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Family Bike Ride from The Bike Dock, Sunderland

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The Bike Dock, adjacent to the National Glass Centre

Liberty Way



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Just got riding on two wheels? Ready for your first family ride?

Then this ride is for you!

This short ride following the waterfront around to Roker park ideal for those who have just mastered riding a two wheeler and ready to learn about riding with others. The ride will be a great opportunity for the whole family to spend time together. Parent/Guardians will have an opportunity to learn lots of handy tips to help them with their own fun family rides.

We restrict numbers at each session to ensure everyone gets the support they need, therefore booking is essential. Please book one ticket per person taking part.

Bikes are available for use - please indicate when booking if you need to use one of our bikes. Helmets are also available for use during the session.

If you want more detail on the route planned on a specific date please do get in touch with us on 07467 337944 or drop us an email to

The weather can be unpredictable so please make sure you check the weather and dress appropriately, gloves and a waterproof are recommended. In case of hazardous conditions the ride may be cancelled.


I don't have my own bike, can I borrow one?

  • Yes, we have bikes and helmets available for loan but please indicate you want to borrow a bike when booking.

What if I am not fit enough for the ride?

  • Don’t worry – This ride is spefically designed for new riders so go at a very steady pace. We ensure no one is left behind and everyone is able to ride at their own pace. If you would like to discuss it further please email,uk

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

  • By Bike - The Bike Dock is located on the river front on National Cycle Network Route 7 (Coast to Coast). We have a secure storage area you can leave your bike in for the duration of the activity if it’s not a ride that is! There are also multiple bike racks you can use if you bring your own lock.
  • By Car - follow signs for the National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL.
  • Parking - the National Glass Centre has a large free carpark which can be used. The University of Sunderland also has a large carpark but charges do apply. Please check the information boards for the most up to date information about charges.
  • By Metro – The nearest metro is St. Peter’s and is approximately 10 minutes away.

What should I bring with me?

  • Before the ride/activity please check the weather and dress appropriately. The weather is changeable so we always recommend a waterproof jacket and gloves. Depending on the length of the ride you may want to bring water and a snack with you. We often stop for refreshments so you might want to bring a bit of money with you if you want to buy something.

What should I wear?

  • Something you can move in comfortably. We recommend leggings or jogging bottoms which are tight at the ankle. Layers are also a good idea and waterproof jacket is often essential.

How much does the event cost?

  • Nothing! This project is supported by the Director of Public Health Sunderland and as such the running costs have been covered.

What if I cannot make it the ride after I have booked onto it?

  • You should be able to cancel your place through Eventbrite – however this can be difficult especially through your mobile. If you cannot make the ride please email or ring 07467 337 944.

What if the ride is cancelled?

  • We will always try and let you know with as much notice as possible. Sometimes this can be first thing in the morning on the day of the ride. We will get in touch via the contact information you booked with, usually your mobile. Please ensure this is correct.

Where does the ride meet?

    • Unless otherwise stated all the rides start at The Bike Dock which is on the river between the National Glass Centre and the university buildings. The Bike Dock is a wooden clad building next to the overflow gravel carpark. Please see the map below for more information.

    Bike Dock Map

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The Bike Dock, adjacent to the National Glass Centre

Liberty Way



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