Most people know that cycling is a good form of exercise, but the benefits don’t end there. Getting in the saddle can boost everything from your mood to your green credentials. And with so many different models, from balance bikes to e-bikes, to choose from, cycling has got to be one of the most accessible sports out there.

Children as young as three can learn to ride a bike, so even young families can enjoy a little pedal together. And once your child has picked up the basics, you can set off on longer bike rides and maybe even venture into the exciting world of mountain biking.

Whether you’re already a keen cyclist who loves sharing your passions or you like the idea of learning something new together, cycling with your family is a lot of fun for all ages. Here are a few of our favourite reasons to head out on a family bike ride.