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Belfast family fun led rides

Families enjoying led bike ride

Children and families enjoying a Sustrans led bike ride

March 5, 19, 24, 31 and April 2
Multiple venues, Belfast, BT1

Join Sustrans volunteers and staff for one of our five Go explore with Sustrans led bike rides this spring and enjoy free entry to one of a list of exciting destinations, including Belfast Children's Festival and the interactive discovery centre W5.

The Go explore with Sustrans Project has been funded through the Belfast Strategic Partnership’s Family Friendly Team and aims to promote active travel for families in the city, while showing how the city connects up for cycling.

"We are delighted to team up with Young at Art and RSPB among others to offer an exciting day out for all the family,” said Rachael Ludlow-Williams, Sustrans Volunteer Coordinator.

“Belfast has a wealth of traffic-free routes connecting large parts of the city. Many commuters already use these as well as families on leisure cycles at the weekend. However, we want to encourage families who wouldn’t otherwise explore the city on their bikes together to have a go and see what fascinating events are happening just a short journey away.”


Event details:


Tullycarnet Community Centre, Dundonald: Saturday 5 March

Ride departs 11am. Cycling on the Comber Greenway to St Anne's Square, Belfast city centre to The MAC to see Bambi, by Young at Art. Show commences 12.30 [duration 70mins].

Victoria Park, East Belfast: Saturday 19 March

Ride departs 10am. Cycling to Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road for Discover Art workshop. Workshop starts at 11.30 [duration 60 mins].

Shaftesbury Centre, South Belfast: Thursday 24 March

Ride departs 10am. Cycle to Belfast Harbour Estate to the RSPB WOW Centre. Event starts at 11.30 [duration 60mins].

Ozone Centre, Ormeau Park, South East Belfast: Thursday 31 March

Ride departs 10am. Cycle to Titanic Quarter to the W5 Interactive Discovery Centre.

The Big Fish, Lagan Lookout, city centre: Saturday 2 April 

Ride departs 10am. Cycle along Lagan Towpath, NCN Route 9 to Lock-keepers Cottage and Barge, at Shaw’s Bridge.


Each ride will accommodate a maximum of 20 participants and will be fully marshalled by Sustrans' volunteers. This is a family friendly event for all ages and abilities.  Under 16s must be accompanied by parent or guardian and any under 5's must be in trailers, tow bars or seats attached to their parent or guardian’s bikes. All children on bikes must be off stabilisers for the 4 mile each way cycle on mainly traffic free routes. 

Children should bring their own roadworthy bicycles and helmets, with adult bicycles provided for those who need one. If you need to borrow a bicycle for the group ride please arrive earlier than the start time to leave yourself enough time to do so. Bikes are free of charge but will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. We expect the ride to take 45mins and the events vary from 1 to 2 hours.

Go explore with Sustrans

These rides and walks are designed to showcase the cycle routes up and down the country. Organised by our staff and volunteers, these rides are a great way to discover local routes, get some fresh air and meet new people.