Cornwall LivingIssue #141

Experience a family cycle

With bikes for all ages available to hire, including those with child seat, tag-along and trailer attachments, the National Trust-owned estate at Lanhydrock is waiting to welcome families hoping to explore its winding woodland trails on two wheels.

There are lots of trails to choose from, depending on your ability. The easy Lodge trail, for example, is a 1.5-mile long, well-surfaced route flanked by a mixture of English woodland and conifer trees, suitable for trailers, tag-alongs and disability bikes. Four moderate trails – named Bazley’s, Walter’s, Hard and Timber – prove an exciting test for keen mountain bikers, and The Saw Pit – a dual-slalom track – provides the estate’s most difficult ride. With tightly packed rollers, jumps and banked corners, it features two tracks running side by side, making it the perfect opportunity to race friends and family.