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Little wheels: cycle skills workshop

Put your cycling skills to the test on a balance bike course at Calke Explore.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Weave through slalom poles, balance over bridges and tackle ramps on a brand new balance bike course.

The course is perfect for children under eight who can ride a small pedal bike or balance bike.

Bring your own bike or borrow one of ours (no extra charge) and take on the challenge!

Our cycle hire team will be on hand to help little ones get to grips with balancing and teaching cycle skills.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Suitable for little ones under eight

Meeting point

The overflow car park field at Calke Explore

What to bring and wear

Please wear weather appropriate, comfortable clothing, suitable for cycling. We also recommend closed toe shoes with a good grip. Helmets will be available to borrow.


Access to the field is level and suitable for trampers, wheelchairs and pushchairs. Unfortunately, only standard balance bikes (without pedals) and standard children's bikes are available.

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