gutted we can't make it!

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  14. I love cycling! This surely is a fun family activity.

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  15. I've never been one for cycling although I am looking forward to our little girl being old enoughenough and get her own bike. I'll keep a look out for these events when she's older. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This looks like great fun, we love cycling as a family

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  17. Cycling and trekking in & @ the Lake & Peak ditricts.

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  18. We live near the Lake District, so walks and hikes with the dogs are our top family activities.

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