OLYMPIC success always inspires the next generation. Our amazing cycling success in Tokyo will encourage them to want to give cycling a try. So, here’s a few suggestions as to how they can start developing their bike skills, locally.

Child-Friendly Cycling Events

A new ‘Cycling What’s On’ can be found at www.bikeworcester.co.uk.

Events younger cyclists can enjoy include the GT Bicycles Malvern Classic over August Bank Holiday. It’s the biggest Mountain Biking event in the UK. There’s cycle races to watch and activities to participate in.

Why not enter your two to five-year-old in the Balance Bike World Championships?

On Saturday, September 11, Ride and Stride encourages you to organise your own family ride around some of the amazing historic churches close to you.

On Sunday, September 26, there’s the Bike Worcester Hill Climb at Fort Royal for children under 11. It’s free. Just turn up, sign in and ride!

Bike to School Week starts September 27. There’s lots of resources on the website to encourage you, your children and their school to take part.

On Sunday, October 3, the Women on Wheels Sportive starts from Norton Village Hall. As well as more challenging rides, there’s a shorter 26km route.




Off-Road Courses

Do your kids want to be the next Bethany Shriever or Kye Whyte? You can find ‘Pump Tracks’ at Evesham and Kidderminster and a larger BMX track at Redditch.

For those wanting to emulate Tom Piddock or Malvern’s Evie Richards, there’s a permanent course at Stourport Sports Club and signed mountain biking routes on Malvern Hills and in the Wyre Forest. Don’t forget to say hi to Gruffalo!

Cycle Clubs and Training

For Jason and Laura Kenny fans Worcester St John’s, Malvern Cycle Sport and Wyre Forest Racing Club welcome younger riders and offer coaching sessions.

Most triathlon clubs also welcome younger participants to their clubs and competitive events.

Signed Local Cycle Routes

For those who prefer to explore their local area on a bike the last Push Bike! article on family friendly cycle routes can be found at bikeworcester.co.uk.