What can I expect on the day
Get the little and the long legs pedalling on these family bike tours! London might not the be the immediate choice for a family cycling trip, but thanks to the East-West Cycle Superhighway and your highly knowledgeable guide, it’s now a very pleasant way to tour the capital on two wheels.
These private cycle tours of London have been specifically designed with families in mind. You can bring really little people from just 18 months old in child bike seats, whilst mini riders who are confident on children’s bikes without stabilisers can ride themselves. And yes, bikes and helmets are included in the price of these guided family bike trips.
Being offered on an exclusive basis means you can go at your family’s pace, stopping for selfies, a little sit down or a play. And, of course, there's plenty of time for coffees for the grown ups and ice creams for the kiddies too. The advantage of having your own private guide is that they know the route really well, so you don’t have all the faff of stopping to check maps, working out where you are and which way you’re supposed to be going.
And not only that, in between a gently-paced bit of pedalling, you’ll be treated to fascinating facts, figures and anecdotes by your private tour guide. That means your London biking tour is educational for all the family, as well as great exercise!
So just let them take the lead as you head off from base at Gabriel’s Wharf. After admiring the Thames from the South Bank, you cross Blackfriar’s Bridge - your first taste of a cycle superhighway. Once on the Embankment, it’s westwards we go in the direction of Westminster to the turn around point a Green Park. This is on the famous East-West part of the cycling superhighway and it’s rather fine. What makes it different to any other cycle lane? Well, it’s not just a painted line in the road, it’s completely separate from the cars and buses, so it feels safe.
The great thing about the family bike tours is that the itinerary has been specifically designed to use these wide, two way routes made just for bicycles to the maximum. You’ll find about 80% of the tour is like that, with the other 20% on little-used paths and roads. Who’d have though you could ride all the way from Blackfriars to the Queen’s big house on a superhighway for bikes?
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