Faringdon Cycle Park

Faringdon Cycle Park

Date of Adventure: 16 Oct, 2022

If your child is hitting that big milestone of learning to ride a bike then this is where you want to come with them.

Faringdon Cycle Park is designed as a mini village with landscaping and road markings, a perfect introduction to road awareness without the danger. My son learnt to ride here and it’s ideal terrain for little falls and wobbles along the way whilst the mini local landmarks around the track make it so interesting. Grown ups can pretend to be pedestrians on the zebra crossing, although slightly terrifying at times if your little one hasn’t quite got a handle on the brakes.

A special mention has to go to the team from Farcycles, the local cycling charity, who had the idea, designed, planned, financed (by generous grants and donations) and managed the project. Do keep an eye on their facebook page for free cycle training courses for children from beginner balance bikers up to intermediate children’s sessions.

Visit nearby Faringdon Folly Tower and woodland whilst you are there, you’ll be able to see it from the bike park, and enjoy the wooden sculpture trail amongst the trees, balancing on the wooden beams and stepping logs, sitting on the toadstools or simply take in the panoramic views.

 

 

AT A GLANCE

Free
Always open
No booking required
On Saturday match days and Sunday mornings the rugby club café is open for drinks (hot and cold) and bacon butties
Accessible for all
25 minutes from Headington roundabout
S7 gold bus
Free parking in sports park car park
The details

Website

Folly Sports Park, Stanford Rd, SN7 8BF

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In 2021 Farcycles, the organisation behind Faringdon Cycle Park, were the recipients of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of service to the local community. Bravo!

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