Family Skills

The team at Cyclewise are dedicated to promoting cycling for all. Our Family Skills sessions are aimed at all members of the family from age 8 to 80! and are available to book during the school holidays. These 3-hour-long private sessions for up to six will cater for your individual group's needs. Our coaches/tutors will be able to show you techniques to keep you riding and smiling with the emphasis being on fun for all the family.

Family SkillsUsing our own skills courses and purpose-built trails, we offer the opportunity for all the family to get biking while at Whinlatter. Pre-booking is essential for this action-packed morning of biking skills and fun. With the help of our fully qualified instructor, we will teach you all the skills required to get you around the 8km blue trail in control and with confidence. All riders from 8 years old upwards are welcome to come along and we guarantee a great time for all the family.

Family Skills sessions can also be booked for Bespoke Junior Skills and Maintenance courses. Juniors must be accompanied by an adult who is also welcome to participate in the session.

You could combine our Family Skills course with an afternoon session on Go - Ape (see links) to make it a day to remember for all the family. There is also a Visitor Centre, cafe and lots of waymarked walking routes for all abilities within the forest.

Private sessions are available to book for up to 6 people from 10am - 1pm during the school holidays. (weekdays only)

Venue: Cyclewise Whinlatter
Cost: From £95 for a 3-hour session for up to 6 people (bike hire not included), as follows:
1-2 people - £95
3 people - £100
4 people - £105
5 people - £110
6 people (maximum number) - £115

Duration: 10am - 1pm

Next available dates:
Monday 4th August
Tuesday 5th August
Wednesday 6th August
Monday 11th August
Wednesday 13th August
Thursday 14th August
Thursday 21st August
Friday 22nd August
Wednesday 27th August
Thursday 28th August
Wednesday 3rd September
Thursday 4th September

Please note, we only run one session per day so availability is limited.
The above dates are subject to an instructor being available.

If you require bikes, we do have various sizes available to hire and these should be pre-booked when you book the session. (Please see our bike hire page for more information)

For more information and to check availability, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and then complete our online booking form here.