All summer, Kent Sport are running the #MyActiveFamily campaign, helping to inspire families to get out and get active. Across the county there are all sorts of brilliant places to go, activities to try and events to enjoy, and getting active as a family is a great way to be healthy and have fun together. Today we want to tell you about Cyclopark, a brilliant purpose-built cycling venue in Gravesend that offers families and children a great opportunity to get on their bike (or hire one!) and enjoy a variety of cycling activities.
Remember to share your #MyActiveFamily experiences on social media using the hashtag #MyActiveFamily and check out what other families have been getting up to.
Cyclopark opened in 2012 and is home to a 330m race track for BMXs, 6km of track for mountain biking, 2.9km tarmac course for road bikes, a skate park, a cycle-based playground and 43 hectares of rolling landscaped parkland.
The venue has plenty of bookable activities, while there are several options available to those who just want to turn up and cycle. The bike shop offers bike and helmet hire for those who don’t have their own kit.
Throughout the summer there are loads of activities for children and families to enjoy at Cyclopark, including holiday camps, BMX sessions, or for beginners, “learn to ride” sessions aimed at improving cycling confidence and proficiency in a traffic-free setting.
The venue has recently opened Café 1809 Active, Dame Kelly Holmes’ new lifestyle café, which provides the perfect setting to enjoy a coffee and a cake after getting out on the track as a family!
Cycling really is a fantastic activity that all the family can enjoy together. At Cyclopark there are loads of different types of cycling to have a go at, and there’s something for everyone, whether total beginner or experienced cyclist. As an extra incentive to head to Cyclopark as a family this summer, the venue is offering FREE admission to kids visiting with a paying adult, so what more encouragement do you need to get along to Cyclopark and give it a try?