Family & Leisure Cycling

A perfect day out for the whole family

Need bike hire? We have that too, so you don’t need to transport your bikes for your holiday or day out!

We love welcoming both locals and visitors to the area. We have wide array of top quality hire bikes for both the family cycle trail and the mountain bike trails. We have a cafe that caters for all dietary needs including famous homemade cakes and exceptional coffee, a workshop to fix any repairs your bike may need and a bike shop to sell you lots of lovely cycling related things.  Essentially, we are a one stop shop!

For Everyone

The traffic free “Colliers Trail” (previously named “Family Cycle Trail”)in the Forest of Dean is the perfect place to ride with family & friends and is directly accessed from Pedalabikeaway at the Forest of Dean Cycle Centre.  This gentle bike trail follows old railway lines with opportunities to stop at viewpoints to learn about the area’s historical heritage.  You can shorten the trail with Hicksters Way Loop (approximately 4 miles)


Trail Length:Nearly 10 miles
Trail Time:1hr 30m to 3h

Highlights:Severn and Wye railway line, coal mines, Mallards Pike Lake, traffic free

A surfaced, circular route, suitable for all ages and abilities. The trail is best ridden in a clockwise direction, with link routes connecting to nearby villages and picnic sites.The Colliers Trail (previously known as the Family Trail) is one of the most popular traffic free cycle routes in Britain.  Visitors can spot some of the local wildlife including wild boar, roe deer and even goshawk.

Family with 2 kids 1 on bike and 1 on tagalong riding up winding path with ferns and forest either side

Family cycling away from camera into forest with dappled shade and green ferns and forest either side of track

The Route

The Colliers Trail (previously known as The Family Cycle Trail) gently follows the Cannop Valley before climbing gradually through ancient oak (planted in Nelson’s time) and beech woodland to Drybrook Road Station. Want a break on the way around?  Visit our café at the beautiful Mallards Pike Lake for homemade breakfast, lunch or light snack and fantastic, locally roasted coffee.

Hire Fleet

We have a massive range of bikes for hire including e-bikes, leisure bikes, tandems, gravel bikes & mountain bikes for every ability & trail.  We also offer children’s bikes & accessories (including kids seats, tagalongs, trailers) to ensure the whole family can enjoy the forest together.  For less confident riders or those with mobility challenges, we can provide adult trikes or a tandem on request.

Family cycling towards camera smiling led by older girl and younger girl.