Kids cycling in the forest of dean

Little Legs, Big Smiles

The Forest of Dean is the perfect place to take your kids cycling, and it all starts at Dean Forest Cycles. We can fuel you up in our cafe, we have bikes for kids and grown-ups and we can even help with the best routes.

Hire a Kids Bike In The Forest of Dean

Whatever your kid’s ages, the Forest of Dean promises to be an unforgettable experience. The Family Cycle Trail is a traffic-free route through the forest with no big hills and plenty to keep the kids entertained. 

Looking to hire a kid’s bike to ride in the Forest of Dean?  Our kid’s hire bikes are a great option for days out with the whole family – and we’ve also got tag-alongs, kids and dogs trailers, tow-ropes and everything else you might need for a fun day out with riders of all ages.

We also offer a range of activities for kids including coaching, kids club and kid’s parties. Learn more about our activities here.

Kids bike

Marin Hidden Canyon

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Kids bike

Marin Bayview Trail

Marin Bayview Trail 24inch hire bike dean forest cycles

Please Note:

Equivalent bikes may be substituted depending on availability.

Refunds can only be given on cancellations made 7 days or more prior to the hire date.

Customers must show photo ID with name and address on collection of bikes/equipment.

Customers must leave either a photo driving license or passport in the hirer’s name as security for the duration of the hire period. Full suspension or eBikes require two forms of security.

Full terms and conditions are available here.

Book your bike

Don't forget photo ID!

For all bookings we will need to hold a form of photographic ID (passport or driving licence). Please make sure you bring this with you.

Not sure what bike you need?

Give us a call! We’re always happy to chat and find the best option for you and your visit.

Family Rides

12 Mile
Family Cycle TraiL

Forest of Dean 12 mile Family cycle Route map

A 12 mile family cycle trail loop that uses old railway lines and surfaced tracks. Perfect for all ages and abilities with plenty of wildlife and scenery.

Parkend to Coleford
Family Cycle Trail

Forest of Dean Family cycle Route map

A gradual climb up to Coleford and a cruisy downhill back to Dean Forest Cycles for Coffee. Another great route for all ages and abilities on surfaced tracks. 

The Wye Valley Greenway
chepstow to tintern

A 7km traffic-free family route from the National Diving Centre to beautiful Tintern, taking in the Wye Valley and 1km long Tidenham tunnel.

Peregrine Path
symonds yat to monmouth

Peregrine Path Family cycle Route

A 12km traffic-free family route from Symonds Yat to historic Monmouth, with stunning views, Arthurian legends and birds of prey.