Dalby Forest gears up for family fun

World-class venue hosts free cycling activities in October

Dalby forest in North Yorkshire will be hosting a day of cycling-based family fun on 29 October, three days after our Road Demo Day.


The 8,600 acre wood near Pickering has a new £400,000 cycle trail network that’s been growing in popularity over the past few months, attracting up to 50,000 riders.

Novices will be supplied a bike and accompanied by a CTC instructor for gentle rides, while there’ll be a mountain bike skills course for the more experienced and adventurous riders. Disabled riders can have a go as well on a special selection of adapted machines to suit their needs.

Stuart Startup, a bike ranger with the Forestry Commission, said: “Dalby is a tremendous place to explore on a bike. There are great facilities, matched by a breathtaking landscape.  We’re keen to get more folk involved – time spent in the saddle can do you a power of good.”

Paintballing, orienteering, nature trails, a rocket launching workshop and horse and carriage rides will be on hand if you have less bike-orientated thrill seekers in the family to entertain.


Log on to www.forestry.gov.uk/YorkshireandtheHumber or call 01751 472 771 to find out more.